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Utter Simplicity


There is an eloquence in simplicity.  When I brewed the latest beer I learned a couple of things about this principle.  Not only was I showing my co-worker and fellow beer aficionado how to brew, but I killed two birds with one stone by brewing a SMASH beer and dry hopping it.  Now I’ll admit most brewers get around to dry hopping well into their first year of brewing.  Call me a late bloomer.  In reality, I had my reasons for delaying the inevitable.  It was a matter of learning how to develop flavor in the boil before throwing away hops in the fermenter.