Date: January-February 2021

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Inline Refractometer: Getting real-time density readings

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How nice would it be if you could monitor your wort’s gravity in real time without constantly needing to pull samples? While this build is still a work in progress, its innovative
design is still impressive enough.


The Student Brewer: How to make your parents proud!

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What did you learn in college? One reader learned about the art of homebrewing . . . in a small dorm setting. He’s got some advice for anyone looking to take a similar path.


Brewery Cash Flow Management: Honing in on investing and financing

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Audra Gaiziunas is back to equip breweries with the accounting skills needed to manage their cash flow over the long term. More precisely, she looks at the financing and investing sections of a brewery’s cash flow statement.


Sour Power: The many ways to Lacto

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The popularity of Lactobacillus in the modern craft beer scene is hard to miss. But not all Lacto species (or sub-species) act similarly. Get the scoop on a few of their differences.


Points Off? Defining gravity and why it matters

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Homebrewers have been known to fret over their brewhouse efficiency numbers. Make sure you know the differences, the variables involved, and how to troubleshoot.


Gordon Strong’s Leichtbier

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When I first thought about giving a recipe for this style, I was going to say, “just take your favorite Pilsner or helles recipe, but use more water” – and I wouldn’t be too far from the mark. But there is a little more to it than that.


Racking Question

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Racking beer from your stainless conical to a PET secondary fermenter is a great way to free up your stainless fermenter. If you have yeast in the cone or trub, I would suggest either clearing the bottom and moving all of the beer to your All Rounder, or transferring out of the racking valve if


Dry Hops in a Narrow-Neck Carboy

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There are some problems best solved by changing tools. The easiest way to add and remove hop bags to a carboy is to use the types with large openings. Just guessing that’s not the reply you were seeking! Another approach is to put your hop pellets in an over-sized hop bag to allow plenty of


Fine-Tuning Bitterness, Reusing Yeast, Dry Hops in a Carboy, and a Racking Question

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A reader wants to know his options for adjusting a beer’s bitterness post-fermentation. Also, multi-generational yeast, dry hopping in a narrow neck carboy, and early racking dynamics.


Problems Arising From Reusing Yeast

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A Troubleshooting issues with harvested and washed yeast is difficult without having more information, but you have provided lots of good discussion points. In your case, you are taking yeast from NEIPA fermentations, rinsing/washing your yeast presumably with water, and re-pitching. And your major problems are increased attenuation and less haze, but you are also


Fine-Tuning Bitterness Post-Fermentation

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At times it is helpful to review why some brewing problems are not so easy to fix and discuss how to prevent these problems in the future. Under-hopped beers are an example of a problem that is not so easy to correct after a certain point in the process. You have noted several possible fixes,


Leichtbier: Light in alcohol, not flavor

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German light beer is much different than what Americans have come to expect of “lite” beer. Learn some of the keys to crafting a full-flavored and balanced leichtbier.


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