Brewing

How to Tell if Your Beer Is Infected

Fermentation is a weird process that can kick up different strange debris, making it challenging to know whether the beer is infected or not. It becomes difficult to know whether the beer contains harmful yeast or bacteria by its looks. It is even more challenging when the bacteria infecting the beer doesn’t affect its looks. …

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How to Make Sake

Also known as rice wine, sake originates from Japan and has a strong alcoholic flavor. If you fail to use the right procedure when making sake, fermentation will be slow and this will result in less flavorful sake. It’s a difficult process, and not everyone can learn how to make sake and get it right. …

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How Long Does Home Brew Beer Last?

After putting all that time and effort into making your home brew beer, you want to be sure how long it can be left in storage. Nobody wants the risk of putting in all that work and waiting for months only to open a ruined beer. How Long Does Home Brew Beer Last? When stored …

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How to Build a Thumper Keg

Distillation comes right after fermentation and has to do with the separation of alcohol from water through evaporation and condensation. Distillation is usually carried out in a still and requires some important equipment to produce quality final results. A crucial piece of equipment required for distillation is a thumper keg. In this article, we’ll teach …

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How to Stop Fermentation

The process of brewing beer is not restricted to commercial or large-scale breweries. Within the convenience of your home, you could get around to making your own beer too. If you are looking to begin homebrewing, you would have to get familiar with the process of fermentation and more importantly, how to stop it if …

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How Long Does It Take To Make Beer?

Most beer lovers and beginner home beer brewers will often have many questions about how beer is made. Of all these numerous questions, one of the most common questions has to be: how long does it take to make beer? How Long Does It Take To Make Beer? It takes a total of about 4 …

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How to Back Sweeten Mead

Back sweetening adds sweetness to the mead that has finished fermenting. If you add sugar in an active ferment, you may end up increasing the alcohol content of your mead instead of the sweetness. This article details all you need to know on how to back sweeten mead. How to Back Sweeten Mead If you …

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How to Use Yeast Energizer

Is your fermentation process stalled, and you don’t know how to restart it? Adding yeast at the beginning of fermentation or when restarting a stalled fermentation will help improve the beer’s flavor and attain high alcohol levels. This guide details everything you need to know on how to use yeast energizers in the fermentation process. …

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Carbonation Drops vs Priming Sugar

You may get confused about whether to use carbonation drops or priming sugar for the best brew results. Knowing the difference between the two will help you decide which one to use when significantly improving your brewing. Below is a comparison of carbonation drops vs priming sugar. Carbonation Drops vs Priming Sugar Overview Both carbonation …

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How Long Does Fermentation Take?

Fermentation could be a confusing process, especially for young brewers. You’re often questioning whether you are doing everything right or not or how the beer would turn out. In this article, we will answer one of the most common questions asked by new brewers: How long does fermentation take? How Long Does Fermentation Take? Typically, …

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How Much DME to Add to Raise Gravity Calculator

Spending lots of money on beer ingredients and the brewing process only to end up with a low gravity reading, can be quite frustrating. Fortunately, it’s something you can fix yourself. In this guide, we are going to look at how much DME to add to raise gravity calculator. Determining the DME You Should Add …

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How to Store Hops

Hops assist in maintaining the freshness of beer, prolonging its shelf life. If you do not store hops correctly, they will absorb some bad smell from your refrigerator. This article provides you with everything you need to know on how to store hops. How to Store Hops Hops are highly perishable and any storage mistake …

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