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All-in-one Brewing Equipment with Chris Graham – BeerSmith Podcast #224

Homebrewing from Beersmith - Thu, 10/29/2020 - 11:13am

Chris Graham from MoreBeer joins me this week to discuss All-in-one brewing equipment options for home brewers.

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Topics in This Week’s Episode (51:08)
  • This week I welcome back Chris Graham. Chris is the President of MoreBeer, one of the largest homebrew supply stores in the US. Chris has also taught at the Siebel Institute and is a former board member on both the Brewers Association Board of Directors and the American Homebrewer’s Association Governing Committee.
  • We have a brief discussion about Chris’ recent activities and some of the ways MoreBeer has had to adopt their business during the pandemic.
  • Chris starts with an explanation of what an “all-in-one” all grain brewing system is and what the major components are.
  • We talk about the advantages of these systems and why they have become very popular in the last few years.
  • We also discuss the advantages of many of these small counter-top systems for brewing small batches along with their low cost.
  • Chris talks about some of the features to look for in an all-in-one system.
  • We walk through specific system options starting with the Braumeister which is one of the first all-in-one systems.
  • Next we discuss the Grainfather which was perhaps the first system to offer all-in-one brewing at a more economical price point.
  • Next we discuss the BrewZilla which comes in three sizes.
  • We continue discussing specific systems including the Mash & Boil, Digimash and the new Anvil Foundry.
  • Chris explains which system is the most popular at the moment and why.
  • He shares his closing thoughts on all-in-one brewing systems.
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Thanks to Chris Graham for appearing on the show and also to you for listening!
iTunes Announcements: I launched a new video channel for the BeerSmith podcast on iTunes, so subscribe now! At the moment it will only feature the new widescreen episodes (#75 and up). Older episodes are available on my revamped Youtube channel. Also all of my audio episodes are on iTunes now – so grab the older episodes if you missed any.

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Brewing German Lagers with Gordon Strong – BeerSmith Podcast #223

Homebrewing from Beersmith - Fri, 10/23/2020 - 1:03pm

Gordon Strong joins me for a discussion on German Lager beer styles and some tips for making the perfect lager.

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Topics in This Week’s Episode (47:30)
  • This week I welcome Gordon Strong. Gordon Strong is the President of the Beer Judge Certification Program, its highest rated beer judge, and author of the books Modern Homebrew Recipes and Brewing Better Beer (Amazon affiliate links).
  • We start with a short discussion of Gordon’s recent activities and trip to Brazil before the pandemic.
  • We walk through some of the German beer styles including Pale Lagers, Malty German Lagers, Amber Lagers and Bocks.
  • Gordon explains some of the common elements from each including flavor and ingredients.
  • We then discuss some of the common elements in German lagers including the most common errors made when brewing them.
  • Gordon explains why a two step German Lager mash is absolutely critical for getting the attenuation and body right in these styles.
  • We talk about malty vs sweet malts and how you can improve your malt bill to get these styles right.
  • We discuss the use of continental hops.
  • Gordon describes the critical importance of proper fermentation and aging to hit these styles spot on.
  • We close with his thoughts on how to brew the perfect German Lager.
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Thanks to Gordon Strong for appearing on the show and also to you for listening!
iTunes Announcements: I launched a new video channel for the BeerSmith podcast on iTunes, so subscribe now! At the moment it will only feature the new widescreen episodes (#75 and up). Older episodes are available on my revamped Youtube channel. Also all of my audio episodes are on iTunes now – so grab the older episodes if you missed any.

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Talus Hops SMaSH Beer Tasting and Notes

Brew Dudes - Wed, 10/21/2020 - 5:30pm

We brewed a SMaSH beer with a quite new hop variety: Talus hops. I bought a pouch from Yakima Valley Hops to use in my typical one gallon format for evaluation. Watch this video to see what we thought of this hop and if the aromas and flavors that we picked up from the beer […]

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Sensory Analysis of Hop Aroma for Beer

Homebrewing from Beersmith - Mon, 10/19/2020 - 8:59am

This week I take a look at methods for doing sensory analysis of hops as well as some of the resources available to understand hop flavor and aroma better.

Understanding Hop Flavor and Aroma

For a few years now I’ve been doing presentations on beer recipe design where I encourage brewers to get more familiar with the flavors and aromas that come from individual ingredients. Hope of course have played a leading role in the US craft beer and IPA revolution, and are very important to the modern brewer, so we’re going to focus on some of the ways you can get to know your hops better today.

A good starting point is actually the hop suppliers. Many suppliers like Hopsteiner, Yakima Chief, Haas and many others publish detailed specs on their hops. Some, like Hopsteiner also publish aroma “spider charts” which show the aroma profile of the hops in a visual way.

Sample Spider Chart for Centennial from Hopsteiner

The sample above from Hopsteiner gives you a good idea of some of the aromas you can expect from hops: Citrusy, fruity, floral, herbal, spicy, resinous, sugar-like and other. Some other hop charts I pulled also included these aromas: menthol, berry/currant, green fruit, sweet fruit, caramel/cream, vegetal and green-grassy.

I found some of the charts from Haas interesting (sample here), as they publish a spider chart showing both the hops profile and also the finished beer profile based on a sample beer. Obviously the hops profile does change during boiling, fermentation and aging, but many of the beer profiles do track well with the dry hop aroma profile.

The Dry Rub Method

To get some hands on experience with hop varieties, the best method is to purchase some fresh hops and do a dry rub. Having had the opportunity to brew with several professional brewers, this is the method that they use to evaluate hops for freshness and aroma.

To perform a dry rub, open your package of hops and place them on a clean surface. Use a spoon to crush the hop pellets into a fine powder. Take a pinch of the powder and rub it vigorously between your palms. Then open your hands and get your nose down deep into the hops to sample the fresh aroma.

If you try this experiment with 5-6 different packets of hops you will quickly be able to detect which hops are the fresh “popping” ones and which ones are the “stinkers”. You can also get a very good idea of the aroma profile for the variety as each hop will have a distinct aroma profile. Try to pick out individual aromas as you sample each one.

Keep in mind that just because one packet of hops smells old or stale that may not reflect the variety as a whole. Sometimes hops get harvested at the wrong time, are processed incorrectly, or stored or packaged improperly. It may have been a bad year for that variety or grower.

This exercise will reinforce the importance of sampling the hops you are brewing with before you brew! I know many brewers who just cut their hop packets open at the appropriate point in the boil without ever sampling them – and in many cases are adding poor quality hops to otherwise great beer. Open your hop packet before you brew and do a dry rub to make sure they have a good aroma profile before you fire up the mash tun or kettle.

Hop Teas and Brewing

There is also another method for evaluating hops which involves making a hop tea with hot water and hops. While it can be an effective method I don’t see it used much anymore in part because the very bitter teas can overwhelm some of the subtle aromas you would otherwise get from the hops.

Obviously brewing beer is the best way to evaluate your hops and I encourage you to take a few notes when you do your dry rub before brewing and then compare those notes to the flavor and aroma profile of the finished beer after you brew. Doing this on a regular basis will help you develop a better sense of the flavors and aroma that come from hops and differentiate them from flavors provided by other ingredients.

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Mosaic LUPOMAX American Amber Ale

Brew Dudes - Wed, 10/14/2020 - 2:13pm

We have a lot of LUPOMAX hops to brew with from Yakima Valley Hops. On this post, we discuss the latest beer. This American Amber Ale was brewed with homegrown and home malted Caramel malt along with a lot of Mosiac LUPOMAX hops. Mosaic LUPOMAX Amber Ale Recipe Mosiac LUPOMAX American Amber Ale Recipe 10 […]

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2020 Harvest Ale Review

Brew Dudes - Wed, 10/07/2020 - 7:16pm

So I got my homegrown Chinook hops tested and now it was time to brew with them. You’d think I’d wait to get the results of the analysis first, but who has time for that? I was going to use my years of experience as guidance for this brew. Let’s see if we can pick […]

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BeerSmith 3.1 Mobile Released and Price Lowered

Homebrewing from Beersmith - Thu, 10/01/2020 - 4:13pm

I’m happy to announce the BeerSmith Mobile 3.1.8 update has been released for Android, iPhone/IOS and the Amazon app store. The app is being released on an “rolling” basis to existing users or via the app store over the next week.

More Value, Costs Less

The new BeerSmith Mobile release is a significant improvement over the 3.0 release, but I’ve also lowered the price. I’ve reduced the price from $7.99 US to $4.99 US for the month of October, 2020 to support brewers who may be spending more time brewing at home, but feeling the economic impacts of COVID.

As a reminder, I’ve stopped development on the BeerSmith Lite app, but any Gold or higher license holder can access the same features previously included in BeerSmith Lite by just logging in at BeerSmithRecipes.com from their mobile device, or simply purchase BeerSmith Mobile.

I’ve started development on a web-based version of BeerSmith that will allow you to edit cloud recipes from any web browser or mobile device. At the moment I’m planning to release the web based version next year followed by the ability do do data sync (ingredients, profiles) with the desktop version after that.

BeerSmith Mobile 3.1 Features

The two main complaints with earlier versions of BeerSmith mobile were issues with the file storage system and the somewhat clunky hierarchical menu system. So for the new version I’ve moved to an SQL-Lite storage system which provides reliable data storage and also a simple pop-up menu system to allow easier navigation between pages.

  • Entire storage system has been moved to a SQL based database for significantly improved reliability
  • A new popup menu system makes it much easier to navigate between recipes, tools and pages
  • Improved 3.1 brewing features including alternate mash pH models, “sparge” mash additions and dry hop options
  • Clicking on an item takes you straight to edit
  • Added a large number of new brewing tools to match desktop version
  • Numeric fields now bring up the numeric keyboard on most devices
  • Fermentation data can now be recorded from the mobile device
  • Timer system revamped to show up as a bar on top of page
  • Each recipe now has a popup button for moving/deleting/brewday timer
  • Header at top of screen will now dynamically appear/disappear when scrolling
  • Most views remember their last scroll position and don’t scroll all the way to the top every time
Bug Fixes
  • Corrected issues with Weyermann malt additions not correctly being included in mash volumes
  • Corrected issue where you could not easily change cloud logins by entering new username/password under Options->Login
  • Corrected subtle issue with mash infusion temps not properly including the mash tun volume corrections
  • Corrected issue where some misc water agents marked as boil also showed up in water prep for timer
  • Corrected issue with brewday timer – it now shows no mash ingredients for things like cider
  • Added FG, ABV and bitterness ratio to recipe editor to make them available when editing a recipe
  • Corrected major issues with dry yeast calculations under recipe builder – now correct
  • Corrected problem with cloud popup menu not working from Tools views
  • Corrected minor display issue on Profiles->Styles list for IOS

Thank you for your continued support and please keep an eye on my blog or email list to receive the latest news on BeerSmith.

Brad Smith, PhD

BeerSmith LLC

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Homegrown Hops Test Results

Brew Dudes - Wed, 09/30/2020 - 6:13pm

In a time when testing seems to be very important, it made sense to me to get my Chinook hops analyzed to understand some elements about them that are important to know for brewing purposes. Learn more about the steps I took to get my hops tested and the results of the test. What Were […]

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Craft Malting with Andrea Stanley – BeerSmith Podcast #222

Homebrewing from Beersmith - Tue, 09/29/2020 - 1:07pm

Andrea Stanley from Valley Malt joins me this week to discuss Craft Malting and heirloom malt varieties.

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Topics in This Week’s Episode (51:15)
  • This week my guest is Andrea Stanley, co-owner and founder of Valley Malt, a Craft malt house in Massachusetts. She joins me this week to discuss craft malting and malt varieties.
  • We start with a short discussion of Valley Malt and how they are doing currently.
  • We dive into barley varieties and how a relatively small number are grown at large scale commercially.
  • Andrea next explains how some craft malt houses and farmers are beginning to work with heirloom and newer barley varieties to expand local barley growing.
  • We talk about her experiments with a barley called Hanna, which is a Moravian Landrace Barley
  • She tells us where she is with Hanna and we also discuss GMO products and how malts are non-DMO.
  • We cover the “Brew Local” trend and also how many breweries are trying hard to source local ingredients for their beer.
  • Andrea has a new supply chain group she’s been working with and we discuss that.
  • We talk about sustainable packaging for malts.
  • We end with a short discussion of Valley Malt, their new efforts in producing baking flour and their 10 year anniversary.
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Thanks to Andrea Stanley for appearing on the show and also to you for listening!
iTunes Announcements: I launched a new video channel for the BeerSmith podcast on iTunes, so subscribe now! At the moment it will only feature the new widescreen episodes (#75 and up). Older episodes are available on my revamped Youtube channel. Also all of my audio episodes are on iTunes now – so grab the older episodes if you missed any.

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Phenols in Contaminated Homebrewed Beer

Brew Dudes - Wed, 09/23/2020 - 12:23pm

Sometimes even the most experienced homebrewer brews a batch that gets contaminated somewhere in the process. Mike presents this Best Bitter that had such wonderful potential but well, it turned out not so good. In this video, we discuss the recipe and the contamination which caused phenols in the finished beer. Hey, Wha’ Happened? Dude, […]

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Hop Breeding and New Varieties with Stan Hieronymus – BeerSmith Podcast #221

Homebrewing from Beersmith - Mon, 09/21/2020 - 4:18pm

Stan Hieronymus joins me this week to discuss hop breeding programs and some of the new hop varieties hitting the brewing market.

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Topics in This Week’s Episode (49:48)
  • This week my guest is Stan Hieronymus. Stan is the author of For the love of Hops and has authored a number of other books as well including Brewing Local, Brew Like a Monk and Brewing with Wheat (Amazon affiliate links)  Stan has also penned hundreds of periodicals and is a certified beer judge.
  • We start with a discussion of some of Stan’s recent work researching hops, and the history of hop breeding programs.
  • Stan tells us how the hop breeding programs evolved over the years including finding high alpha hops as well as hops resistant to disease.
  • We discuss how hop breeding has been transformed by the Craft Beer revolution here in the US.
  • Stan explains why it takes so long (15-20 years) to get a new hop tested and into production.
  • We discuss the difference between public and privately funded hops research as well as licensed hops.
  • Stan tells us about the major hop breeding programs around the world.
  • We discuss some of the top hop varieties right now and why they are so hard to get.
  • Stan goes over many of the new hop varieties just hitting the market right now.
  • We discuss where brewers can learn more about hop breeding.
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Thanks to Stan Hieronymus for appearing on the show and also to you for listening!
iTunes Announcements: I launched a new video channel for the BeerSmith podcast on iTunes, so subscribe now! At the moment it will only feature the new widescreen episodes (#75 and up). Older episodes are available on my revamped Youtube channel. Also all of my audio episodes are on iTunes now – so grab the older episodes if you missed any.

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BeerSmith 3.1+ Storage and Backup Improvements

Homebrewing from Beersmith - Sun, 09/20/2020 - 9:15am

Starting with the BeerSmith 3.1 update we’ve added improved data storage security as well as backup options to the BeerSmith platform. I strongly recommend upgrading to 3.1 or higher by going to the main download page at BeerSmith.com if you are using an older version of BeerSmith.

Improved Storage

In earlier versions of BeerSmith the data was stored under the Documents/BeerSmith3 directory. As computers have evolved this created more and more problems with shared drives, antivirus programs, cleanup and backup programs. For example many antivirus programs block programs from reading/writing a lot of data to the Documents folder. To correct this, V3.1 now recommends you store data in the AppData (Windows) or user Library (Mac) folder which is far less likely to be blocked or tampered with.

BeerSmith also previously stored changes made in memory and then wrote the data when you closed the program. This caused issues if the program crashed or if the program was left running when the computer shut down, which can happen on many laptops. The new version stores data changes incrementally as they are made, which means you won’t lose data in a crash or unexpected computer shutdown.

New Backup Features

BeerSmith 3.1 adds two new menu items on the File menu. The first one called Full Backup to Zip can be used to create a single zip archive file containing all of your current BeerSmith data and settings. This makes it very easy to make a periodic backup of your data for archival or make a copy of your data to move to another computer.

There is also a File->Full Recovery from Zip which takes the above zip file and recovers all of your data. Since recovering from a zip file replaces all of your existing data, the program will first ask you if you want to backup your existing data to a zip file, which you can do, and then it will do the recovery.

Transferring to a New Computer

Using the new backup and recover from zip commands it is now much easier to move to a new computer when you upgrade. Just install BeerSmith and activate it on the new computer, then use the File->Full Backup to Zip on the old computer to back it up. Next transfer that zip file to the new computer and use the File->Full Recovery from Zip on the new computer to restore all of your data and settings.

Automatic Backups of Files and Recipe Edits

In addition to the above changes, BeerSmith 3 makes periodic full backups of your key data files and stores them by date. You can access these from the File->Recover from Auto Backup command. Here there are 5 backups for each major data type, and you can select a file and click the button Open File in a New Tab to view the backup data for that date.

If you want to recover only a few items, you can then copy/paste the data from the open file tab back to your My Recipes or other view. If you need to restore the entire file, you can use the Recover from Backup Selected on the recover dialog.

In addition to the bulk automatic backups, the Recipe->Recipe Archive keeps a record of all major recipe edits. This lets you recover the last version or recent versions of any recipe even if you deleted or made substantial changes. From this view it will show recipes by date along with the name, action and folder they were stored in. In addition you can use the search box on the title bar to find all versions of a single recipe. Open a recipe by double clicking to view it and use the Save a Copy button on the ribbon to save a copy of the open recipe back to your folders.

That is a quick overview of some of the backup and recover options available in BeerSmith 3.1. Thanks for joining me on the BeerSmith Home Brewing Blog. Be sure to sign up for my newsletter or my podcast (also on itunes…and youtube) for more great tips on homebrewing.

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Citra LUPOMAX SMaSH Beer Review

Brew Dudes - Wed, 09/16/2020 - 2:04am

We got a bunch of hops from Yakima Valley Hops, which included their new product called LUPOMAX. From their website, they state that it is a “new concentrated pellet that is consistent, efficient, and optimized for hop flavor.”  We wanted to learn more so we brewed a few SMaSH beers to compare and contrast Citra […]

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Kveik vs. British Ale – Yeast Comparison

Brew Dudes - Wed, 09/09/2020 - 12:52pm

What happens when you brew a stout at the high end of the temperature range? You brew another one with a Kveik strain and see how they compare. Can all yeast strains handle the same high temperature range of a Kveik strain? Well, Mike brewed two beers and fermented them both on the high end […]

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Tips on Reducing Oxidation in NEIPAs

Brew Dudes - Wed, 09/02/2020 - 5:35am

We have received a bunch of questions regarding this topic so we gathered our thoughts and made a video response. The magic of New England India Pale Ales (NEIPAs) is the wonderful yet delicate hop aroma and flavor and it takes large amounts of hops to produce this magic. Due to the substantial hop additions, […]

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Beer Brewing Q&A with Jamil Zainasheff – BeerSmith Podcast #220

Homebrewing from Beersmith - Sun, 08/30/2020 - 3:23pm

Jamil Zainasheff from Heretic Brewing joins me this week for a beer brewing question and answer session.

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Topics in This Week’s Episode (53:10)
  • This week my guest is Jamil Zainasheff. Jamil is the founder and owner of Heretic Brewing near San Francisco as well as an award winning professional and home brewer. Jamil is also the author of the books “Brewing Classic Styles” and “The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation” (Amazon affiliate links) as well as co-host of the “Brew Strong” podcast on the Brewing Network.
  • We briefly discuss Heretic Brewing before moving on to a beer brewing Question and Answer session
  • Jamil tells us how to get the haze into a “Hazy IPA”.
  • We talk about “Brewing Classic Styles” and what Jamil’s favorite beer styles are
  • Jamil gives his thoughts on using a multi-step mash versus a single step infusion mash.
  • I ask Jamil how much water adjustment he does on his professionally brewed beers at Heretic Brewing
  • We talk about how to go about selecting hops as well as whether hop blends are appropriate for some beers.
  • I ask Jamil his opinion on the IPA craze in craft brewing and whether he thinks something else could replace it.
  • We talk about the mash-out step and whether it is important or even useful anymore
  • I ask Jamil about his “Mr Malty” yeast calculator and the use of yeast starters
  • We discuss what he thinks are some of the most overused and underused malts in brewing.
  • We talk about how Craft breweries are adjusting to the current pandemic as well as what we can do to support them.
  • Jamil shares his closing thoughts.
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Thanks to Jamil Zainasheff appearing on the show and also to you for listening!
iTunes Announcements: I launched a new video channel for the BeerSmith podcast on iTunes, so subscribe now! At the moment it will only feature the new widescreen episodes (#75 and up). Older episodes are available on my revamped Youtube channel. Also all of my audio episodes are on iTunes now – so grab the older episodes if you missed any.

Thoughts on the Podcast?

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2020 Homegrown Hops Update

Brew Dudes - Wed, 08/26/2020 - 4:20am

We received a few messages from people who wanted an update on our homegrown hops so we put this video together to provide an update on our 2020 adventures. How Goes The Grows? Well, 2020 has been a different year in so many ways. For where we live, we had a very dry spring and […]

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Low ABV NEIPA Take 2

Brew Dudes - Wed, 08/19/2020 - 3:17am

Mike’s brother-in-law request for a low alcohol by volume (ABV) juicy hoppy beer is still open and Mike’s quest to fulfill it has taken him to brew another version of the beer we tasted a few weeks ago. So here is take 2 of this sessionable NEIPA. Let’s see what we thought of this one: […]

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Brew Dudes Homebrew Swap – Exchange #40

Brew Dudes - Wed, 08/12/2020 - 12:58pm

Sometimes we have other homebrewers want to share their beer with us. We have been doing this exchange thing for a while since, here we are, hitting our 40th swap. Check out the beer we got sent from Mark in Colorado. A Kölsch and an NEIPA For Us Mark sent us 3 beers but we […]

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Nelson Sauvin SMaSH Beer Tasting

Brew Dudes - Wed, 08/05/2020 - 12:54pm

We had a viewer request for us to brew this SMaSH beer ages ago. These Brew Dudes had some knowledge of the hop. It didn’t blow us away in our previous adventures, but we do like to satisfy requests. Here’s our video discussing our Nelson Sauvin SMaSH Beer. What Did We Think? Well, this hop […]

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