Thanks for the great question, Darrell! This is not a topic I recall addressing and is certainly a modern brewing topic of interest. Before digging into your specific question about the relation
Cold water tanks are commonplace in commercial breweries because they are handy reservoirs of cooling potential and help to spread the cooling load on refrigeration systems associated with wort cooling from as
Mash and boil durations used to be practically set in stone but questions about their nearly static nature have arisen. Mr. Wizard recently dove into mash duration and now leans into the sanctity of boil length. Also, a brewer is looking for advice in regards to using ice to chill wort.
This is a great question that touches on several topics. I’ll start with a brief description of what you already know about mashing. For a given malt, wort fermentability is a function
Lukr beer faucets, often referred to as “Lukrs,” have been popping up all over North America in recent years due to the rising popularity of traditional Pilsners and other lagers by beer-loving
A homebrewer recently acquired a Lukr faucet for his home draft system and wants some advice on how to properly use it. Also, learn about the details of apparent attenuation.
According to the article “Can You Take Too Much Magnesium” published on the Medical News Today website, the National Institutes of Health recommends 310–320 mg as the daily magnesium allowance for adult
A pair of homebrewers are struggling to hit their target gravities, although one is focusing on final gravity and the other is looking at original gravity. The Wiz talks them through his thoughts on each topic as well as an anonymous brewer’s question on using magnesium salts in their brewing water.
This is a tough one. I had to put my thinking cap on before sitting down to write this response out. I need to get one thing clarified before I jump into
It’s always great reading questions for brewers in other countries and doing a bit of traveling with the internet. Gisborne looks like a beautiful place to enjoy a nice Pilsner and hopefully
Your liquor-to-grist ratio impacts mash enzyme stability, wort fermentability, first wort gravity and volume, sparge water requirements, decoction and step mashes, and much more. Learn more about this often overlooked aspect of all-grain brewing.
It’s always exciting to see questions coming in from around the world and realizing how homebrewing communication has truly become global. I assume that you have your chest freezer located somewhere without