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Mastering the Art of Bottle Conditioning

Bottling catches a lot of flack, especially from the die-hard keggers out there. Sure, preparing and filling a few cases of bottles is more labor-intensive than racking to a single keg, but packaging homebrew in bottles also has its benefits. For … Continue reading

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How to Make a Heat Stick

Use and make at your own risk. Only use with a GFI outlet otherwise you could die! You can use a different wattage hot water heater element depending on the amperage of the circuit you are using it on. If … Continue reading

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Beer — how it is made by corporations

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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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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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The Tsar’s Kvass

Kvass is an ancient Russian beverage that has been around for much of the country’s history. The style ferments bread or flour along with other locally available ingredients to create a low-alcohol, bready ale with a hint of tartness from … Continue reading

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Enzymes in Beer: What’s Happening In the Mash

As homebrewers, we’re usually never satisfied until we know how things work. We constantly ask why and how something is done until we understand the basic concept. When you start brewing all-grain, you hit a certain temperature to hit a … Continue reading

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Beer Brewing Automated systems

Brewing Systems Brewie (video 1, video 2, video 3) PicoBrew miniBrew GrainFather Speidels Braumeister Blichmann (BrewEasy, BoilCoil) BrewHa (BIAC — brew in a conical) Brew-Boss BrewBot The Electric Brewery WilliamsWarn coBrewingSystems (Single Vessel Electric Brew System (BIAB)) Brew Test: Electric All-In-One Brewing … Continue reading

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