Big Batch Brewing Techniques
If you find yourself in need of more homebrew it is time to start brewing bigger batches. If you’re ready to “go Big,” Here is how to go beyond the basic homebrew
Written by John Blichmann
Issue: October 2014
From session to imperial strength beers, the alcohol content plays a significant role in a beer’s character. But creating balanced beers at different strengths cannot always be accomplished by simply scaling ingredients up or down. Get a better understanding of the intricacies of brewing beers at different strengths.
After a recipe is first conceptualized and then brewed is when the toughest work begins in perfecting that recipe. It (usually) doesn’t go from good to great on a second brew, but instead requires small tweaks from batch-to-batch. By changing one facet of a recipe each time it is brewed, that change can be analyzed, criticized, and lead to continual improvements.