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Multi vs Single Step Mashing for Home Brewing

by Brad Smith on February 8, 2013 · 4 comments

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Multi-step mashes used to be the standard for making beer, but increasingly home brewers and pro brewers have moved to brewing exclusively with a single step mash. The single step mash has many advantages including time, cost savings, simplicity and consistency. The Single Step Infusion Mash Most newcomers to all grain and partial mash brewing […]

Three Stage System

Recirculating mash systems such as RIMS (Recirculating Infusion Mash System) and HERMS (Heat Exchanged Recirculating Mash Systems) are advanced beer brewing systems that use a pump and heating element to maintain a stable mash temperature during brewing. RIMS and HERMS are the two most popular, though many other systems exist. So this week, we take […]

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This week I interview Dr Charles Bamforth, the Anheuser-Busch endowed Professor of Brewing Science a the University of California at Davis. We talk about the entire all grain mashing process for beer brewing from start to finish. Charlie explains how mashing actually works, how changes in the process affect the finished beer, and the role […]

Mashing for All Grain Beer Brewing

by Brad Smith on July 16, 2009 · 13 comments

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Mashing can be a mystical process for first time all-grain or partial mash beer brewers. At its heart, the mashing process uses hot water and natural enzymes to convert complex sugars from malt into simpler sugars that can be readily fermented. We covered the basics of infusion mashing in an earlier article. At its essence, […]

Infusion Mashing and Decoction for Brewing Beer

by Brad Smith on November 28, 2008 · 5 comments

Mash profiles have a significant impact on home brewed beer. Using an authentic mashing technique for a particular beer style will improve the flavor, clarity and character of your finished beer. This week we provide an overview of mash techniques and their impact on your beer. The Single Infusion Mash A single step infusion mash […]

Mash Tun

This week we take a look at instructions for all grain beer brewing using a single step infusion mash setup. This is a great introduction for extract brewers looking to make the switch to all-grain using a Gott style water cooler.