At the end of last year, we put forth that one of our goals this year was to experiment with water chemistry to improve our brewing process.
While we were sitting around sipping on the New Albion Ale, we got to talking about SMaSH brewing and how that style of brewing would be good for a number of experiments including water chemistry.
Here’s a video with Mike explaining what his process will be:
- Share our town’s water report as a post
- Work out a few experiments to test deliberate mineral additions to our water
- Share details of the experiment process
- Report on results
With an ultimate goal of brewing excellent beer, it’s getting more clear what tactics you have to master before you can reach that ultimate goal.
I don’t know if it is a linear process. Certainly I had to master cleaning and sanitizing before I mastered pitching enough healthy yeast to mastering fermentation temperatures.
With our (these Brew Dudes and the larger homebrewing tribe) collective homebrewing beer experience, I think we’re really honing in on what tactics really make a big difference in the final product.
Stay tuned and brew on.