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Week 119: Brewing a Baltic Porter
0 Comments | Posted in Weekly Mash | By Grainfather - All Grain Brewing
15/06/2017 03:21
For those who haven’t had the chance to brew a Baltic porter before it is a fantastic beer to test several aspects of your expertise. A cross between a traditional British Porter, with some aspects of an Imperial Russian Stout but all brewed with lager yeast at lager temperatures....
Week 118: The top ten reasons to control your fermentation temperatures
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01/06/2017 00:25
For many homebrewers, temperature controlled fermentation is something they consider when all other elements of their homebrewery have been put together. Arguably though, fermentation control may be one of the most important things you can do to improve your results. Yeast are responsible for...
Week 117: Brewing a Lager
2 Comments | Posted in Weekly Mash | By David Bawden
18/05/2017 19:14
Though lagers are how many of us got started with our love of good beers, the amount of homebrewers who actually brew lagers, compared to ales, is relatively small. Why is this? Lager brewing requires the ability to control your fermentation temperature, and the more accurately you can control...
Week 116: Interview with Brochus brewery
5 Comments | Posted in Weekly Mash | By David Bawden
09/05/2017 01:58
In Antwerp, Belgium, Roel and Nick are hard at work at what just might be the world’s smallest brewery. Producing one-off, experimental batches the quality of which is clear just from their paper wrapped, wax sealed packaging. Having  met playing tennis when they were 9, they began...
National Homebrew Day
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02/05/2017 04:56
Each year in the first week of May, thousands of homebrewers from around the world will be brewing the same beers simultaneously in celebration of the National Homebrew Day or ‘Big Brew’ event. The event is a whole lot of fun and perfect for new brewers or those that have recently...