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DME Gravity Make-Up Calculator

DME Make-Up Calculator Have you ever checked your pre-boil gravity and been several points under? Yeah, me too. It happened most recently when I was brewing my All Aboard German Pilsener. My mash was very inefficient, so I needed a DME gravity make-up calculator to help me make up the difference. There are a number […]

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How to Use YeastCalc

Although using YeastCalc is pretty straightforward, I thought this might be helpful to those of you thinking about making yeast starters.  

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How to Decant a Yeast Starter

For those of you looking for a video on how to decant a yeast starter, I’ve made another detailed (remember I’m obsessed) video on how to go about it. This video shows how to decant using an Erlenmeyer flask.   Steps to Decant a Yeast Starter The starter should be left in the fridge for […]

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How to Make a Yeast Starter

Although there are many videos on how to make a yeast starter, I wanted to show how I did it. Being obsessed, I give a lot more detail than other folks I’ve seen, which may be of some comfort to homebrewers who are just starting out.  

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How to Apply Beer Labels Using Milk

Using milk to apply beer labels is a great way to save money and simplify bottle management, today we’re going to show you how to do it while I bottle my Golfer’s Grog Kölsch. Before we get started, it’s a good idea to figure out if using milk is a good choice for you to […]

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Levels of Boiling Wort – Visual Reference for Homebrewers

Define Rolling Boil The guys from Brew Strong, Jamil Zainasheff and John Palmer, have frequently referred to a “vigorous/rolling boil” followed by some descriptors to help clarify what it looks like. I wanted to find a visual of what they were talking about to define rolling boil, but all I could find were images of […]