Category Archives: Techniques

Critical Control Points

So we made a new batch of Belgian Ardennes Ale this past weekend. And I noticed (not for the first time) that my brewing has evolved into a predictable schedule, whereby I have to pay attention and do a few … Continue reading

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Clearing beer with gelatin

I’ve never really cared for cloudy/hazy beer. Oh sure, it still tastes good, but if given the choice between crystal clear beer and hazy, I’ll take clear every single time. Unless it’s a hefeweizen or a witbier, of course. I’ve … Continue reading

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This might be Shepody’s next ‘special brew’

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Pretty good video on batch sparging

Courtesy of the guy who runs brewgr.com

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Good intro to sparging

http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/how-to-brew/fly-sparing-vs-batch-sparging/

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How to Make Invert Sugar

Invert sugar is called for in many English and Belgian beer recipes. For Belgian styles, it’s often referred to as candi sugar. It’s simply a mixture of dextrose and fructose created by heating sucrose in the presence of an acid. … Continue reading

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Good homebrewing advice from Popular Mechanics…

I never knew that PM gave homebrewing advice. Basic info but still good and on point. 4 Home-Brewing Mistakes Most Beginners Make

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Gelatin to clarify beer

So… the Cream Ale that we made a few weeks ago has fermented out, but is very hazy and cloudy, with suspended sediment. Or what should be sediment. Anyhow, I’ve decided to try clarifying with gelatin. I’m taking 1/2 packet … Continue reading

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For fuck’s sake…

The copper coil on my wort chiller may need replacing. Fuck…. Maybe this is a chance to do it right.

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Batch Sparge Video

OK, so the guy looks like he’s just coming off of a long bender. But this is actually a very good tutorial on all-grain batch sparging, which is the technique I use. Actually, he even brings up a few tips … Continue reading

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