Got a sweet tooth? If so, then the mere mention of sugar probably sends an anticipatory tingle through your limbs. Brewing sugars on the other hand play a role in beermaking that every serious homebrewer should learn. So relax, grab some Easter candy and discover how sugar makes for one sweet brew!
Sugars add strength to beer without bulking up the body. John Palmer conducts a survey of sweetness to help you choose when to use sugar and which sugar to use. From Belgian candi sugar to xylose, it's all here.
Stop bacteria dead in their tracks with lysozyme, an enzyme isolated from egg whites. Lysozyme can be used either as a preventative method or to "clean up" contaminated wort or pitching yeast.
Expert advice on how to brew with the great pumpkin.
Using wood in brewing is a long-standing practice, and many craft brewers are experimenting with oak aging today. You can use wood in your brew, too.