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Week 106: Hochkurz Mashing
0 Comments | Posted in Weekly Mash | By Grainfather - All Grain Brewing
16/02/2017 03:25
If you enjoy experimenting with homebrewing processes you may have come across the Hochkurz mash. This is a German technique with ‘hoch’ meaning high and ‘kurz’ meaning short, referring to the fact the temperatures are above normal saccharification temperatures and as a...
Week 105: Open Fermentation for Belgian Yeast Strains
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09/02/2017 23:48
  What is open fermentation? Well, to put it simply this is when you ferment your beer without a lid on your fermenter. This can sound pretty scary as it goes against everything you learn as a homebrewer to do with sanitation and avoiding infection but is actually how most beers were...
Week 104: Norwegian Farmhouse Ales
Comments | Posted in Weekly Mash | By David Bawden
02/02/2017 22:58
In this Week's Weekly Mash, David Heath takes us through a modern brewday of an old style of beer. Norwegian farmhouse ales, whilst baring some resmeblance to the more well known Belgian farmhouse ales, are a distinct group of beers with some fascinating history and some very unique challenges...
Week 103: Interview with Marvyn White from Brew-School
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27/01/2017 12:00
Dave from our UK office speaks to Marvyn White from Brew-School about the differences between homebrewing and commercial brewing and the upcoming course he will be running that is specific to brewing on the Grainfather. If you're in the UK and you're looking to learn the ins and outs of...
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...