. . . luckily for us, alcohol is lethally toxic to the vast majority of microorganisms found in our world.
Here at Brew Your Own magazine, we field a lot of questions that revolve around the husks of brewing grains. Grain husks serve a very specific purpose for many all-grain brewers and
The popularity of all-grain brewing has surged in recent years. In this column I’m going to step outside the norm for Beginner’s Block and talk more to the advanced brewers about simplifying
Stainless steel may cost more than aluminum, but there are many reasons why it is used in both commercial breweries and homebreweries. If you’re investing in stainless, it means you should make sure you are treating it correctly. Learn from two professionals who know what it takes to properly care for stainless steel equipment.
At its core, lautering is a three-step process at the end of a brewer’s mash, which separates out the sugary wort from the spent (used) grains. The word originates in the German
When it comes to chocolate flavored beers, adding cocoa products may not be necessary but certainly can greatly enhance the final beer. But the intricacies of what, when, and how you should add the cocoa is often a debated topic in the brewing world. We decided to delve into the nitty-gritty with three professionals highly versed in what it takes to get the best when combining cocoa and beer.