Beer Brewing

Beer Anatomy

Beer Anatomy

Before we begin to assemble a beer, it might be advantageous to quickly dissect one. Beer is a solution of water and alcohol and with carbon dioxide, flavoured and coloured with small traces of carbohydrates, proteins, minerals, melanoidins, and thousands of different aromatic compounds acquire from the malt, hops, and yeast. It is this wide …

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Beer Terms

Brewing Terms

Before we get into any more about beer, it’s probably a good idea that you understand some of the terms that beer drinkers often use.  As with any culinary or scientific topic, there’s an entire language used to describe and discuss beer and the brewing process. Here’s a glossary of some of the most commonly …

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Making Caramel for Beer Brewing

Brewing Sugars

Those of us who have been homebrewing for many years will remember the days when recipes contained an absolutely ridiculous amount of corn sugar, up to 50% in some cases. The idea of sugar in beer seems ridiculous to some, however when used correctly in appropriate quantities it can make a beer stand out from …

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IBU Calculation

Tinseth Method for IBU Calculation

The Tinseth Method for IBU calculation can be deceptively simple. However, he derived it based on documented experimentation and results from multiple analyses. The Tinseth Method  is the system used for calculations within this site, and requires only a bit of practice. It is adjustable based on each brewery’s equipment which makes it handy. Because his formula is wordy, …

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