Home Brewed Beers

From Recipe to Beer: Knowing How Your Beer Will Turn Out

As a homebrewer you need to be able to look at recipes and have an idea of how they will end up tasting, otherwise you are playing an expensive guessing game. The first concept, you have to understand when reading recipes is bittering. Bittering refers to how bitter your eventual beer will be. International Bittering …

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The $30 Mash Tun

The $30 mash tun To begin, a mash ton is a vessel that you use to extract the sugars from the grains used to make beer. In all cases a mash ton steeps the grain at temperatures anywhere from 100-160F. A mash ton is either heated directly to How to build a mash tun out …

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