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The Alcohols of Beer

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Of course beer has alcohol in it — that much is given. Most of us also know that yeast is the producer of our alcohol. And the conditions that we provide for
One of the most important processes to control in your homebrewery is the temperature of your wort and beer. Here is a rundown on temperature controllers.
Beer is easy to make. People brewed beer for thousands of years without the benefit of computers, digital wireless hydrometers, or PID controllers — or, for that matter, even basic thermometers and
Nobody expects to get injured while brewing, but accidents happen. Learn how to reduce potential for injuries with these seven tips.
The term roasted grains covers a broad spectrum of both malted and unmalted cereal grains with varying effects on your brew. Learn the basics of these many classes.
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Brewing With Oats

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Oats have long been relegated to just supporting roles in a select few beer styles, but the age of oats is upon us. Learn keys to using this brewing grain.
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The Ester Family

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Esters drive a lot of the fruit aromas in beer. Learn the factors that go into their production and how to control them in your beer.
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The Phenolic Phamily

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The word “phenol” often comes up in the beer world, but its use can vary widely. In fact hundreds of phenolic compounds have been found to exist in beer. Learn some of the basics about the family of organic compounds.