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Week 102: Partigyle brewing
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19/01/2017 06:30
Parti-gyle brewing is a very old method of brewing and is a great technique for making several distinct beers from one mash. It works by performing one mash, draining it and then performing a second mash with the same grain and draining that before boiling each wort separately with your...
Week 101: Reiterated Mashing Revisited
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13/01/2017 00:47
You may remember last year we covered the Chris Colby technique of reiterated mashing. This involves performing one mash and then performing a second mash, using the wort from the first as the liquor for the second. With this technique you can potentially create beers of huge ABV's as you...
Week 100: Brewing a Christmas Ale
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15/12/2016 23:40
  Christmas Ales (or 'Winter Seasonal Beers' as they are classified by the BJCP) are a great style to brew when the weather starts to turn cold and you need something strong and warming and full of complex flavours to get you in the holiday spirit. These are beers that are designes to be...
Week 99: Brewing Like The Pros - Splitting Wort
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08/12/2016 02:11
This Weeks Weekly Mash comes from David Heath who many of our readers may recognise from his excellent homebrew videos on his YouTube channel. David is an English homebrewer based in Norway and has been brewing for over 25 years with experience of brewing both on small home brew kits, right up...
Week 98: What Is Efficiency?
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01/12/2016 05:14
Efficiency is a very important term in brewing as understanding your efficiency gives you greater control over your original gravity, greater repeatability and a better understanding of how much grain is required in your recipe. Efficiency is to do with the ‘potential’ of grain....