Topic: Mr Wizard

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A Beer’s Changing Profiles, Copper Questions, and Kräusening For Homebrewers

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A homebrewer trying to clone a beer finds his version has a changing taste profile. Mr. Wizard has some thoughts as to why this may be. Also learn about cleaning copper equipment and the old-school technique of kräusening.

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Selecting A Fermenter And The Intricacies Of Shelf Stability

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With a plethora of options available to homebrewers, selecting a fermenter is not a simple task. Mr. Wizard explores some of our options as well as how to stabilize beverages that have been sweetened just prior to packaging.

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Troubleshooting A Recipe, Beer Spicing, Using Sanke Kegs, and Priming A Keg

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A pair of readers have questions regarding recipes, one in planning and another post-mortem. The Wiz also has recommendations for a gas leak in a draft system and priming beer in a keg.

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Lagering Techniques and Two Water Chemistry Questions

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Mr. Wizard explores a lagering technique that popped up on a Czech brewing forum. Also, two readers ask questions regarding water chemistry.

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Measuring Mash pH, Wort Aeration, and Beer In A Bag

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All-grain brewers know it takes a few minutes of mixing to get the mash temperature to stabilize. But how about mash pH? The Wizard also offers advice on wort aeration temperature and cask ale-style beer in a bag.

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Fine-Tuning Bitterness, Reusing Yeast, Dry Hops in a Carboy, and a Racking Question

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A reader wants to know his options for adjusting a beer’s bitterness post-fermentation. Also, multi-generational yeast, dry hopping in a narrow neck carboy, and early racking dynamics.

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The Raw Deal With Raw Ales, Seltzer Nutrients and Grain Milling Considerations

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Not boiling your wort then pitching with a traditional strain of yeast has been dubbed brewing a raw ale. The Wiz delves into questions surrounding this technique of brewing as well as hard seltzer nutrients and milling already crushed grains.

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Decocting While Recirculating? Also: Iodine Starch Testing and Defining Mash Conversion

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Is there a best-practice technique for decoction mashing while utilizing a recirculating mash system? The Wizard investigates this as well as a deep dive into what brewers mean when they say “enzymatic conversion is complete.”

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Yeast Propagation, Dialing in Your Brewing Water Profiles

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Feed yeast and they will grow . . . so why bother with these multi-step growth methods advocated by pundits? Mr. Wizard has some reasons. Also, find out about dialing in your water profile, whether using tap or reverse osmosis (RO) water.

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Oxidation Rates, Creating the Haze, and Pressure Fermenting in a Conical

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Learn how quickly beer can oxidize after packaging. Also a homebrewer has a question about getting hazy and another about making the most of their new conical.

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Tastes Great, Less Filling? Also measuring IBUs: Part science, practice, and opinion

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Creating a well-balanced, low-carbohydrate beer can be a challenge. The Wiz jumps down a rabbit hole to explore how some craft breweries and homebrewers may do just that. Also the topic of the value of the IBU rears its head again.

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Always Question Your Instruments, Brewing Water Tweaks and Fermentation Questions

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Brewers put a lot of faith in their instruments . . . but are they testing them? The Wiz answers several questions on this. He also covers adjusting alkalinity in reverse osmosis water.

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