beer brewing

Improving Beer malt quality, a comprehensive breeding effort Nowadays, beer malts are made from high-performance cultivars (elite cultivars) that produce malts that adhere to the highest quality standards. To breed crop cultivars, geneticists (breeders) make crosses between individual lines (parents). Many of these parents derive from breeding programmes or cultivated collections themselves. The gene pool
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The right choice of homebrewing equipment and resources is important when you start your home brewery. We will look at starter kits that also make great gift ideas for your loved ones. Have a look at our suggested homebrewing gifts, great resources to get starting with brewing beer at home! Homebrewing Books There is a
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Why Microscopes for homebrewing projects bring benefits to the brewery One helpful piece of kit for someone engaging with DIY microbiology is the microscope. These machines are extremely useful when trying to count yeast cells, estimate viability counts and detect contaminants. In short, this kit complements your culturing and plating effort perfectly well. Microscopy for
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Here, we will talk about practices and Styles in US craft beer brewing industry. At least six million barrels are produced in America each year. Craft beer is mostly produced in a microbrewery, which per definition are smaller than the commercially brewing beer giants.  According to The Brewers Association, Vermont is the main hub of craft beer in
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How long it takes to brew beer at home Novice brewers often wonder how long it takes to brew beer at home. A critical factor to consider in this regard is the beer style. Are you making a lager or an ale? Because of fundamental differences between the brewing process and the yeast strains used,
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Cleaning and sanitizing your homebrewing equipment is of critical importance. If anything can make or break a beer, it is the hygiene you apply when you brew. A clean brewing setup gives you the chance to make a clean and tasty beer. Unfortunately, here is where many starting brewers make mistakes. Here we will expand
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The matter of measuring beer pH when brewing A question from a reader prompted us to focus on this topic. For this article, we had to rely upon or draw from some organic chemistry knowledge and literature. What is pH and why is it important, what factors affect pH and how we can measure it?
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Yeast powers the creation of complex and intricate beers at your home In this article, we will spend some time talking about yeast. When brewing your own beer, you can’t avoid using them. These simple Eukaryotes are part of a diverse and extensive group of organisms classed as Fungi. Luckily, some yeast species have the unique
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Introduction to malt, a key beer ingredient Malt is a key ingredient in beer making. But what properties ensure that the malt you use make your beer stand out? To understand this, it is worth looking at some basic parameters or features. But first, some basic knowledge on malts and their raw ingredient, barley. Barley
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