Pumpkin beers have always posed a challenge, but one seasoned pumpkin beer brewer faces an unusually cantankerous mash. The Wiz has some mash suggestions and also describes the nuances of beer gas and re-addresses hop fade in beer.
Water chemistry is a complex beast for all-grain brewers. The Wizard takes a spin through one reader’s question about their well water run through a water softener. Also learn about using allspice in beer and the concept of “reverse” step mashing.