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Recipe – NEIPA

New England IPA is an American style IPA with intense fruit flavors and aromas, a soft body, smooth mouthfeel, and often opaque with substantial haze. Less perceived bitterness than traditional IPAs but always massively hop forward. This emphasis on late hopping, especially dry hopping, with hops with tropical fruit qualities lends the specific ‘juicy’ character […]

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Swaen Oat

Naked oats

Malted naked oats are becoming an increasingly popular adjunct grain for craft brewers looking to add a new dimensions of flavour and mouthfeel to their beers. Unlike traditional oats which have an outer hull, naked oats have no outer husk. This allows greater access to the inner oat kernel during the malting process, resulting in […]

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The Journey of Malt – Roasting

Last time, we have looked the caramelization of malt, for a sweeter taste and golden colour. You can also roast your kilned malt, with a totally different outcome. But why would you roast malt? Producers of Porters and Stouts will truly value the powerful colours, aromas and flavours, but it can even be used when […]

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Ask Jos

Ask Jos – Navigating the Challenges of Global Increasing Gelatinization Temperatures in Barley

Dear Brewers, As we embark on the journey into the brewing landscape of 2024, we find ourselves facing a unique challenge – one that stems from the unpredictable shifts in weather patterns attributed to global warming. The barley harvest of 2023 poses a particular issue, with a gelatinization temperature peaking at 68°C and a second […]

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Will we serve your beer at the BrauBeviale?

Do you have the fruitiest IPA, the most crisp Blond or the creamiest barrel aged Stout? If you are proud of your creation and have it on keg, we are looking for you! At the BrauBeviale we want to serve a truly unique beer for our guests. And we will of course pay for the […]

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Cara malt

The Journey of Malt – Caramelising

While the previous steps – which you can find below – were pretty straight forward, there are different ways to move forward after kilning. If you want to create base malt, you can actually stop here. The process is done. But as a malt house that loves Specialty Malts, there are some additional steps you can do. […]

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