Brussels to Berkeley

February 28, 2021 Taking a look at some lesser known IPA sub-styles with Tony Van Der Linden When you think of IPAs these days, where does your mind normally go? Is it hazies and the (these days)...

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How to Really Clean Glasses

January 30, 2021 By José Perez If you got served the two beers below, which one would you choose to drink? If you picked the one on the right, then you can already instinctively recognise a beer poured in...

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Reaching Terminal Gravity

August 24, 2020 By Dion Clark Reaching your proper final gravity is something that newer brewers in particular worry about a lot. Here are some tips. Learn your tools Whatever tool you are using for your...

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Beer Design: Improving Competition Results

July 20, 2020 By Nick Holt Are your beers scoring low 30’s and fault free, but your not getting those competition wins? Take heart, these scores are a sign you are really a good brewer. When a judge...

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Fruited Kettle Sours

May 16, 2020 with Anthony “Ziggo” Zigenbine Sour beers have been around since beer was invented, and this new trend of fruited sours is just their latest incarnation. You can impress your...

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Hilltops Hops: Brisbane’s Own Hop Farm

May 14, 2020 by Dion Clark Steve from Hilltops very generously hand delivered three pots of Chinook hop plants to my door recently. As a token of my gratitude, and in normal home brewer fashion I gave...

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Common Beer Faults

March 31, 2019 by Dion Clark These faults were sampled in our March 2019 education night sensory training session. They represent some of the most common beer faults. Tips aim to be relevant to our...

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Needs More Hops!

March 31, 2019 Guide to improving your hoppy beers by Nick Holt The Hops The first and most basic is the hop itself. Look at the type and try and select more classic American hop types for that typical...

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Brisbane Water Analysis

March 30, 2019 The table below table shows the full results of water analyses commissioned by BABBs in March 2019. Note that the City and West sources come from the same source, while the Cleveland,...

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How to read a BJCP Scoresheet

August 14, 2018 By Nick Holt. As a club we have spent a lot of time in mini-comps talking about how to fill in a scoresheet, and I have previously written about the importance of understanding how to do...

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