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Yeast Flocculation

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Yeast suppliers list flocculation attributes of each yeast strain, but what exactly does it mean, and why should we take it into consideration when choosing a strain? Find out.
Three-vessel brew systems were the norm for all-grain homebrewers for the last few decades. Learn about the various configurations.
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Transfer/Racking Beer

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Transferring beer should always be done with great care. Get some pointers for minimizing oxygen pick-up.
Brewing outdoors in the summer can be uncomfortable and in some cases, even dangerous. We lay out tips for making it through summer’s heat with full fermenters.
Explore some easy water treatments whether you are working with city municipal water, well water, or utilizing reverse osmosis water.
The end result is beer, but there are many ways to get there. There are pros and cons to brewing with malt extract, brewing all-grain batches, or falling somewhere in-between. We break down the basics of these approaches so prospective homebrewers and those new to the hobby can better understand the basics and decide which method fits their goals.
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Sugar Syrups

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While they can be time consuming, making them isn't hard. Get the scoop on using and making your own sugar syrups for your brews.
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Spiced Beer

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Wintertime for homebrewers can often mean high-ABV beers and spiced ales. Get some pointers on adding a little spice to your next brew.