Tyson Read

Pumpkin Spice Bulls#$%

I saw a posting the other day on one of the brewers forums where somebody was asking how much rice hulls to put in the mash to solve a slow runoff problem caused by mashing with pumpkins.  I thought to myself, “I know how to solve this problem.  Start with throwing the squash in the… Read more »

Tyson Read

IBU’s: I’m Better Than U

This is what they should really call them because since breweries started advertising IBU’s (International Bitterness Units for those that aren’t already obsessed), they have really been a d**k measuring stick. “Hey look at me and how many IBU’s I can put in my beer.” Or “look at how many IBU’s I can drink.” The… Read more »

Tyson Read

A Lesson on Foam

Answer Your Foam Nobody has asked me anything specific lately, so I decided to lecture everybody about beer foam. As a brewer, nothing gets me riled up like when people demand beer liquid right up to the brim of a glass, it’s only a half ounce more beer people and you are missing the best… Read more »