Process Of Homebrewing Microbrews

September 15, 2011 by  
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The normal batch of homebrewed beer is five gallons in volume, which is enough for 2 cases, or 48 12 ounce bottle of beer. The typical homebrewed beer is produced by boiling water, malt extract and hops together in a large kettle and then cooling the resulting wort and adding yeast for fermenting. Experienced homebrewers [...]

Wheat Beers

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Wheat beers are beers that are brewed with both malted barley and malted wheat, rather than using just barley. The addition of wheat will lend wheat beers a lighter flavor and somewhat paler color than most all barley ales and beers. Wheat beer is normally top fermented, which is fermentation with ale yeast. All types [...]

Pale Ale Beer

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English pale ale The style of English pale ale was originated by producers in Burton during the 1800′s. The high levels of calcium found in the water compliment this style quite well, by making a more efficient extraction of bitter resins from the hops. The taste and aroma of English pale ale is similar to [...]

All About Lager Beers

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Lagering, as a process, was discovered around 200 years ago in Bavaria. Here, it was found that beers experiencing secondary fermentation in casks stored in the caves of the Alps would produce beers with differnet characteristics than ales. The process of lagering became very popular in areas where fermentating with cool temperatures could be maintained, [...]

Alaskan Brewing

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The Alaskan brewing company is the oldest operating brewery in Alaska, with their amber beer being their most popular brand. They produce two other brands as well, pale ale and Alaskan frontier amber. If you enjoy fresh amber beer, Alaskan brewing is what you want. As you may already know, brewing beer in Alaska is [...]

Intro To Microbrews

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With their varying flavor intensities and alcohol contents, microbrews are here because beer distributors noticed a market demand and took a gamble on imports like Corona in the 70s. This type of flavorful beer sold to a limited yet very enthusiastic crowd. Beer manufacturers create what sells, therefore they didn’t believe there would be a [...]

History Of Microbrews

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Many historians believe that the ancient Sumerians and Mesopotamians were brewing as early back as 10,000 B.C. Even though this product would have been different from the bottles varieties of today, it would have still been recognizable. The ancient Egyptians and the Chinese brewed their beer, as did civilizations in America, where they used corn [...]

Differences Between Keg And Cask Ale

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Over the years, keg beers have gotten a lot better. If a cask beer is in poor condition, it’s actually possible for a fresh keg beer to be much better tasting. Even though this may sound absurd, it’s very common for someone who’s unfamilar with cask ale to not be able to taste the difference [...]

Beer Culture

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Social context Many social traditions and activities are very associated with drinking beer, such as playing cards, darts, or other games. The consumption of beer in isolation and excess may be associated with people drinking away their troubles, while drinking in excess with company may be associated with binge drinking. Around the world All over [...]

Troubleshooting Home Brewing

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Stuck fermentation Stuck fermentation occurs when your beer fails to ferment to completion. This can result from the use of old yeast or poor ingredients. The best way to take care of this problem, is to prevent it from starting. To do this, you should: 1. Re-hydrate the yeast by adding it to some water [...]

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