Monthly Archives: January 2015

Hop AAUs, or “Homebrewing, why do you make me do math?”

I recently picked up a recipe from Brew Your Own for a SMaSH pale ale. In the ingredient list, it called for 12 AAU of Citra (1 oz @ 12% alpha acid), not a weight. This was new to me and … Continue reading

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Getting the Grain Into the Bag

There’s an old saying that you can’t put toothpaste back in the tube. Technically you can, but it’s not easy. Similarly, as easy as it sounds to put crushed grain in a muslin bag on brew day, it can seem just … Continue reading

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