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Week 109: Designing a Recipe
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16/03/2017 05:25
In Weekly Mash week 109 Dave from our UK office walks us through his technique for designing a recipe and talks about how he starts with an idea which he then uses the Grainfather recipe developer to bring to life. Check out the recipe developer at brew.grainfather.com...
Week 108: Yeast Drying
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02/03/2017 23:40
In this weeks Weekly Mash, David Heath is back and showing us how drying yeast at home can work. A really interesting technique, especially for any brewers that have tried harvesting their yeast....
Week 107: Why does pH matter during the boil?
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23/02/2017 02:49
pH can affect your beer in a number of ways so it is well worth paying attention to the pH of your wort at several points throughout the brewing process. In today’s weekly mash, we’re looking specifically at the effects of pH during the boil....
Week 106: Hochkurz Mashing
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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...