Monthly Archives: October 2014

3 Simple Steps for Converting All-Grain Recipes to Extract

It can be frustrating as an extract brewer to find a great recipe only to see it formulated for all-grain. Luckily, the process of converting all-grain recipes to extract is simple, and we’ll show you how! 1. Identify the Base … Continue reading

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5 Common Homebrew Off-Flavors and How to Fix Them

Having the ability to critique your beer and identify homebrew off-flavors is an invaluable skill when pursuing the highest quality beer. Let’s take a look at the basics of off-flavors and some of the more common ones that plague homebrews. … Continue reading

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15 Minute American Ale

from BasicBrewing

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teas: black, green, white and oolong

The beverage we have commonly come to call tea is the result of steeping the leaves of the tea tree (Camelia sinensis) in boiling water. All teas are from this common plant, it is the manner in which it is … Continue reading

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Planning Your Next Cider Batch

Frequently, questions arise in Homebrewtalk’s cider making forum from people who are new to cider making and are uncertain how to formulate a batch. Many of these questions are repeated from time to time, so I thought I’d share some … Continue reading

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Bottle Priming Calculator

Given the desired volumes of carbon dioxide and the temperature and volume of your beer, this will give you the required weight of dextrose to achieve the given volume. Bottle Priming Input Use the following pull-down list as a reference … Continue reading

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Beauty and the Yeast

You make the wort. but it’s the yeast that turns it into beer. What you can do to ensure that your fungal friends get off to a fast start and finish at the proper specific gravity. Many brewers believe yeast … Continue reading

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Dry Hopping: Techniques

  Hops play a number of roles in the brewing process. Depending on when they are added, they contribute bitterness, flavor, aroma or something of all three. The bitterness comes from alpha acids contained in hops, while flavor and aroma … Continue reading

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13 Uses for Cucumbers That Will Amaze You

Cucumbers are very easy to grow and make for a delicious treat. But did you know they can prevent hangovers, or clean the kitchen sink? Below is a list of tips and tricks you can do with cucumbers that you … Continue reading

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20 Practical Uses for Coca Cola – Proof That Coke Does Not Belong In The Human Body

Coke is the most valuable brand in history, and “Coca-Cola” is the world’s second-most recognized word after “hello.” However, the beverage itself is an absolute poison to the human metabolism. Coke is very close to the acidity level of battery acid and … Continue reading

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