Topic: Brewing Science

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Diastaticus

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Saccharomyces cerevisiae var. diastaticus has developed a bad reputation. It has been the culprit in highly publicized recalls, and poses a serious economic and safety risk to brewers. On the other hand,

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Mobile Beer Lab: Staying organized and portable

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Keeping your testing equipment safe and organized can
be a challenge. Here’s a DIY build for a mobile beer lab
that will keep your lab tools ready whenever and wherever they’re needed.

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Wort Chilling

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One of the first challenges a new brewer runs into is how to chill their boiling hot wort down to room temperature to pitch the yeast. I recall filling the bathtub with

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Dose Carbing: CO2 generation from sugar sources

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Priming beer is often an overlooked facet by many homebrewers, but there is a whole world of interesting ways to go about carbonating. Learn some of the more advanced techniques.

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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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