High Gravity Brewing. Is The Quest For Efficiency Considered Craft Beer?

In this blog post, I’m going to talk about high gravity brewing. Is it considered craft? or is it something strictly for the mega lager brewers? About High Gravity Brewing When considering High Gravity Brewing in your brewery operation, it’s important to understand the pros and cons of it, in particular with respect to beer …

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Rockstar Brewer Teams Up With The 5th Ingredient To Bring Beer30 Brewery Management System To Australia and New Zealand

Those with a taste and a mind for beer will already know of its four key ingredients: water, malt, hops, and yeast. There is, however, an equally as important, fifth Ingredient, which is crucial for breweries in taking their practises and results to the next level – data. US company, The 5th Ingredient, are one of …

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How an External Brewery Lab Can Make You a Better Brewer (and grow your sales)

Since launching Rockstar Brewer Labs in late 2018, it’s been great to see so many breweries engage in a conversation with me about how a lab can help them grow beer sales through enhanced beer quality. Often, however, when you chat with a brewer and tell them about all of the data they can acquire …

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Introducing Rockstar Brewer Labs: Beer Quality Analysis Services For Australian Craft Brewers

I am super-stoked to announce the launch of Rockstar Brewer Labs nation-wide for all Australian craft brewers! Implementing a quality lab as part of your brewery operation is something that can really take your beer and your brand to the next level. So we’ve made available at your disposal access to affordable laboratory services via our …

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The Complete Beginners Guide To Starting Your Brewery’s Quality Lab

When you open your brewery and start making beer, you’ll probably find that you can get away without any detailed analysis conducted in a brewery quality lab. I mean, you’ve put in the hard work, you’ve built the brewery and of course, you know your beer. You’re even the person undertaking all of the brewing …

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How “Dry Hop Creep” Causes Diacetyl In Beer and How Brewers Can Minimise The Risk

Introduction Have you ever wondered why your perfectly good, diacetyl free IPA left your brewery in a good state only to find that it picked up diacetyl some time later? In this article, I’m going to break down what may be happening in your beer. Each month, Rockstar Brewer Academy members get together online for …

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The 5 Critical Things You Need To Consider When Building A Brewery

Introduction Lately, I’ve been involved in some brewery build projects which, to be honest, brewery engineering isn’t really my forte (I’m more of a beer-making guy than a brewery engineer/builder but I have some great colleagues who support me when I build a brewery). Planning these breweries has been fun and it’s great to see …

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How To Hit Your Target Original Gravity On Brew Day Every Time (And Why Mash Efficiency Is Irrelevant)

This article is going to tell you about a simple calculation that will ensure that you hit your target Original Gravity (OG) every single time. Whether you’re a home brewer or a pro brewer, this trick is for you. By using this calculation several times during brew day, you will ensure that you have consistent …

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How to Enter and Win at the Australian International Beer Awards

Introduction This is a 5-Step guide to help you craft an awesome entry into the 2018 Australian International Beer Awards (AIBAs). (Full Disclosure – I am an AIBA judge and opinions in this post do not represent the views of the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria or the AIBA.  I just want to see you …

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