Breweries, Technique

Bourbon, 2Bar Spirits Style

The greater Seattle area is home to over 26 distilleries, more than any other county in the US. The City of Seattle alone has 17 distilleries, offering locals a wide range of high-octane craft offerings. We visited 2Bar Spirits, where founder Nathan Kaiser and head distiller Maddie Kelly focus on only one product – bourbon. And not just bourbon in the traditional sense – 2Bar is committed to grain-to-glass production, sourcing all their grains from Washington state farmers. 2Bar proudly…

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Howto, Technique

Pico: Dry Hopping

If you’re a Pico owner, you’ve probably noticed that some of your PicoPaks come with a vacuum sealed bag with tea bag-like sachets with hops pellets in them. These sachets are included in only certain Paks, and are for the magical process of Dry Hopping. Often found in Pale Ales and IPAs, dry hopping is a process in which hops are steeped in beer after the brewing process and should be added in the middle or end of fermentation. This…

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Technique

Sous Vide Cooking with Founder Jim Mitchell

Here at PicoBrew, we know our Pico appliance can do many things. It’s an innovative product that removes uncertainty in the home brewing process. It makes fresh craft beer practically with the touch of a button. It works with biodegradable ingredient kits born from recipes from award-winning breweries all over the world. But if that’s not enough, it’s also something of a chef’s best friend! Pico doubles as both a home brewery appliance AND a sous vide cooker. For those…

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The Brew Belt

Hello Pico Brewers! I want to share with you some of the practices I use after the brewing cycle is complete. These tips will help to ensure you’ll be drinking delicious Pico brewed beer each time. The Brew Belt, for those unaware, is exactly that: a heated belt secured around your fermenter to keep your beer at a constant fermentation temperature. It’s the perfect solution if your room temperature is too cool for fermenting ales. It’s also a must-have if you’re doing fast fermentation of lagers under…

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