Topic: Recipe Calculations

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Ciphering Fruit Beers

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Calculating the impact a fruit addition will have on a beer’s ABV is tricky — so much so that even commercial brewers have gotten in trouble for miscalculating their influence on gravity. We take a closer look at the math required to get it right.

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Hot-Side Math: Geeking out on brewhouse efficiency

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Calculating your brewhouse efficiency is a task that all-grain homebrewers should perform to better understand their system. Take a walk through the steps of finding your own brewhouse efficiency.

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Calibrate Your Brew System

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Being able to produce a consistent beer and hit all of your targets should be the ultimate goal for any brewer. It demonstrates precision and skill as a brewer. The only way to accomplish this goal is to know your brewing system and all of its variables. Over the years I have brewed on many

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Using Allspice

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One of the easiest ways to work a spice into beer recipes is to consider how the spice is used in cooking and then create a beer that mimics the food concept. More advanced uses of spices include using spices to substitute and/or complement hops, add depth and complexity to fruit, augment yeast characters, and

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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


Introduction to Parti-Gyle Brewing

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Without this technique, we wouldn’t have the strong and common ales of England, as well as the enkels, dubbels, and tripels of Belgium.

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Calculating IBUs

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In alcoholic beverages, maltiness is usually balanced by another flavor. In wine (and some styles of beer), maltiness is balanced by acidity. In most styles of beer, maltiness is balanced by the bitterness of the hops. The level of bitterness in beer can be expressed as International Bitterness Units (IBUs). IBUs can be calculated using

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Designing Your First Homebrew Recipe

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Once you feel comfortable homebrewing with pre-written recipes, it’s only natural to wonder how to formulate an original recipe of your own. With a little up-front planning and research, you can successfully start coming up with your own original beer. Decide your objective The first step toward putting together a recipe idea is to decide

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Calculating Brewhouse Efficiency

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It’s important to understand and account for your own brewhouse efficiency when using other people’s homebrew recipes. Terry Foster explains how to calculate it.

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Improving Cloning Skills

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Cloning — brewing a near-exact replica of a commercial beer — has a time-honored place among homebrewers. For one thing, it’s a great risk-aversion technique: If you’re brewing something new and you’re


Brewing by Ratio

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 IF YOU’VE BEEN HOMEBREWING FOR A WHILE, there’s a somewhat predictable path determining where your recipes come from: You probably brewed a pre-made kit from a homebrew shop. Then, maybe you moved on to recipes in magazines, books, or online. Next, possibly you started making adjustments to those recipes based on what you’ve learned so

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Reformulate Old Recipes into New Homebrews

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The last 30 years has been the era of craft beer. What started as slow and steady growth three decades ago of 20 or so breweries and less than 0.1% of the market share of beer, has blown up into over 5,000 breweries and a market share of 15%. This sort of success was laughable

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