Topic: Recipe Calculations

Designing Your Own Beer Recipes

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If you asked me to create a cake recipe from scratch, I would probably stare blindly at you for a few moments before giving up. Yes, I know you can make a cake from some combination of sugar, butter, flour and flavoring, but honestly I would have no idea where to start on a recipe


Recipe Creation

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Many of you will reach a point where you want to construct your own recipe from scratch, even though there is a huge range of recipes already available in books, magazines, on the web, and from your homebrew supplier. There is a lot to be said for sticking to an established recipe, but this is


Recipe Creation

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Developing new recipes is really one of my favorite things about brewing and I have some fairly strong opinions about this topic. Before I begin with my answer I think it is important to state that there are a few schools of thought about recipe development and that my method and general belief is certainly


Scaling Up Recipes

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The hard part about answering this question involves determining IBUs in a beer. For the moment, let’s ignore the elephant in the room and pretend that that is not so difficult for


Scaling Down Recipes

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I have been designing beers using math since I first learned how to calculate a brew 25 years ago. There is something rewarding in the formality that goes into crunching numbers and


Converting Recipes

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Convert recipes  between all-grain and extract with some simple calculations.


Finding Balance

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Mr. Wizard helps a reader make his maltiness more massive.


Choosing Hop Varieties

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There are many ingredients that brewers use to flavor and season their beer, from orange peel and coriander to black pepper and grains of paradise. But the gold standard remains the humble hop. Hops have long served many purposes in beer. They provide bitterness to balance the sweetness of malt, and add myriad flavors and aromas. When choosing which hop or combination of hops to include in a particular beer there are several questions that come to mind. What type and degree of bitterness, flavor and aroma is desired in the beer to be brewed? How are the bitterness, flavor and aroma derived from hops? What style of beer is being brewed, or am I leaving style guidelines behind to create something of my own?

 


Increasing Your Extract Efficiency

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Are you getting all you can get out of your malt? With malt prices on the rise, you may be wondering about this. Discover ways to get a better yield without sacrificing wort quality or expanding a brewday.


Hop Substitutions

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Strategies to brew recipes using different hops.


Balanced Recipe Formulation

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Tired of brewing other people’s recipes? Learn the basics of recipe formulations, from making an ingredient list to choosing the right techniques. We’ll cover what you need and how to go about it, with discussions of all major brewing ingredients and what they add to beer. Plus, discussions of balance, complexity, harshness in dark grains, grains for body and cohumulone in hops. Plus: a recipe for "copper ale"


Balancing Malt & Hops: Tips from the Pros

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The combined wisdom of Alan Pugsley (Shipyard Brewing), Todd Charbonneau (Harpoon Brewery) and Kirby Nelson (Capital Brewery) on the topic of malt and hop combinations.


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