From session to imperial strength beers, the alcohol content plays a significant role in a beer’s character. But creating balanced beers at different strengths cannot always be accomplished by simply scaling ingredients up or down. Get a better understanding of the intricacies of brewing beers at different strengths.
American Imperial Stout (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain) OG = 1.130 FG = 1.040IBU = 60 SRM = 86 ABV = 12% Our imperial oatmeal stout takes big and bold to the next level. This
American Oatmeal Stout (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain) OG = 1.068 FG = 1.014IBU = 60–65 SRM = 35 ABV = 7% For the regular strength stout recipe we’ve combined a classic oatmeal stout recipe
Session Stout (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain)OG = 1.044 FG = 1.010IBU = 22 SRM = 31 ABV = 4.5% An Americanized version of a dry Irish stout utilizing a simple malt bill
You spend all summer caring for your bines of homegrown hops. Don’t fumble at the goal line. Review how to properly harvest, dry, store, and use these treasures.
IBU calculators most often used by brewers were developed prior to the popularity of adding massive hop additions after the boil. As brewing techniques evolve, the way we measure IBUs should too. A new model, dubbed SMPH, accounts for factors that have previously been overlooked, including separating isomerized alpha acids from auxiliary bittering compounds.
Craft sake producers have helped grow the popularity of the ancient Japanese rice beverage across North America in recent years. Making this unique beverage is a really fun project homebrewers can embrace. Learn the basic ingredients and steps to make sake at home.
Double IPAs are big, bold beers, but they also require balance and a careful touch. Get tips for brewing DIPAs from three pros churning out award-winning hop bombs.
Thiols have for many years held a very minor role in the greater brewing world, but that is quickly changing with the help of modern hop breeding programs. And while hops are where most folks learn of thiols, it’s actually malt where many precursors are found. Find out why this can be important during fermentation.
A lot of attention is paid to fermentation temperature, and for good reason. But are we focusing on the right details? Get the meaning of this statement, along with the Wizard’s explanation on calculated draft tubing length disparities and honey malt.
The rule of thumb when brewing with extracts is to steep crystal, caramel, and roasted specialty malts, and to mash specialty malts that contain starch. When crystal and caramel* malts are made,
For starters, thanks for the great link. Mike Soltys, PhD. is the brains behind the hose length calculator you referenced and he has taken a fluid dynamics approach to beer line calculations