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HDHC (High Density Hop Charge)

Today we are talking HDHC or High Density Hop Charge. Developed by Otherhalf Brewing with some American hop bioengineers, HDHC is simply getting as much hop flavour in your beer with as little planty, polyphenol-laden leaf matter in the product. As we all know,...

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Small batch beer needs small batch malt

Not all base malt is created equal. That’s why we’ve spent time really trying to understand what we want from our malt. For those playing at home, base malt provides the framework of your beer and accounts for between 50-100% of all the malt in your recipe. It...

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Carbonic Maceration

Today we are chatting Carbonic Maceration! Phase two of our Shiraz XPA Hybrid involves a foray into an old winemaking technique. By leaving whole Shiraz fruit under a blanket of carbon dioxide, there is an enzymatic breakdown of the juice within each individual...

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Shiraz XPA

This week we’ve answered the age old question of Grape or Grain? Beer or Wine? Shiraz or Stout? Well, the answer is clearly both, at once. While co-fermentation is an ancient process, beer and wine hybrids are gaining traction. We’re having some fun this week by...

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Bioprospecting

A weekly incursion into the mind of a brewer, where we will explore some of the intriguing aspects of beer making. Today we are Bioprospecting! Not only fun to say at parties, fun to do for making beer. It’s the process of sifting the local environs to harvest...

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