Topic: Brewing Science

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Taking Control of Specific Gravity


Specific gravity affects many aspects of your homebrew, including its alcohol content, sweetness, and mouthfeel. Keep track of a few numbers while brewing to make the best beer possible.

Controlling Diacetyl


Get rid of that buttery off-flavor. A look at hyow diacetyl works and what you can do to keep it under control.

Understanding Polyphenols


Understanding Polyphenols  Polyphenols present a classic dilemma for the brewer. On one hand, they taste bad. These bitter, astringent compounds— tannin is probably the best-known form of polyphenol — can ruin the

A Peek into the World of the Single Celled


Fermentation is everything to beer. Without it we’d have sweet barley tea to share with friends or something to put on our pancakes. Fermentation is where the alcohol and CO2 that make

The Power of pH


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

Homebrew Science Experiments


A lone figure stands above the steaming kettle. A sample of the malty liquid is carefully drawn off, cooled, and then poured into a graduated cylinder. He drops a glass hydrometer slowly

Calling Dr. Science


Maybe you’ve heard this comparison: Each beer, to a passionate homebrewer, is like a child. The brewer has raised the beer from nothing. He’s nurtured it. He’s eagerly monitored its progress. And

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