Advanced Brewing Topics


The advanced topics page will grow as I further my knowledge in the more advanced topics of brewing beer. On this page specifically you should be able to find topics around all-grain brewing, chemistry of what is actually happening when brewing, building brewing equipment, racking and aging beer, growing hops, kegging beer etc. Enjoy and go brew more beer!

All-Grain

Water Lost in Spent Grains

Water Lost in Spent Grains

While calculating the overall water necessary to conduct a  full mash , batch sparge  and boil it is important to note how much water will be lost in the spent grains.  I use the basic equations below... [Read more]

All Grain Brewing — Lautering

All Grain Brewing — Lautering

All-grain brewing is essentially brewing a beer from scratch and not using any malt extract.  It describes the process by which the sugars from the grains are extracted and become the beer.  The two... [Read more]

All Grain Brewing — Mashing

All Grain Brewing — Mashing

All-grain brewing is essentially brewing a beer from scratch and not using any malt extract.  It describes the process by which the sugars from the grains are extracted and become the beer.  The two... [Read more]

Brewing Equipment

Drilling Hole in Brew Pot

Drilling Hole in Brew Pot

Adding weldless fittings to a brew pot be it a boil kettle, hot liquor tank or a mash tun can make brew day much easier.  After I noticed how much the typical homebrew shop charged for a hole in a pot,... [Read more]

Building a Stir Plate for Brewing

Building a Stir Plate for Brewing

  Using a stir plate can help a yeast starter grow faster and healthier quicker.  Brewing 10 gallons batches can get expensive so I have looked at all kinds of different ways to cut down on ingredients... [Read more]

Building a Brew Tower

Building a Brew Tower

Having a brew tower or brewing structure is really helpful in keeping your brew day consistent, organized and safe.  Unlike the usual step by step instructions on other projects on BrewMoreBeer, I... [Read more]

Building a Water Filter for Brewing

Building a Water Filter for Brewing

Building a water filter for brewing is fun, useful and can be done in 4 easy steps.  Everything can be purchased at your local hardware store for a little under $40. 1. Purchase the Equipment 2. Connect... [Read more]

Build a Cooler Mash Tun

Build a Cooler Mash Tun

 This article will break down the six basic steps to building your own cooler mash tun.  Everything can be purchased at your local hardware store. 1. Purchase the Equipment 2. Remove the Stainless... [Read more]

Brewing Chemistry/Science

Calculate Percent Alcohol in Beer

Calculate Percent Alcohol in Beer

It is easy to calculate percent alcohol in beer and it only requires two important measurements.  A beers alcohol level is measured in Alcohol by Volume (ABV), it is the calculated amount of the total... [Read more]

Brewing Sugars

Brewing Sugars

After doing some research on the topic of brewing sugars, I have put together a quick article that sums up all of the things I have learned.  Grains are soaked in approx. 150 degree water to extract... [Read more]

Comparing Beer Styles

Dark Beer Styles: Stout vs Porter

Dark Beer Styles: Stout vs Porter

What is the difference between the two darkest beer styles?   Just by looking at them it is practically impossible to tell them apart. Porter? Stout? Who came first?… The history between the... [Read more]

Wheat Beer Styles: Weiss vs Wit

Wheat Beer Styles: Weiss vs Wit

Weiss Beer -- Hefeweizen You might be asking yourself what are the differences between weissbier, witbeir, hefeweizen, wheat, white beers?  Here is an article that I hope will solve all of the confusion. Wheat... [Read more]

General

Bourbon Barrel Aged Homebrew Beer

Bourbon Barrel Aged Homebrew Beer

Do you have a spare bourbon barrel lying around your place waiting for you to make your next bourbon barrel aged (BBA) homebrew beer? Me neither. So you can either try to find one or you can just go to... [Read more]

Racking Beer to a Secondary Fermenter

Racking Beer to a Secondary Fermenter

Racking Beer to a secondary fermenter is the process of transferring beer from one fermenter to another after the primary fermentation process is complete.  The primary purpose for racking beer is to... [Read more]

How to Dry Hop?

How to Dry Hop?

  Dry hopping is the process of introducing dry hops to the wort anytime after the boil.  Dry hopping significantly enhances the hop character in aroma and flavor of the beer. It does so without really... [Read more]

Brewing with Coriander

Brewing with Coriander

Coriander is an annual herb that actually grows into what we know as Cilantro, yeah the soapy tasting leaf in a bunch of South Asian dishes and Mexican salsa.  Usually if a recipe says to use coriander... [Read more]

Kegging

Kegerator for Homebrew

Kegerator for Homebrew

Create a Kegerator to Serve Homebrew A kegerator to help dispense your kegged homebrew beer is a must.  Here is a step-by-step DIY on how to build a dual tap kegerator for homebrew. It is totally possible... [Read more]

Kegging Homebrewed Beer

Kegging Homebrewed Beer

If you are  thinking about kegging homebrewed beer here is an article showing  how easy and helpful kegging can be.  Why keg?  Well to me coming up with empty bottles, cleaning them and having... [Read more]