Pairing beer and food is a hot topic in gastronomic circles these days. Everyone knows a little about pairing food with wine and rules like, “red wine goes with red meat” and “white wine goes with fish” are relevant for beer as well. To understand the connection between beer and wine, you must understand the … Read more Pairing Beer and Food
Beer and chocolate pairings? You may have heard about pairing red wine and chocolate. It can be a very nice combination if you can find the right red wine. But what about pairing chocolate with beer? It can be a gastronomic delight! Pairing with beer instead of wine There are so many variations of a … Read more Beer and Chocolate
Formulate Your Own Homebrew Beer Recipes The Basics of Beer Recipe Formulation Before you can build your own homebrew beer recipes, you must know what kind of beer want to brew. If you have made the style before, or tasted the style before you’re on the right track. To formulate a beer recipe you must know … Read more Beer Recipes and How to Formulate Them
Brewing Classic Styles Recipe Database Finally, a beer recipe database (or more precisely a “beer recipe ingredient database”) for the book, Brewing Classic Stylesby Jamil Zainasheff and John J. Palmer. If you are like me you have read the book cover to cover and have brewed numerous recipes from its award-winning collection. Here’s what is said about the … Read more Recipe Database of Homebrew Beer Recipes From Brewing Classic Styles
What to brew next? Believe it or not, this is a tough question you must answer over and over during your homebrewing career. Before you choose the ingredients, before you pick an award-winning recipe, and before you make your yeast starter, you have to pick a beer style to brew. A lot has been written … Read more What to brew next is a tough decision. Here are some tips to help you decide.
Download the Specific Gravty to Birx Conversion Table in .pdf format here. Degrees Brix (°Bx) is the sugar content of an aqueous solution. One degree Brix is 1 gram of sucrose in 100 grams of solution and represents the strength of the solution as percentage by mass. Brix tells us the dissolved solids (percentage mass of solute to solution – … Read more Specific Gravity To Brix Conversion Table
Beer calories are infamous for their effects on your belly. But, studies have shown that drinking beer is not the cause of a “beer belly”. The calories in beer are just like calories in other foods and drinks. The problem is that people often drink beer excessively and/or irresponsibly. Drinking beer often involves eating … Read more Do Beer Calories Cause “Beer Belly”?
The purpose of this article is to provide the basics of how to convert degrees Plato to specific gravity. Why would you want to? Many brewers use degrees Plato to describe a wort’s percent extract by weight and many recipes will give the original gravity and final gravity in degrees Plato. So, if you … Read more Degrees Plato to Specific Gravity Conversion