Topic: Water

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Shifting Water: Understanding brewing water additions

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Water continues to be one of the leading topics homebrewers want to learn about. Get some high-level pointers from the man who literally co-authored the book on the topic.


Water Control System: Making the most of a float switch

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A float switch can be a beautiful addition to any homebrewery. Learn about one homebrewer’s water control system that helps him achieve three goals during his brew day.


Tuning In to Water Profiles

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I have never written extensively about brewing water profiles and cannot knowingly comment about why this topic is usually addressed by reviewing the water profiles of historically important brewing centers. But I

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Portable RO System: Water on the go

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Reverse osmosis (RO) systems have become fairly common in the homebrew world. While most systems are meant to be stationary, one homebrewer wanted to make his portable. Check out his mobile RO system build.

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Talking Brewer’s Water Lingo

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Learn the basic terms and lingo of brewing water.


Using Softened Water?

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Oh boy, this topic is one of the more confusing ones in all of brewing and I will do my best to keep this answer clear. Toward this goal, I am using


Water Treatments

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Water is the main ingredient of beer. The many different styles of beer we have today evolved for many different reasons, not the least of which is the chemistry of the local

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Reading a Water Report for Beginners

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Brewing water can be pretty confusing, especially to a new homebrewer who is starting to brew all-grain batches. All you need to know in the beginning, however, is if six certain ions

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Managing pH with Brewing Water Adjustments

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In this article, we will walk through the key concepts of residual alkalinity and some adjustments you can make on brew day to fine tune your wort pH. All pH readings are

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Mash pH Importance

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Mash pH is extremely important. Enzyme activity is a function of pH and all enzymes are only active in a relatively narrow range around their optimum pH. In the case of mashing,

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Brewing Water Adjustments

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“Does your water taste good? Then it’s probably good for brewing.” That quote embodies the mantra of homebrewers for decades when it came to the fourth ingredient in beer. Good water should

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Adjusting Your Brewing Water

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Beer is more water than anything else, which means that water is one of the most important ingredients in a brew. And, of course, water is a catch-all term for a solution

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