Jodie Chiffey

Jodie knows quite a bit about beer and brewing it. From different types of hops and how they will affect your brew to her own opinion on various craft brews on the market. Jodie isn't afraid to bring you her opinion on a new brew here at Beertannica, along with helping you decide if an ingredient or beer is the one for you. Her comprehensive guides will answer all your questions and more!

liberty hops guide

Liberty Hops Guide – Should You Use this American Hop Instead of Hallertauer Mittelfrüher?

I think that noble hops such as Hallertauer Mittelfrüher are some of the best varieties to use for beer, and this is why I like brewing with Liberty hops to offer a slightly American edge to my homebrews. Liberty shares many characteristics with Hallertauer Mittelfrüher, but I think there are enough differences that allow this …

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hallertau hops guide

Hallertau Hops Guide

As someone who thoroughly enjoys brewing (and drinking!) German-style beer, Hallertauer Mittelfrüher, is a favorite type of hop of mine. I love working with noble flavors, particularly to create European pilsners and lagers; however, I’ve made several lovely tasting lagers and pilsners with Hallertau hops. Hallertau hops are an American version of Hallertauer Mittelfrüher, but …

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Vojvodina Hops Guide – What You Should Know about this Underused Hop

The reason I started experimenting with Vojvodina hops is that this hop is massively underused both commercially and by homebrewers. I love trying out lesser-known types of hops, and I’m also a big fan of crafting up ales and lagers using the main noble hops (Hallertau Mittelfrüh, Saaz, Spalt, and Tettnanger). When I discovered that …

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Columbus Hops Guide

Columbus Hops Guide

I’m always keen to try new hops in my homebrew recipes, and if the hop comes with an intriguing backstory, then it interests me even more. The history of Columbus hops fascinates me as its exact lineage and how it was bred are shrouded in mystery. I’ve used Columbus hops in several of my homebrews …

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mandarina hops guide

Mandarina Hops Guide – A Combination of Traditional and Modern Flavors

Mandarina brings together traditional German noble elements with modern fruity and zesty flavors to create a well-balanced hop. In this Mandarina hops guide, I will look at how this hop performs when used in various homebrews such as Pilsners, IPAs, and Lagers. I’ll look at what hops would go well with Mandarina to create tasty …

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