Controlling the size of carbonation bubbles, the impact of freezing fresh hops without drying, and electric kettle souring.
The Wizard fields questions on priming cold-crashed beers and the technique of kettle souring.
Carbonating high-gravity homebrew, the science behind purging bottles, O2-absorbing bottle caps, and filtration.
Does altitudes affect carbonation? Plus the Wiz breaks down ways to increase efficiencies and the science of aerating with oxygen.
The Wiz discusses late hop additions, the complex issue of CO2 qualities and mash stirring.
The Wiz sheds some light on brewing a light lager and how to be precise when priming.
Controversy bubbles over quick carbonation, but the Wiz knows which way the gas goes.
Learn how to add a nitro draft system to your kegerator for great pub-style nitro brews at home.
The Wizard explains how to prime with maple syrup and the particulars of pitching rates.
Professional brewers from Hair of the Dog Brewery and Tuckerman Brewing give some prime advice for priming and bottle conditioning with kräusen.
If you want to fine tune your carbonation levels, you need to go beyond simply adding three-quarters of a cup of sugar to your bottling bucket. In this article, we will take you from the chemistry of sugars, to the contribution of residual carbon dioxide to getting the right level of carbonation for your homebrew. Plus: A web-only bonus - carbonation charts for three different sugars.
An in-depth look at the science behind creating those tiny bubbles.