Mashing

Mashing

This week we punched out a huge, chocolatey mash that really had us salivating over the mash tun. It had me pondering the amylamazement that is mashing. Mashing is the process of combining the milled grain, together with water, to breakdown complex molecules into...
Nitro Beer

Nitro Beer

As Brisbane cowers in Antarctic-like conditions, we’ve decided to whack some of our next release in a keg, destined for “Nitro”. Imbuing a beer with Nitrogen gas (N2) was originally conceived as a way to replicate the experience of British cask ales, in a packaged...
Humulus Lupulus (Hops)

Humulus Lupulus (Hops)

Humulus Lupulus, or little wolf plant, has been used to flavour and stabilise beer for over a Millenia. Hops are a remarkable bine that grow 5-10 meters every year, from a rhizome. Female plants fruit once a year, responding particularity to UV exposure during...
High Gravity Brewing

High Gravity Brewing

We all have that friend that just doesn’t know when to quit. Incessantly pushing buttons, just to see what happens. This week we had a beer finish at 11.5%. And so I thought I’d talk about the monster that is High Gravity brewing. There’s high gravity brewing and then...
Cold Chain

Cold Chain

Brrrrrr, today was a perfect, freezing Brisbane day, so it’s time to chat Cold Chain. Not super geeky, but I was out and around today, delivering beer and it got me thinking about how one of the most misunderstood quality parameters of beer is shelf-life. Oxygen and...