Refractometers are widely used in the wine and beer industry to track the progress of fermentation, but they are less commonly used by homebrewers. However, if used properly a refractometer can be
The simple hydrometer can tell us the gravity of our wort, and therefore the amount of extract we have recovered from our ingredients, and can even be used to tell us what
If you ask 10 different brewers to define “strong ale,” you will likely get 11 different answers. Brewers around the world have always made bigger, stronger ales for special occasions, for blending
Learn the tips and techniques to nail your target volume and orginal specific gravity every time you brew a batch of homebrew.
Take your brewing light years ahead. In our guide to refractometers, we’ll show you how to measure your wort’s gravity based on how it bends light.
This question brings up some issues that I have experienced over the years and I have been somewhat surprised by my observations. I usually collect a wort sample from a sample valve
Ever looked at the ingredients in a recipe and wondered what the original gravity of the beer would be? Ever wanted to brew a beer of a certain specific gravity and wondered
Getting the Most From Your Hydrometer Other than our eyes, nose and taste buds, the hydrometer is probably the most important tool the brewer has at his disposal. The hydrometer can tell
Brewing beer consistently and to style depends on controlling many variables. Specific gravity is a variable in almost every part of the brewing process, from selecting grain to bottling. Specific gravity influences