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6 Common Homebrew Myths with Denny Conn

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness… Although Charles Dickens was talking about the French Revolution when he wrote those words, you’d almost … Continue reading

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Boil Hops, Not Extract

Working in a retail home beer and wine supply shop gives me the opportunity to talk to thousands of homebrewers and listen to their stories, both good and bad, about their brewing experiments. Extract brewers sometimes ask me, “Why is … Continue reading

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Sour Beer Do’s and Dont’s

Few things get a beer geek ready to talk your ear off than name-dropping a sour beer or two. Sour beers are more of a distinct continent on Planet Beer than a style as there are many styles of sour … Continue reading

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Using Hop Extracts for Beer Brewing

Hop extracts have the potential to revolutionize many aspects of both commercial and home brewing. While bittering extracts have been used for many years by large commercial brewers, we are now seeing a new generation of hop extracts entering the … Continue reading

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Brewing Pumps: How to Pick the Best Pump for You

For most homebrewers, buying your first pump is a significant investment in your brewing system. A good brew pump will speed up wort transfers and allow you to recirculate your mash. This will not only improve the clarity of the … Continue reading

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Breaking the Sugar Habit with Kräusening

The German beer purity law, the Reinheitsgebot, allows for four basic ingredients: water, hops, malt, and yeast. It’s a fine tradition, although we’re happy to make exceptions for oatmeal stout, Belgian styles, and fruit beers, to name a few. Still, … Continue reading

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What is Beer Haze and How Can You Fix It?

What are Polyphenols? Polyphenols are a group of flavor-contributing compounds introduced from grain and hops. They contribute flavor, astringency, perception of bitterness, haze, oxidative effects, and antioxidative effects. Like a model built from LEGO®* blocks, polyphenols are made up of smaller … Continue reading

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What is the Function of Boiling Wort?

Many homebrewers who are new to all grain brewing ask us if it’s possible to reduce the time spent on their brew day by cutting down the amount of time they spend boiling their wort, Often their thinking is along … Continue reading

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The Sulfate to Chloride Ratio and Beer Bitterness

This week I look at the Sulfate to Chloride ratio and how it can have a significant impact on the perceived bitterness of your beer. In fact, it is probably second only to mash pH when we discuss the flavor … Continue reading

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