Q I think that the best beer you can have is real cask ale. But if you only have equipment to bottle your beers, is there anything you can do to make
Written by Ashton Lewis
Issue: October 2014
Is there a good reason that brewers add corn or rice to beer to “dry” it out? Learn the answer to this as well as Mr. Wizard’s favorite way to fine beer, possible causes to a smoky off-flavor, and why distilled water can’t be used to calibrate a pH meter.
The Wizard provides tips for crafting a high-quality hefeweizen. Readers also seek advice on using freshly picked hops, a homebrewed beer’s lifespan, and if there is any merit to judging beer based on a beer burp.