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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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Curing Sparging Woes, Talking Oxidation, and the Subtleties of Beer Gas

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Pumpkin beers have always posed a challenge, but one seasoned pumpkin beer brewer faces an unusually cantankerous mash. The Wiz has some mash suggestions and also describes the nuances of beer gas and re-addresses hop fade in beer.

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Combating Chloramine and A Deep Dive Into The Dynamics of Glycol Chillers

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The Wiz responds to a question about how to remove chloramine from water. Also, for the growing legion of hobby and small-scale brewers using glycol fermentation control systems, learn some of the in’s and out’s to their proper use.

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Post-Souring Gravity, Multi-Batch Brew, Priming a Keg, and Fermenting Lemon Juice

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Do you know how much sugars are consumed during the souring process for kettle-soured beer? The Wiz explains Lactobacillus souring and has tips for multiple-batch brewing, priming in a keg, and making . . . lemon beer?

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The Not-So-Great Hop Fade, Step Mashing, and Frozen Fruit

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The Wizard delves into the mysteries of hop fade as well as the logic of adding frozen fruit to beer and the nuances of step-mash timing.

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Tuning In to Water Profiles, Dry Hop Timing and Sparge Water

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QMost water calculators I have used are based on water profiles of the cities where different beer styles are brewed. Wouldn’t it be a better way to show the water profiles of

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Too Much Yeast? Finishing strong, tricks to a hefe, and priming sugar uses

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QIt seems like I often hear about the “dire” effects from under-pitching yeast, but can’t say I’ve heard much about the consequences of over-pitching, besides the advice of: “Don’t do it.” Would

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Terminal Gravity Woes, Hot-Side Aeration and Adding Water to a Boil

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What to do when your fermentation stalls out well above your expectations? Mr. Wizard offers some advice on the topic as well as troubleshooting an off-flavor issue and wort volume problems.


Feeling the Pressure, Tips for Unitank Users

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Mr. Wizard dives deep into the effects changing pressure can have on carbonation levels of beer. Also, a homebrewer is looking for advice on best-practices for the new unitank they recently purchased.


Hop Creep Explained, Backsweetening, and Maximizing Malt Freshness

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The term “hop creep” is not to be confused with lupulin shift. The Wiz provides the current understanding of hop creep as well as how to maximize certain flavor components of beer.

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Hop Shelf Life, Keg-Conditioning Beer and Planning a Nano’s Cellar

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A reader is interested to know about the ageability of well stored hops and whether buying last year’s, discounted hops may be a sound investment. Also learn about what makes recently brewed beer, green beer and a nano’s cellar plans.


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