Hints and Tips

Hints and Tips


Boiling point of Alcohol The principle of the distilling process is to heat a liquid to its boiling point and let it turn into vapour (steam) then turn it back to a liquid. Boiling point of a liquid is the temperature where it begins to boil e.g. 100 degrees Centigrade for water, 78.5 degrees Centigrade

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Still spirits

Carbon Treatment

Activated Carbon Activated Carbon is made mainly from charcoal using a number of processes usually involving heat of up to 900 degrees Celsius producing a product in which one gram generally has a surface area in excess of 500 square metres. The millions of microscopic channels in every gram of carbon allow impurities to trapped

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Brew Your Own Jan/Feb 13

Brew Your Own Jan/Feb 13 Feature stories includes: -Dark Lagers: The New Possibility -Schwarzviertler -New Albion Brewing: Cloning Craft Beer History -Malting At Home   Departments section includes: -Tips From the Pros: Fermenting Lagers -Style Profile: American Pale Ale -Techniques: Electric Brewing -Advanced Brewing: Milling Grains -Projects: Build A Heated Mash Tun    

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Is my beer fermenting?

Is my beer fermenting? How do I know when or if my beer is fermenting? Sometimes it is extremely difficult to determine if your brew has been fermenting or has even started fermenting at all. After pitching your yeast, fermentation will typically take about 6 to 18 hours to start depending on the age of

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How to Store Hops

How to store Hops The Hop Aging Process There are three ways that hops degrade oxidisation temperature and light. The hop oils in hop flowers and pellets both aromatic and bittering will break down but heat accelerates the process greatly Old or stale hops have cheesy or skunky flavour that will spoil your beer. Hop

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kegging your beer

Kegging Information

Kegging Your Beer Clearing Your Beer for Kegging Before you kegging , clearing your beer will keep sediment out of your lines and keg. It also gives you a professional looking and tasting brew. Brew beer as normal. After fermentation is completed, add one sachet of beer finings and 3 teaspoons of white sugar to

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mini mash

Mini Mash

  Mini Mash To Mini mash is not difficult. Essentially you are heating water to a set temperature, adding grains and maintaining that water temperature for up to 1 hour. Grains have enzymes on their husk which activate at temperatures between 60°C – 72°C. These enzymes love eating up starch. Grain is 80% starch and

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