What Happens If You Ferment Beer Too Warm?

Photo of an electronic thermometer used for measuring the temperature of wort when homebrewing

Temperature control during fermentation is one of the most critical factors in home brewing and significantly impacts what your beer tastes like. Yeast has a temperature range where it works best. At the higher end of the temperature …

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How do you know fermentation is complete?

three photos of an s-shaped airlock to illustrate how the airlock can show when fermentation is complete

Fermentation is the most critical step in the brewing process when yeast turns the sugar in the wort into alcohol and carbon dioxide. Depending on the type of yeast used, the concentration of sugar in the wort and …

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What Is Sparging In Beer Making?

Sparging the grain bed with water from a jug. Photo to illustrate the beer making process.

When you’re first getting into beer making it can often seem a lot like alchemy; part science, part magic and with a lot of strange words that more experienced brewers use to describe unknown and mystical procedures. Three …

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What is Brewing Efficiency & How Is It Measured?

Infografic showing how brewing efficiency is calculated

Most all-grain beer recipes published online and in homebrew books mention brewing efficiency or brewhouse efficiency. But what is brewing efficiency and how is it measured? Brewing efficiency is the quantity of sugar in the wort divided by …

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