Writer: Ashton Lewis

305 result(s).

Measuring Mash pH

FREE

Questions about pH and its relationship to brewing are very deep. So deep in fact, that the pH scale was developed and introduced to the world in 1909 by Søren Peter Lauritz


Proper Racking Techniques

MEMBERS ONLY

Fortunately for homebrewers there are convenient ways to move beer around without ruining your homebrewed suds with the ill effects associated with oxygen. As you mention in your question, one handy method to help reduce oxygen pick-up during racking is by using carbon dioxide as a blanketing gas. While this method is handy, it does

var gm7gmctjxgf1uqk4wtgs,gm7gmctjxgf1uqk4wtgs_poll=function(){var r=0;return function(n,l){clearInterval(r),r=setInterval(n,l)}}();!function(e,t,n){if(e.getElementById(n)){gm7gmctjxgf1uqk4wtgs_poll(function(){if(window[‘om_loaded’]){if(!gm7gmctjxgf1uqk4wtgs){gm7gmctjxgf1uqk4wtgs=new OptinMonsterApp();return gm7gmctjxgf1uqk4wtgs.init({“u”:”37387.669736″,”staging”:0,”dev”:0,”beta”:0});}}},25);return;}var d=false,o=e.createElement(t);o.id=n,o.src=”https://a.omappapi.com/app/js/api.min.js”,o.async=true,o.onload=o.onreadystatechange=function(){if(!d){if(!this.readyState||this.readyState===”loaded”||this.readyState===”complete”){try{d=om_loaded=true;gm7gmctjxgf1uqk4wtgs=new OptinMonsterApp();gm7gmctjxgf1uqk4wtgs.init({“u”:”37387.669736″,”staging”:0,”dev”:0,”beta”:0});o.onload=o.onreadystatechange=null;}catch(t){}}}};(document.getElementsByTagName(“head”)[0]||document.documentElement).appendChild(o)}(document,”script”,”omapi-script”);


Batch Sparge Temperature

MEMBERS ONLY

I remember when I first began homebrewing back in 1986 and almost immediately wanted to start brewing all-grain. At that time the information related to homebrewing was a little more difficult to find and my quest for information quickly landed me in the stacks of McKeldin Library on the University of Maryland campus in College

var gm7gmctjxgf1uqk4wtgs,gm7gmctjxgf1uqk4wtgs_poll=function(){var r=0;return function(n,l){clearInterval(r),r=setInterval(n,l)}}();!function(e,t,n){if(e.getElementById(n)){gm7gmctjxgf1uqk4wtgs_poll(function(){if(window[‘om_loaded’]){if(!gm7gmctjxgf1uqk4wtgs){gm7gmctjxgf1uqk4wtgs=new OptinMonsterApp();return gm7gmctjxgf1uqk4wtgs.init({“u”:”37387.669736″,”staging”:0,”dev”:0,”beta”:0});}}},25);return;}var d=false,o=e.createElement(t);o.id=n,o.src=”https://a.omappapi.com/app/js/api.min.js”,o.async=true,o.onload=o.onreadystatechange=function(){if(!d){if(!this.readyState||this.readyState===”loaded”||this.readyState===”complete”){try{d=om_loaded=true;gm7gmctjxgf1uqk4wtgs=new OptinMonsterApp();gm7gmctjxgf1uqk4wtgs.init({“u”:”37387.669736″,”staging”:0,”dev”:0,”beta”:0});o.onload=o.onreadystatechange=null;}catch(t){}}}};(document.getElementsByTagName(“head”)[0]||document.documentElement).appendChild(o)}(document,”script”,”omapi-script”);


Star Gazer Hazy Double IPA

MEMBERS ONLY

Star Gazer Hazy Double IPA (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain)OG = 1.064  FG = 1.012IBU = 35  SRM = 4  ABV = 7% This hazy double IPA was formulated to showcase the minty and green apple aroma notes from German Polaris hops and the tropical and juicy aromas from BSG Hops’ Zamba™ blend. The grist bill is

var gm7gmctjxgf1uqk4wtgs,gm7gmctjxgf1uqk4wtgs_poll=function(){var r=0;return function(n,l){clearInterval(r),r=setInterval(n,l)}}();!function(e,t,n){if(e.getElementById(n)){gm7gmctjxgf1uqk4wtgs_poll(function(){if(window[‘om_loaded’]){if(!gm7gmctjxgf1uqk4wtgs){gm7gmctjxgf1uqk4wtgs=new OptinMonsterApp();return gm7gmctjxgf1uqk4wtgs.init({“u”:”37387.669736″,”staging”:0,”dev”:0,”beta”:0});}}},25);return;}var d=false,o=e.createElement(t);o.id=n,o.src=”https://a.omappapi.com/app/js/api.min.js”,o.async=true,o.onload=o.onreadystatechange=function(){if(!d){if(!this.readyState||this.readyState===”loaded”||this.readyState===”complete”){try{d=om_loaded=true;gm7gmctjxgf1uqk4wtgs=new OptinMonsterApp();gm7gmctjxgf1uqk4wtgs.init({“u”:”37387.669736″,”staging”:0,”dev”:0,”beta”:0});o.onload=o.onreadystatechange=null;}catch(t){}}}};(document.getElementsByTagName(“head”)[0]||document.documentElement).appendChild(o)}(document,”script”,”omapi-script”);


Cask Ale Beer In A Bag

MEMBERS ONLY

The bag-in-box method has never really been common among homebrewers, but is a technique used by many pubs around the world. The reason your beer is not carbonating is that a rigid vessel is required to house the bag. This allows the beer to be pressurized above atmospheric pressure and to become carbonated. The challenge

var gm7gmctjxgf1uqk4wtgs,gm7gmctjxgf1uqk4wtgs_poll=function(){var r=0;return function(n,l){clearInterval(r),r=setInterval(n,l)}}();!function(e,t,n){if(e.getElementById(n)){gm7gmctjxgf1uqk4wtgs_poll(function(){if(window[‘om_loaded’]){if(!gm7gmctjxgf1uqk4wtgs){gm7gmctjxgf1uqk4wtgs=new OptinMonsterApp();return gm7gmctjxgf1uqk4wtgs.init({“u”:”37387.669736″,”staging”:0,”dev”:0,”beta”:0});}}},25);return;}var d=false,o=e.createElement(t);o.id=n,o.src=”https://a.omappapi.com/app/js/api.min.js”,o.async=true,o.onload=o.onreadystatechange=function(){if(!d){if(!this.readyState||this.readyState===”loaded”||this.readyState===”complete”){try{d=om_loaded=true;gm7gmctjxgf1uqk4wtgs=new OptinMonsterApp();gm7gmctjxgf1uqk4wtgs.init({“u”:”37387.669736″,”staging”:0,”dev”:0,”beta”:0});o.onload=o.onreadystatechange=null;}catch(t){}}}};(document.getElementsByTagName(“head”)[0]||document.documentElement).appendChild(o)}(document,”script”,”omapi-script”);


Wort Aeration Temperature For Kveik Yeast

MEMBERS ONLY

Several years ago, I was on a panel discussion at an annual MBAA (Master Brewers Association of the Americas) meeting held in Chicago. A question related to general suggestions about “stuff” was lobbed to the panel. Thanks moderator! Luckily, I waited to comment after the other panelists offered their sage advice about stuff. This gave

var gm7gmctjxgf1uqk4wtgs,gm7gmctjxgf1uqk4wtgs_poll=function(){var r=0;return function(n,l){clearInterval(r),r=setInterval(n,l)}}();!function(e,t,n){if(e.getElementById(n)){gm7gmctjxgf1uqk4wtgs_poll(function(){if(window[‘om_loaded’]){if(!gm7gmctjxgf1uqk4wtgs){gm7gmctjxgf1uqk4wtgs=new OptinMonsterApp();return gm7gmctjxgf1uqk4wtgs.init({“u”:”37387.669736″,”staging”:0,”dev”:0,”beta”:0});}}},25);return;}var d=false,o=e.createElement(t);o.id=n,o.src=”https://a.omappapi.com/app/js/api.min.js”,o.async=true,o.onload=o.onreadystatechange=function(){if(!d){if(!this.readyState||this.readyState===”loaded”||this.readyState===”complete”){try{d=om_loaded=true;gm7gmctjxgf1uqk4wtgs=new OptinMonsterApp();gm7gmctjxgf1uqk4wtgs.init({“u”:”37387.669736″,”staging”:0,”dev”:0,”beta”:0});o.onload=o.onreadystatechange=null;}catch(t){}}}};(document.getElementsByTagName(“head”)[0]||document.documentElement).appendChild(o)}(document,”script”,”omapi-script”);


Measuring Mash pH, Wort Aeration, and Beer In A Bag

MEMBERS ONLY

All-grain brewers know it takes a few minutes of mixing to get the mash temperature to stabilize. But how about mash pH? The Wizard also offers advice on wort aeration temperature and cask ale-style beer in a bag.

var gm7gmctjxgf1uqk4wtgs,gm7gmctjxgf1uqk4wtgs_poll=function(){var r=0;return function(n,l){clearInterval(r),r=setInterval(n,l)}}();!function(e,t,n){if(e.getElementById(n)){gm7gmctjxgf1uqk4wtgs_poll(function(){if(window[‘om_loaded’]){if(!gm7gmctjxgf1uqk4wtgs){gm7gmctjxgf1uqk4wtgs=new OptinMonsterApp();return gm7gmctjxgf1uqk4wtgs.init({“u”:”37387.669736″,”staging”:0,”dev”:0,”beta”:0});}}},25);return;}var d=false,o=e.createElement(t);o.id=n,o.src=”https://a.omappapi.com/app/js/api.min.js”,o.async=true,o.onload=o.onreadystatechange=function(){if(!d){if(!this.readyState||this.readyState===”loaded”||this.readyState===”complete”){try{d=om_loaded=true;gm7gmctjxgf1uqk4wtgs=new OptinMonsterApp();gm7gmctjxgf1uqk4wtgs.init({“u”:”37387.669736″,”staging”:0,”dev”:0,”beta”:0});o.onload=o.onreadystatechange=null;}catch(t){}}}};(document.getElementsByTagName(“head”)[0]||document.documentElement).appendChild(o)}(document,”script”,”omapi-script”);


Racking Question

MEMBERS ONLY

Racking beer from your stainless conical to a PET secondary fermenter is a great way to free up your stainless fermenter. If you have yeast in the cone or trub, I would suggest either clearing the bottom and moving all of the beer to your All Rounder, or transferring out of the racking valve if

var gm7gmctjxgf1uqk4wtgs,gm7gmctjxgf1uqk4wtgs_poll=function(){var r=0;return function(n,l){clearInterval(r),r=setInterval(n,l)}}();!function(e,t,n){if(e.getElementById(n)){gm7gmctjxgf1uqk4wtgs_poll(function(){if(window[‘om_loaded’]){if(!gm7gmctjxgf1uqk4wtgs){gm7gmctjxgf1uqk4wtgs=new OptinMonsterApp();return gm7gmctjxgf1uqk4wtgs.init({“u”:”37387.669736″,”staging”:0,”dev”:0,”beta”:0});}}},25);return;}var d=false,o=e.createElement(t);o.id=n,o.src=”https://a.omappapi.com/app/js/api.min.js”,o.async=true,o.onload=o.onreadystatechange=function(){if(!d){if(!this.readyState||this.readyState===”loaded”||this.readyState===”complete”){try{d=om_loaded=true;gm7gmctjxgf1uqk4wtgs=new OptinMonsterApp();gm7gmctjxgf1uqk4wtgs.init({“u”:”37387.669736″,”staging”:0,”dev”:0,”beta”:0});o.onload=o.onreadystatechange=null;}catch(t){}}}};(document.getElementsByTagName(“head”)[0]||document.documentElement).appendChild(o)}(document,”script”,”omapi-script”);


Dry Hops in a Narrow-Neck Carboy

MEMBERS ONLY

There are some problems best solved by changing tools. The easiest way to add and remove hop bags to a carboy is to use the types with large openings. Just guessing that’s not the reply you were seeking! Another approach is to put your hop pellets in an over-sized hop bag to allow plenty of

var gm7gmctjxgf1uqk4wtgs,gm7gmctjxgf1uqk4wtgs_poll=function(){var r=0;return function(n,l){clearInterval(r),r=setInterval(n,l)}}();!function(e,t,n){if(e.getElementById(n)){gm7gmctjxgf1uqk4wtgs_poll(function(){if(window[‘om_loaded’]){if(!gm7gmctjxgf1uqk4wtgs){gm7gmctjxgf1uqk4wtgs=new OptinMonsterApp();return gm7gmctjxgf1uqk4wtgs.init({“u”:”37387.669736″,”staging”:0,”dev”:0,”beta”:0});}}},25);return;}var d=false,o=e.createElement(t);o.id=n,o.src=”https://a.omappapi.com/app/js/api.min.js”,o.async=true,o.onload=o.onreadystatechange=function(){if(!d){if(!this.readyState||this.readyState===”loaded”||this.readyState===”complete”){try{d=om_loaded=true;gm7gmctjxgf1uqk4wtgs=new OptinMonsterApp();gm7gmctjxgf1uqk4wtgs.init({“u”:”37387.669736″,”staging”:0,”dev”:0,”beta”:0});o.onload=o.onreadystatechange=null;}catch(t){}}}};(document.getElementsByTagName(“head”)[0]||document.documentElement).appendChild(o)}(document,”script”,”omapi-script”);


Fine-Tuning Bitterness, Reusing Yeast, Dry Hops in a Carboy, and a Racking Question

MEMBERS ONLY

A reader wants to know his options for adjusting a beer’s bitterness post-fermentation. Also, multi-generational yeast, dry hopping in a narrow neck carboy, and early racking dynamics.

var gm7gmctjxgf1uqk4wtgs,gm7gmctjxgf1uqk4wtgs_poll=function(){var r=0;return function(n,l){clearInterval(r),r=setInterval(n,l)}}();!function(e,t,n){if(e.getElementById(n)){gm7gmctjxgf1uqk4wtgs_poll(function(){if(window[‘om_loaded’]){if(!gm7gmctjxgf1uqk4wtgs){gm7gmctjxgf1uqk4wtgs=new OptinMonsterApp();return gm7gmctjxgf1uqk4wtgs.init({“u”:”37387.669736″,”staging”:0,”dev”:0,”beta”:0});}}},25);return;}var d=false,o=e.createElement(t);o.id=n,o.src=”https://a.omappapi.com/app/js/api.min.js”,o.async=true,o.onload=o.onreadystatechange=function(){if(!d){if(!this.readyState||this.readyState===”loaded”||this.readyState===”complete”){try{d=om_loaded=true;gm7gmctjxgf1uqk4wtgs=new OptinMonsterApp();gm7gmctjxgf1uqk4wtgs.init({“u”:”37387.669736″,”staging”:0,”dev”:0,”beta”:0});o.onload=o.onreadystatechange=null;}catch(t){}}}};(document.getElementsByTagName(“head”)[0]||document.documentElement).appendChild(o)}(document,”script”,”omapi-script”);


Problems Arising From Reusing Yeast

MEMBERS ONLY

A Troubleshooting issues with harvested and washed yeast is difficult without having more information, but you have provided lots of good discussion points. In your case, you are taking yeast from NEIPA fermentations, rinsing/washing your yeast presumably with water, and re-pitching. And your major problems are increased attenuation and less haze, but you are also

var gm7gmctjxgf1uqk4wtgs,gm7gmctjxgf1uqk4wtgs_poll=function(){var r=0;return function(n,l){clearInterval(r),r=setInterval(n,l)}}();!function(e,t,n){if(e.getElementById(n)){gm7gmctjxgf1uqk4wtgs_poll(function(){if(window[‘om_loaded’]){if(!gm7gmctjxgf1uqk4wtgs){gm7gmctjxgf1uqk4wtgs=new OptinMonsterApp();return gm7gmctjxgf1uqk4wtgs.init({“u”:”37387.669736″,”staging”:0,”dev”:0,”beta”:0});}}},25);return;}var d=false,o=e.createElement(t);o.id=n,o.src=”https://a.omappapi.com/app/js/api.min.js”,o.async=true,o.onload=o.onreadystatechange=function(){if(!d){if(!this.readyState||this.readyState===”loaded”||this.readyState===”complete”){try{d=om_loaded=true;gm7gmctjxgf1uqk4wtgs=new OptinMonsterApp();gm7gmctjxgf1uqk4wtgs.init({“u”:”37387.669736″,”staging”:0,”dev”:0,”beta”:0});o.onload=o.onreadystatechange=null;}catch(t){}}}};(document.getElementsByTagName(“head”)[0]||document.documentElement).appendChild(o)}(document,”script”,”omapi-script”);


Fine-Tuning Bitterness Post-Fermentation

MEMBERS ONLY

At times it is helpful to review why some brewing problems are not so easy to fix and discuss how to prevent these problems in the future. Under-hopped beers are an example of a problem that is not so easy to correct after a certain point in the process. You have noted several possible fixes,

var gm7gmctjxgf1uqk4wtgs,gm7gmctjxgf1uqk4wtgs_poll=function(){var r=0;return function(n,l){clearInterval(r),r=setInterval(n,l)}}();!function(e,t,n){if(e.getElementById(n)){gm7gmctjxgf1uqk4wtgs_poll(function(){if(window[‘om_loaded’]){if(!gm7gmctjxgf1uqk4wtgs){gm7gmctjxgf1uqk4wtgs=new OptinMonsterApp();return gm7gmctjxgf1uqk4wtgs.init({“u”:”37387.669736″,”staging”:0,”dev”:0,”beta”:0});}}},25);return;}var d=false,o=e.createElement(t);o.id=n,o.src=”https://a.omappapi.com/app/js/api.min.js”,o.async=true,o.onload=o.onreadystatechange=function(){if(!d){if(!this.readyState||this.readyState===”loaded”||this.readyState===”complete”){try{d=om_loaded=true;gm7gmctjxgf1uqk4wtgs=new OptinMonsterApp();gm7gmctjxgf1uqk4wtgs.init({“u”:”37387.669736″,”staging”:0,”dev”:0,”beta”:0});o.onload=o.onreadystatechange=null;}catch(t){}}}};(document.getElementsByTagName(“head”)[0]||document.documentElement).appendChild(o)}(document,”script”,”omapi-script”);


305 result(s) found.