Two New Apps for Brewer
Two New Apps for Brewer's Friend
If you've been keeping up with the development of Brewer's Friend you know we've made some changes! We've really gone all out in listening to the needs of the brewing world and we're happy to announce the release of two ne ...
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A Comparison Of Homebrew Sparging Techniques, Including BIAB
A Comparison Of Homebrew Sparging Techniques, Including BIAB
Malted two-row barley is mixed with water at a prescribed temperature and allowed to rest until the starches of the malted barley are converted into fermentable sugars. This is called the saccharification rest. The sugar ...
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Developing and Maintaining a Healthy Drinking Lifestyle
Developing and Maintaining a Healthy Drinking Lifestyle
HomeBrewTalk is one of the most important resources available to homebrewers. Topics in the forums range from mash temps to food pairings, from bar builds to equipment for sale. One area that is often void of discussion i ...
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BITA - Beer Is The Answer
BITA - Beer Is The Answer
Beer is the answer. The answer to what? It turns out that beer has been the answer to many a question throughout history. Someone, somewhere, at some moment in history, picked up a random vessel filled with some funky li ...
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Craft The Perfect Draft: Chest Freezer Fermentations
Craft The Perfect Draft: Chest Freezer Fermentations
I have been using my BrewsBySmith Fermentation Kit for about nine months now and it has undoubtedly become an integral part of my brewing process. I've grown so attached to the way I can set it to accurately control the ...
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Simple Homebrewing Techniques
Simple Homebrewing Techniques
So far in my homebrewing journey, I have explored the three simplest levels of homebrewing. All have used malt extracts rather than mashed grains (mashing is the process of converting the starch in the grains to sugars). ...
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Making Bochets: Burnt Honey Meads
Making Bochets: Burnt Honey Meads
To be forward and clear, here is a fact: heating honey does cause a loss of its aromatic properties. Here is another fact: cooking the honey to a boil and caramelizing some of the sugars replaces those lost aromatics with ...
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Objectively Judging Your Homebrew
Objectively Judging Your Homebrew
I've seen this and similar statements posted several times around the forum: "If you don't submit your beer to contests, you don't know if your beer is good". The point they are making is that without having a c ...
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Craft The Perfect Draft  Beer Gun Anyone?
Craft The Perfect Draft Beer Gun Anyone?
Over the years I had read plenty of mixed reviews about the Blichmann Beer Gun before actually pulling the trigger and getting one for myself. It seemed that the two most common complaints brewers posted about had to do w ...
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Surprisingly, We Made Beer!
Surprisingly, We Made Beer!
Have you ever had one of those brew days where nothing went right? Guess what? So has everyone else! I have been brewing since 2009 and I still have more of those days than not. It seems to happen more often when introduc ...
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