Topic: Brewing Science

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Setting Up a Homebrew Laboratory

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Everyone has their own reasons for homebrewing. Some do it for the creativity, others to be able to drink something they can’t find in a store. Some enjoy making things themselves, or

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New England IPA: A Scientific Study

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I started writing The New IPA: Scientific Guide to Hop Aroma and Flavor by collecting every academic article I could get my hands on, not only on studies focused on brewing hoppy beer,

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The Role of pH in Brewing

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pH plays a role in every step of the brewing process — from the time you mash in, all the way through to the final beer that fills the glass. Take a closer look at pH throughout the brewing process.

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Insulation for Single Vessel Brewing

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What’s the best way to hold a consistent mash temperature for brew-in-a-bag brewing? We put the popular Reflectix insulation to the test.

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Charging Up Alkalinity, All-in with Allspice, and Enzyme Dynamics

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Water chemistry is a complex beast for all-grain brewers. The Wizard takes a spin through one reader’s question about their well water run through a water softener. Also learn about using allspice in beer and the concept of “reverse” step mashing.

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Whirlpool Dynamics: The physics of trub removal

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Whirlpooling is a method for separating trub from wort that is widely used by homebrewers and commercial brewers. In commercial breweries, trub-containing wort is pumped tangentially into a tank with a flow


Sour Sans Bacteria – Brewing with lactic acid-producing yeast

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New strains of yeast are being released in dizzying array thanks to yeast wranglers. Discover some of the benefits and pitfalls of these new strains being offered.

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Hop Extracts – Advanced Brewing

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These hop extracts roughly fall into two categories, those primarily intended to add bitterness and those where aromatics are the goal.

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Methods of the Low Oxygen Brewhouse

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Two advocates for low oxygen brewing explain the theory and reasoning behind it, plus share best practices to limit oxygen exposure in the brewing process.

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IBUs: Modern Beers with Old Formulas – Advanced Brewing

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While these approximations are reliable enough for classic hopping techniques and amounts, hopping has evolved to be more varied and aggressive.

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Understanding pH

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The level of pH in your mash, wort, and beer affects processes from enzyme function to hop extraction to yeast vitality. Under­standing pH helps you manipulate pH levels for great-tasting beer. But

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The Science of Hop Glycosides

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When I started homebrewing in 2005, the American hop assault was beginning in earnest. IPAs and Double IPAs were gaining popularity among beer nerds but weren’t nearly as ubiquitous as they are

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