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Storing Wort for Later Use

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By using the methods of home canning, you can make and store wort for use whenever you want. Home canning is a simple and effective process for preserving starter wort in handy,


Using Hop Extracts

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Hops contain hundreds of components including alpha and beta acids, hydrocarbons, thiols, tannins, enzymes, terpenes, and glycosides. The exact compounds and amounts differ depending on variety and growing conditions. Even with ideal


Controlling Diacetyl

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When yeast ferments beer, it produces more than 500 different compounds. Many of these compounds give beer its characteristic flavor and aroma. One of these compounds — one that is usually considered


Making Hard Seltzers at Home

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Hard seltzers are everywhere and you can also make your own hard seltzers at home flavored just the way you want. But making it is a bit different from brewing beer since


Making Kettle Sours at Home

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Kettle souring has grown in popularity recently because it speeds up the timeline for making sour beers. But there are several different ways to kettle sour with different sour cultures and even


Carbonating a Corny Homebrew Keg

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There is something special when you can enjoy your homebrew served from a keg. But how do you properly dial in the keg carbonation levels and what are your carbonating options when


Using a Water Bath for Temperature Control

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Controlling temperature is a key part of producing better beer. Whether it is keeping your fermenting beer in the proper temperature range for the yeast strain you’ve chosen or for extended lagering


Making a Yeast Starter from Plates or Slants

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Learn how to start with a single colony of yeast stored on a plate or slant and build it up to a pitchable quality to add to your wort for your beer


Beer Foam Building Tips

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Brew Your Own’s Technical Editor and Mr. Wizard Columnist Ashton Lewis really, really loves beer foam. In fact he wrote his Master’s thesis while at UC-Davis’ brewing program all about beer foam.


Streaking Yeast on a Plate

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Yeast is everywhere, on plants, on fruit, in the air…and in beer. Streaking an agar plate is a quick and easy way to isolate yeast, to check for purity, and to re-culture


Making Your Own Agar Plates at Home

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Agar Plates can be used to streak and isolate yeast strains for your brewing. Instead of buying these agar plates, Brew Your Own Magazine’s Technical Editor Ashton Lewis shows you how to


Better Hydrometer Readings on Carbonated Beer

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Getting accurate hydrometer readings is critically important to brewing better beer. However sometimes it’s really tough to get the best reading you can – especially after your beer has some carbonation built


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