Topic: Brewing Science

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Taking Control of Specific Gravity

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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


Homebrew Science Experiments

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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

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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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