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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.


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.


Charging Up Alkalinity, All-in with Allspice, and Enzyme Dynamics

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Water chemistry is a complex beast for all-grain brewers. The Wizard takes a spin through one reader’s question about their well water run through a water softener. Also learn about using allspice in beer and the concept of “reverse” step mashing.


Counting Calories: Pastry Stouts

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This is a fun question considering the source region; Empire Brewing in Syracuse and Cazanovia, NY has been brewing their Skinny Atlas Light since 1994 using water from Lake Skaneateles. Not sure


Oh, You Brut!, Counting Calories, and a Look Inside Crystal Malts

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Q I have been reading about “Brut IPAs” and am curious what these beers are, and how they are being brewed. Any information would be great! Ben BauerGilroy, California A Brut IPAs are the current IPA rage blazing across the nation. Kim Sturvandt at Social Kitchen & Brewery in San Francisco is credited with being


Brewing a Brut IPA

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Brut IPAs are the current IPA rage blazing across the nation. Kim Sturvandt at Social Kitchen & Brewery in San Francisco is credited with being the first brewer to create this type of IPA at the end of 2017. Since that time, this beer style has spread to other Bay Area brewers and beyond to


Brewing a Hop Bomb

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As simple as it sounds, many brewers who are brewing super hoppy beers are using lots and lots of hops! And I do mean lots of hops. Back in the 1980s, few beers in the world contained more than 1 pound of hops per US beer barrel (this is equivalent to 2.6 ounces/5 gallon batch,


Carbonating in a Unitank

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There a few ways to go about carbonating beer using a stone, and I think your approach is sound, but needs a few changes. I will review the method that has worked for us at the Springfield Brewing Company in Springfield, Missouri for the last 20 years because what we have is not too different


Brewing a Hop Bomb, Yeast Dosing Specifics and Carbonating in a Unitank

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The Wiz answers a reader question about brewing the most aromatic kind of IPA possible. Also find tips on adding yeast for bottling and force carbing in a unitank.


Digging into the Haze, Cacao Nibs Advice and Harvesting Yeast

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Proteins from grains react with polyphenols from grain and hops, and when this happens the protein-polyphenol complex causes light to scatter and the beer to appear hazy.


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