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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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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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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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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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The Beginner’s Guide to Diastaticus in Beer and How To Diagnose Gushing Bottles, Cans and Kegs

This post is intended to give brewers without expensive lab equipment the tools they need to determine if they have a Diastaticus problem in their already packaged product.  If you’re reading this, chances are you already have “gushing” kegs, bottles and cans out in the market and need to know what’s up. I’m an avid …

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7 Mistakes Brewers Make When Entering Beer Competitions

Is your brewery considering entering a beer competition such as the Australian International Beer Awards (AIBAs), World Beer Cup, Asia Beer Cup or International Beer Challenge? That’s great! Beer competitions are the best way for a professional brewer to get feedback about his/her product from industry peers as well as potentially winning some medals or trophies to …

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Beer Quality vs Value: Your Consumers Know More Than You Give Them Credit For

Here I’ll throw this one out there for you and it might come as a surprise to you…… Carlton Draught is a high quality beer….and so is XXXX Gold. There.  I said it…and it feels liberating to finally share my thoughts with you.  They’ve been buried deep within my brain for many years now as …

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