Topic: Mr Wizard

Yeast Starters, Nitro Gas & Stainless Care: Mr. Wizard

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Q I’ve been doing a lot of research on making yeast starters and my question that I can’t seem to find the answer to is whether there is an upper limit to

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Hop Utilization, Prepping a Barrel & Yeast Washing: Mr. Wizard

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Q I use a hop spider to reduce the amount of debris in my chilled wort prior to transferring it into my carboy for fermentation. The hop spider is a 5-gallon (19-L)

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Stabilizing, Barrel-Aged Cider & Adjusting pH: Mr. Wizard

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Q After brewing for a long time in Seattle, Washington I now find myself in extreme southeast Arizona. Seattle was a kitchen brewery but Here I have a shed dedicated to brewing

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Tropical Ingredients, Hitting FG & Rauchbier: Mr. Wizard

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Q Have any good recipes for pineapple or coconut ale? or any light beer recipes? I’m new so the easier the better. Kevin Hill Clemson, South Carolina A Recipes are something I

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Bottled Cask Ale, Dry Hopping & Low-Alpha Bittering: Mr. Wizard

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Q I think that the best beer you can have is real cask ale. But if you only have equipment to bottle your beers, is there anything you can do to make

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Rehydrating Dry Yeast, Bottle Bombs & Fading Hops: Mr. Wizard

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Q Being new to homebrewing, I am reading as many books and magazines as I can, reviewing sites like byo.com and poring over the message boards. The rehydrate/don’t rehydrate dried yeast debate

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Fruit Beer, Crisp Finish, Storing Ingredients & Peppers: Mr. Wizard

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Q I would like to brew a batch of raspberry wheat beer without using concentrated flavoring. The flavor concentrates work well, but i would like to try brewing with real berries. Mike

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Pro Am Brewing with Mr. Wizard

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For several years I wanted to participate in the ProAm competition at the Great American Beer Festival (GABF), but was not sure how to go about teaming up with an award-winning homebrewer.

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Dextrin Malts, High Gravity & Filtering Water: Mr. Wizard

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Q I understand that DextraPils® gives body and head, but why? What is the process in making this malt and how does it break down in a mash? What type of sugars

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Bad Lagers, Big Blowoffs & Barrel Use: Mr. Wizard

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Q My lagers always contain a lot of sulfur and vegetative (like garbage or rotting vegetation) aromas that overpower the beer. My lager boils are typically 75 minutes, full rolling boil uncovered

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Mash Mixers & Batch Sparging: Mr. Wizard

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Q I used to get 75-80% mash extract efficiency with my previous equipment but I have been getting at least 90% since I started using my homemade mash mixer. I have read

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Blending Beers, Mashing Malts, Brewing with Fruit: Mr. Wizard

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Q Can you blend an already carbonated sour with a fresh brewed non-carbonated beer without any issues? Scott Mead Via Facebook A There are many ways to blend, and for numerous reasons.

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