Diacetyl is a little ketone (C4H6O2) that flummoxes the beer world.
Despite its reputation for being a whiskey-country, Ireland has been a big player in the brewing world for centuries. Here are some of its most popular styles.
Homebrewing became federally legal on February 1, 1979, but the fight to make beer at home didn’t stop there.
Nothing goes with tailgating like great beer. If you need a great beer quick, you can have these beers ready to serve in 10-14 days if you keg and about 21 days if you bottle.
When perceiving certain aromas of beer, you may hear people refer to “esters” and “phenols.” The fact of the matter is, esters and phenols are quite different, though they can be present at the same time. Let’s take a look at some of the main causes in the brewing process.
Yeast grows on a number of plants and also drifts through the air. In the old days people fermented things without even knowing what was causing it. There is no reason we cannot make use of wild yeast in our beers and see what we end up with at the end!