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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 “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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The Ultimate Guide to Craft Beer Date Coding

Introduction This article is intended to give Australian and New Zealand brewers advice to adequately date code their beer.  You should conduct your own research to see what works best for your product and ensure you comply with relevant food standards in your part of the world. There’s often much internet discussion about beers not …

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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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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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