Topic: Brewing Tips

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Making Hard Seltzers at Home

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Hard seltzers are everywhere and you can also make your own hard seltzers at home flavored just the way you want. But making it is a bit different from brewing beer since you are essentially fermenting sugar water. So you’ll need to get tips and advice on using yeast nutrients to get the job done.

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Making Kettle Sours at Home

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Kettle souring has grown in popularity recently because it speeds up the timeline for making sour beers. But there are several different ways to kettle sour with different sour cultures and even yeasts that create a faster sour beer. Brew Your Own’s Technical Editor Ashton Lewis walks you through the different options you have at

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Thinking Brew-In-A-Bag: Helpful tips for this style of brewing

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The popularity of brew-in-a-bag type brewing systems has exploded over the last five years. Denny and Drew look at some factors to make the most of your brew day when using this style of system.


Using a Water Bath for Temperature Control

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Controlling temperature is a key part of producing better beer. Whether it is keeping your fermenting beer in the proper temperature range for the yeast strain you’ve chosen or for extended lagering techniques, being able to accurately dial in temperature will result in a higher quality beer without risking off-flavors, off-aromas, and incomplete fermentation if

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Germany’s Beers of Autumn

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Fall in Germany means Märzen and festbier! Learn about the history and differences of these styles, plus get tips straight from some of the greatest brewers on how they create their examples.


Recovering from Brew Day Mishaps

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Even experienced homebrewers occasionally forget a step, take their eye off of things, or miscalculate additions. Let’s explore what can be done to get your brew day back on track when this happens.


Beer Foam Building Tips

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Brew Your Own’s Technical Editor and Mr. Wizard Columnist Ashton Lewis really, really loves beer foam. In fact he wrote his Master’s thesis while at UC-Davis’ brewing program all about beer foam. So now Ashton will break down the keys to having better foam in your glass. He’ll cover how to boost your chances at

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Hard Seltzer Production for Nanos

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The demand for hard seltzer continues and you are losing potential sales to customers if you don’t have a clear, bubbly offering on your menu board. But making good hard seltzer at a small brewery isn’t easy with yeast demands and other challenges. Ashton Lewis has spent the past year educating smaller breweries on how

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Hazy Brewing Case Studies

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The hazy category continues to evolve and grow as craft brewers from all sized breweries put their own spin on the craze for haze. Grant Lawrence and Tyler Schoales talk with different craft breweries every day as part of their jobs with the Country Malt Group and they’ve collected some interesting trends of how breweries

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One Style, Many Strengths

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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.


The Importance of Removing Trub

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Whirlpooling is one popular technique that helps separate the wort from the break material formed during boil and chilling. Photo by Charles A. Parker/Images Plus The range of methods used by brewers to produce beer certainly is not lacking of variety. There are commercial brewers of great, hoppy beers who accept high wort losses when


Better Hydrometer Readings on Carbonated Beer

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Getting accurate hydrometer readings is critically important to brewing better beer. However sometimes it’s really tough to get the best reading you can – especially after your beer has some carbonation built up after fermentation. All that foam in your hydrometer cylinder isn’t going to help you get accurate numbers not to mention even seeing

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