Chop & Brew – Episode 16: Wyeast 1217 West Coast IPA

In this Chop & Brew Roundtable episode Chip, DonO and Dawson taste and discuss several IPAs fermented with Wyeast 1217 West Coast IPA (Private Collection strain for Sept-Dec 2013). The conversation focuses on the characteristics and usage of Wyeast 1217, but also includes discussion of the new high-alpha German hop Polaris and American hop EXP

Get the Acorn American IPA

Instead of reprinting the recipe for Get the Acorn American IPA here, Chop & Brew would like you to visit the original post from Michael Dawson’s The Beer Engine Blog. **Note: Wyeast 1217 West Coast IPA is currently a Private Collection strain for Sept-Dec 2013. If not available when you brew this beer, Dawson

Chop & Brew – Episode 14: Brewing with Fresh/Wet Hops

The Krewe of Chop & Brew gathers for a wet-hop brew day to wrap up this year’s series on “Growing Hops at Home.” We pick hops straight off the bine and stuff more than 10 pounds into a double-size batch. Thanks to Ted W. for hosting this motley bunch for a great brew day. Let