Original Gravity is a key parameter for beer recipe design. The original gravity of a beer is a measure of the potential sugars, about 60-75% of which will be converted into alcohol during fermentation. So original gravity drives both the alcohol content and the residual body of the beer. This week we’ll cover how to […]

Parti-Gyle Brewing – Two Beers from One Mash

by Brad Smith on October 7, 2011 · 18 comments

Parti-Gyle brewing is a method for making more than one batch of beer from a single all grain mash. It offers tremendous flexibility since you can brew two beers of different gravities, and also add different hops and yeast to create distinct beers from one brewing session. History Parti-Gyle brewing is not a new method. […]

Counting Calories in your Homebrewed Beer

by Brad Smith on February 4, 2011 · 8 comments

This week, I take a look at calories in your home brewed beer, how to calculate them and where they come from. With superbowl weekend upon us, the subject of how many calories are in your homebrew may be moot given the mountains of beer and snacks likely to be consumed on Sunday afternoon, but […]