A reader sees inconsistency in the color of his homebrews. Plus, a look at Polyclar and other clarifying agents.
Explore how beer gets its color and the history of the color scales.
Numbers don’t lie; but in the case of SRM, they may shade the truth a bit.
Partial mashing combines much of the flexibility of all-grain brewing with the convenience of brewing on your stovetop. But, there’s a dark side. Find out the problem of – and the solution to – low pH values in dark partial mashes. Plus: Seven roasty recipes to light the way.
From the lightest Pilsners to the darkest stouts, beer shows a spectrum of colors. Find out how to calculate beer color and formulate your recipes with the right combination of specialty grains for just the right shade in your glass.
Doing well with any homebrew in competition means brewing a beer that meets a select and widely recognized set of criteria in terms of appearance, aroma, flavor, and character.