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  • The Brülosophy Show: John Palmer’s Top 5 Things That Matter Most When Brewing Beer
    by Martin Keen on July 11, 2024 at 11:50 am

    Crafting a great beer involves many factors, but some are arguably more important than others. Today, industry expert John Palmer shares his top five brewing priorities, key elements every homebrewer should know.

  • Short & Shoddy | Irish Extra Stout
    by Martin Keen on July 8, 2024 at 10:00 am

    Author: Martin Keen Born and raised in the United Kingdom, I developed quite the familiarity with darker, malty styles fairly early on, and given my proximity to the Emerald Isle, Guinness was a staple at the pubs I frequented. However, it was only after I started homebrewing that I realized this classic Irish brewery had

  • The Brülosophy Show: How Long Should You Dry Hop?
    by Martin Keen on July 4, 2024 at 11:50 am

    Dry hopping involves adding hops to beer during or after fermentation to boost aroma and flavor without increasing bitterness, and brewers often debate how long the hops should stay in contact with the beer. We explore three Brülosophy exBEERiments focused on dry hop contact times, ranging from a just an hour to nearly 2 weeks.

  • exBEERiment | Grain Comparison: Carafa I vs. Roasted Barley In An Altbier
    by Will Lovell on July 1, 2024 at 10:00 am

    Author: Will Lovell Dark ales like Porter and Stout get their signature color as well as their roasty flavors, from highly kilned malts, of which there are a few varieties. Seemingly, the most popular of the bunch is Roasted Barley, which is unique in that it’s made from unmalted barley and contributes deep coffee and

  • The Brülosophy Show: High vs. Low Alpha Acid Hops For Bittering | exBEERiment
    by Martin Keen on June 27, 2024 at 11:50 am

    Does all hop bitterness taste the same? To find out, we brew two Blonde Ales, each estimated at 40 IBU, where one uses a bunch of low alpha acid hops and the other relies on a smaller amount of high alpha acid hops. The finished beers are then served to blind participants to see if

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    • Flavoured cider
      by /u/Gooliez on July 12, 2024 at 12:03 pm

      Hi guys, new to brewing. I’ve made a batch of cider, came out well. So now I want to flavour it. I have some “punchy” raspberry flavour. Should I add some raspberries aswell as the punchy? Also, at what stage do I add the raspberries/ punchy? Heading to bed, so won’t reply now, but thanks for the replies! submitted by /u/Gooliez [link] [comments]

    • The Brülosophy Show: John Palmer’s Top 5 Brewing Priorities
      by /u/Positronic_Matrix on July 12, 2024 at 11:59 am

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    • iGulu Beer Machine Review
      by /u/FlyingWombatTV on July 12, 2024 at 10:12 am

      We got our hands on an iGulu to play with and review, but I reckon what will be really great for experienced brewers is to use the machine to make small test batches, or even do split batches after a brewday to test a different yeast or hop etc. and not have to worry about temp control or packaging because the machine will do it all for you. If you’re curious it’s well worth a look, have you guys ever used a machine like this? submitted by /u/FlyingWombatTV [link] [comments]

    • Looking for suggestions on how to put some ball lock kegs to use
      by /u/SirMurphenstein on July 12, 2024 at 7:14 am

      Hi friends, my home brewery is very much complete but I just came into possession of 3 ball lock corny kegs that the owner had to offload because they were moving and couldn’t bring them along, so I’m looking for suggestions on how I could put them to use. I have been kegging for years but I’m an odd ball and I use sankey kegs, so everything I currently have is tuned for that. I’m not looking to replace my sankey setup at all, but I’m toying with the idea of maybe using these for fermentation or filtering? I ferment using two Grainfather Conical pros paired with their glycol chiller, so I’m not necessarily in need of a new fermenter, but I am intrigued by the possibility of fermenting under pressure and could accomplish that with these new corny kegs I imagine? Or maybe I could use one to pressure transfer out of through a filter into my serving kegs? They were free, so a small investment for any needed accessories is acceptable. Does anyone have any other suggested uses or could perhaps give some pointers for a good pressure fermentation setup or transfer system to use with these guys? Giving them to another home brewer is an obvious option but I’m in a small town on an island and that avenue has already been explored. Thanks in advance and cheers! submitted by /u/SirMurphenstein [link] [comments]

    • Free-For-All Friday!
      by /u/AutoModerator on July 12, 2024 at 6:00 am

      The once a week thread where (just about) anything goes! Post pictures, stories, nonsense, or whatever you can come up with. Surely folks have a lot to talk about today. If you want to get some ideas you can always check out a [past Free-For-All Friday](\_sr=on&sort=new&t=all). submitted by /u/AutoModerator [link] [comments]