Chop & Brew | Solar Wave IPA & Idaho 7 Hops

Episode 58: We’re back at Bad Weather Brewing Company to taste Solar Wave Golden IPA, the pro-am style collaboration beer we brewed there a month ago. The discussion includes some thoughts on the new Idaho 7 hop, filtering hoppy beers, and some advice for homebrewers making Solar Wave at home. [Original postdate: March 1, 2017]

Ted & Paul’s Fresh Hop Ale 2013

As with most brew days around Ted’s garage, this beer was fairly random and chaotic. The following is the closest thing we could come up with to represent the goings-on of the brew day (seen brewed in Chop & Brew – Episode 14 and tasted in Chop & Brew – Episode 17). This “recipe” yield

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