Topic: Recipe Calculations

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.


Calibrate Your Brew System

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To produce consistent beers and hit our targets from brew day to brew day you need to understand your brewing system and all of its variables. Once every facet of your brew day is calibrated, the guesswork will be minimalized.


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.


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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Why only get one beer per brew session when you can get two? Parti-gyle is a historic technique that is rarely utilized thses days by professional brewers, but one that homebrewers can easily add to their brewing quiver.


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


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


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.


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


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


Experimenting with SMaSH: Tips from the Pros

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Brewers: Sam Clemens and Ian Harbage, Long Trail Brewing Co. in Bridgewater, VT Brewing SMaSH (single malt and single hop) beers is a great way to familiarize yourself with new ingredients by


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