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The Complete Guide to Bottling Any Fermentation

Even though bottling your homebrew is one of the original methods of packaging beer, it can be a little bit tricky.  Sometimes it seems that the world is conspiring against your latest brew, leaving it flat or half carbonated, and whether or not you’ve been at this brewing game for a while, there are enough variables in bottling and naturally carbonating anything, be it beer, mead, cider, sparkling wine or even kombucha, that it can be hard to chase down what actually happened.  This week we’ll talk all about the bottling process and the tools you’ll need to be successful!
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Hydrometer VS Refractometer:  Measuring Your Wort

Hydrometer VS Refractometer: Measuring Your Wort

Although it seems like a very simple, very necessary step when fermenting your favorite homebrew, wine, mead or cider, what are you really measuring when you measure your favorite libation?  This week we’ll go a little more in depth as to how to use your hydrometer and refractometer, as well as some of the math behind specific gravity, brix and Plato and how to easily move between them.
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Converting Beer Recipes to Fit Your System

Converting Beer Recipes to Fit Your System

This week on BrewCranium, we’ll talk all about how to convert your favorite recipes down to your scale, and go through our process for making conversions to get the beer in our glass as close to the beer in our head as possible, while making the recipes reasonable and repeatable!
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