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Grainfather Blog - Week 99: Brewing Like The Pros - Splitting Wort

By Grainfather - All Grain Brewing 08/12/2016 02:11 Comments

splitting wort

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 to full sized commercial brewing.

In his latest video David talks us through a technique which is common among commercial sized breweries but relatively under utilised by homebrewers – splitting wort. This is the process of brewing one wort but creating multiple different beers. As David will show, it requires a little bit of creative thinking but once you get used to it, you will be able to brew distinctly different beers from a limited set of ingredients.

As always if you have any questions or comments please do leave them below or email; and let us know if you’d like to see more of David’s video’s on the Weekly Mash

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The Grainfather

posted on 27/04/2017 01:14
Hi John, that's a really interesting way to experiment with your batches - I'm sure with yeast, hops, fruit, oak chips and a whole wealth of other things you must get some pretty interesting differences between two beers made from the same wort!

John Colebatch

posted on 27/04/2017 01:10
I make quite a few mid strength beers. I do this by using a grain bill around 8.5kgs and mash, lauter, sparge and boil in the normal manner. I then split the wort into two fermenters 50% in each. In theory, I have two identical bases usually of around 12 litres each. I then top up measuring my SG as I go until I am near my target SG. I will now usually add two different strains of yeast to see what difference they make. This way I get two really good mid strength beers for not much more effort than one. The brew time saved can then be redirected to brewing some single brew specialities! Cheers.

John Pembroke

posted on 14/12/2016 05:14
There is no video

John Buckley

posted on 13/12/2016 05:45
Seeing more videos by David Heath would be really good. Thank you.

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