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Week 117: Brewing a Lager
0 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
Comments | Posted in Weekly Mash | By Grainfather - All Grain Brewing
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...
Week 114: Forced fermentation test - What is it and why do it?
2 Comments | Posted in Weekly Mash | By Grainfather - All Grain Brewing
27/04/2017 03:14
Have you ever been in a situation where you weren’t sure if your beer was stuck or if fermentation had simply finished? Or wanted to warm your lager for a diacetyl rest a few points before your final gravity but not sure when that was meant to be? Or want to use a new yeast strain and...
Week 113: Cloning a beer
1 Comments | Posted in Weekly Mash | By Grainfather - All Grain Brewing
20/04/2017 04:56
Have you ever had a commercial beer that you really enjoyed and wondered, ‘how did they make that?’ Or have a beer you’re desperate to try that isn’t readily available? Or want to get a friend into brewing by helping them make a beer just like one of their favourites?...