Rethinking Bitterness In Dry-Hopped (Hazy) Beers

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Dry hopping does weirder things to beer than we thought. While conventional logic—and all existing software models for calculating theoretical IBUs in beer—say that IBUs can only be generated on the hot side of brewing (since alpha acids can only be isomerized by heat), brewers have long suspected that dry hopping can, indeed, make an …

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2.3% ABV Session NEIPA

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I received an email a couple month ago from a homebrewer looking for advice on a 1% ABV New England IPA. It got me thinking about how light I could push a beer that still scratched my hop-itch. All else equal, I prefer beers with less alcohol so I can drink more, especially when it is …

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Digital Thermometer Options for Beer Brewing

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  Types of Brewing Thermometers Most brewers are familiar with the ubiquitous floating glass thermometer which comes with the vast majority of homebrew starter kits. These glass thermometers typically have a temperature range of 0-100 C (32-212 F) and can simply be dropped in the pot or mash tun and left to float. They are …

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My Love-Hate Relationship with Home Brew Beer Siphoning

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  Siphoning is one of the necessary evils for homebrewers. Unless you are fortunate enough to have a large RIMS/HERMS brewing system with wort pumps and conical fermenters, and pumps for transferring between fermenters, you have probably had to siphon your beer at some point. We siphon to move wort to the fermenter, we siphon …

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New to Craft Beer? These 7 Dark Lagers are Easy on the Palate

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  Bitter IPAs and boozy, barrel-aged beers might shock the palate if you’re trying to introduce a curious newcomer to craft beer. Instead, it’s generally better to hand them a beer style that simultaneously feels familiar and also enlightens — dark lagers embody those traits. German-style Schwarzbiers, dunkels, bocks, and American dark lagers might seem …

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Build A DIY RIMS System

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I recently had a chance to brew with the professionals at a local brewery. They were brewing on a SABCO Brew-Magic (15 gallon) system that they use for their weekly small batch releases. The brewer explained the components and how they all worked together. The wort would circulate throughout the mash process and that the …

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Better German Pilsner

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  This recipe from Josh Weikert, author of the Beer: Simple blog is for a bare-bones, but crisp and flavorful, German Pils. The grist is simplicity itself, all Pils with just a touch of Victory to bring out a rich grainy malt flavor, and it has plenty of IBUs and hops flavor to keep it firmly …

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Scratch Brewing’s Dead Leaves and Carrots Beer Recipe

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  Published: 2016-11-01 This is one of Scratch Brewing (Ava, Illinois) customers’ all-time favorites. It’s a lightly bready English bitter with a touch of smoke and a dry, crisp finish. It was inspired by the crisp crunch of fall leaves and that dry, almost toasted paper aroma. The oak leaves add extra bitterness and tannins, …

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How Long To Ferment When Learning How To Make Beer?

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When you are first learning how to make beer, you will see information about primary fermentation and secondary fermentation. It is common for new brewers to wonder just how long it takes to ferment beer. The answer can vary, and there really isn’t one right answer. Many factors influence this, and it comes down to …

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Blichmann BrewEasy RIMS Brewing System Review Part 2 – Brewing Beer

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  BrewEasy during Mash Recirculation In Part 2 of my Blichmann BrewEasy detailed review I brew some beer, and record my experience and lessons learned with the new system. Last week in Part 1, I gave an overview of the system specs, setup and my first impressions. [Note – this is a very long post …

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Between Brews: Controlling Gas Fired Burners Pt 2

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  In the first segment I described the necessary plumbing and valves to make low pressure gas (either LP or natural gas) burners electrically controllable. To achieve control, we need to be able to apply 24VAC when we want flame, and to remove the voltage source when we don’t want flame. In this segment I …

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Craft Beer Newbie? 5 Activities to Take You from Beer Beginner to In-the-Know

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You’ve been dabbling in beer for a while now, but you still consider yourself a craft beer newbie — you’ve visited some breweries, you’ve hit some beer festivals, and you’ve wandered the aisles of your better beer retailer looking for something interesting. Chances are, up until now, your beer experience has been somewhat reactionary—you’ve tried …

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How Long To Ferment When Learning How To Make Beer?

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When you are first learning how to make beer, you will see information about primary fermentation and secondary fermentation. It is common for new brewers to wonder just how long it takes to ferment beer. The answer can vary, and there really isn’t one right answer. Many factors influence this, and it comes down to …

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Why Is My Brew’s Final Gravity Too High?

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Reading your hydrometer a couple weeks into fermentation and seeing that you are a few points above your target FG is not exactly the best feeling when you first start brewing. At least that was the case when I started brewing, but then again, I wasn’t sure why I was taking a reading to begin …

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