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Brew Beer with Electricity

Info Links: Electric Brewing Systems (Wort Hog Turnkey Systems) Wort Hog Turnkey Systems Electric brew kettle conversion (video) Installing a water tank heating element in brew pot Heating Element Adapter, 1.5″ tri-clamp rim heating element adapter 240V Brew Controller (video) … Continue reading

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Understanding Water for Homebrewing

Discussions about water can get complicated fast, especially if you aren’t familiar with hydrology. But there are a few basics that specifically apply to the homebrewer, which can set the foundation for further exploration into the realm of brewing water. Let’s … Continue reading

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Study: Beer is a Better Pain Reliever Than Tylenol

Beer is fun, but it can also make you feel better. A new study from the University of Greenwich found that three or four beers can ease your pain better than some over the counter painkillers. The study found that when a … Continue reading

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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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