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Rebuilding the Milling Station at MHE in 2016

Building the new mill was one thing. Rebuilding the milling station at the Modern Homebrew Emporium was another. We definitely wanted to preserve the existing small mill (a MashMaster we installed back in 2014) while upgrading the station so that the milled grain was enclosed behind doors to help cut down on dust generation. The[…]

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Seasonal Yeast – Wyeast 5151-PC Brettanomyces claussenii™

This article is one in a series describing the seasonal yeasts put out by our liquid yeast manufacturers. This one is.. Wyeast 5151-PC Brettanomyces claussenii™ “Notes of tropical fruit, pineapple and, to a lesser extent, peach and blueberry round out a classic Brett profile. Produces “horse blanket,” leathery, and smoky character, but at lower level than[…]

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Replacing the Primary Mill at MHE in 2016

Here at Modern Homebrew Emporium, it is not hyperbole when we say that we sell tons of grain. Over 23 tons last year alone. If only half of that passed through our mills, that’s still more than a ton a month. We’ve relied on our faithful JSP MaltMill for well over a decade in various[…]

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Seasonal Yeast – Wyeast 3191-PC Berliner-Weisse Blend™

This article is one in a series describing the seasonal yeasts put out by our liquid yeast manufacturers. This one is.. Wyeast 3191-PC Berliner-Weisse Blend™ “This blend includes a German ale strain, an authentic Lactobacillus strain, and Brettanomyces for a critical earthy characteristic. Expect a slow start to fermentation as the yeast and bacteria in[…]

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Seasonal Yeast – Wyeast 3031-PC Saison-Brett Blend™

This article is one in a series describing the seasonal yeasts put out by our liquid yeast manufacturers. This one is.. Wyeast 3031-PC Saison-Brett Blend™ “A blend of Saison yeast and Brettanomyces creates a dry and complex ale. Classic earthy and spicy farmhouse character meets tropical and stone fruit esters; aging brings elevated Brett flavor. Expect high attenuation[…]

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Seasonal Yeast – White Labs WLP540 Abbey IV Ale Yeast

This article is one in a series describing the seasonal yeasts put out by our liquid yeast manufacturers. This one is.. White Labs WLP540 Abbey IV Ale Yeast “An authentic Trappist style yeast. Use for Belgian style ales, dubbels, tripples, and specialty beers. Fruit character is medium, in between WLP500 (high) and WLP530 (low).” For[…]

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Seasonal Yeast – White Labs WLP006 Bedford British

This article is one in a series describing the seasonal yeasts put out by our liquid yeast manufacturers. This one is.. White Labs WLP006 Bedford British “Ferments dry and flocculates very well. Produces a distinctive ester profile. Good choice for most English style ales including bitter, pale ale, porter, and brown ale.” Vital stats: Attenuation[…]

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QBC 2016Q1 Update: The Unveiling

Back in the first quarter of this year we had our inaugural Quarterly Brewing Challenge. The idea was that we’d explore the excellent variety of limited-edition English yeasts being released by both White Labs and Wyeast. Our winner, Tyler McSorley, used the White Labs 022 Essex Ale to great effect in brewing an English Golden[…]