A guide to craft brewing by John Alexander PDF

By John Alexander

ISBN-10: 1861268998

ISBN-13: 9781861268990

The consultant to Craft Brewing explains how you can brew your individual beer in transparent and simple phrases, making this renowned and lucrative pastime available to all.

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The beaded bubbles winking at the brim of a glass of champagne, what are they compared to that tender froth? IPA may be straw to vivid amber in colour with good malt flavour, balanced by a clean hop bitterness and a seductive floral bouquet. 5 per cent ABV, with hopping rates of 40–60 IBUs; colour typically 8–15 EBC°. Mild Ale Mild ale is the only English beer with an unbroken antiquity stretching back to the Middle Ages. By the eighteenth century it developed into a strong, immature, lightly hopped beer, often brewed at quick notice during the summer months as a stopgap brew to augment diminishing stocks of October beers.

Adhesive thermometer strips are useful on fermentation vessels, as the temperature can be seen at a glance. A conical 500ml (or larger) flask is useful for rehydrating yeast, and also for preparing starter mediums. In some circumstances an air lock might be required. 5–10 are recommended for those who have to indulge in treating bicarbonate water with sulphuric acid or lime. pH papers 4–6 are necessary for all water treatments, plus checking mash, wort and beer acidity. A digital pH meter is also an option, and requires regular calibration in a buffer solution.

IPA may be straw to vivid amber in colour with good malt flavour, balanced by a clean hop bitterness and a seductive floral bouquet. 5 per cent ABV, with hopping rates of 40–60 IBUs; colour typically 8–15 EBC°. Mild Ale Mild ale is the only English beer with an unbroken antiquity stretching back to the Middle Ages. By the eighteenth century it developed into a strong, immature, lightly hopped beer, often brewed at quick notice during the summer months as a stopgap brew to augment diminishing stocks of October beers.

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