There are several ways to try ingredients before your brew day. Common techniques are tasting wort, chewing on grain SMASH beers or making a test batch. None of these approaches are ideal since making a batch that doesn't turn out as expected sucks and tasting wort isn't the same as a finished beer. In this tutorial, I will show you how to isolate different ingredients, in small batches, all at once. We will focus on five grains today, but there's no limit to the number of batches you can brew on a given day. But there's more! You can use this technique to test hops, different yeasts strains or to design a beer recipe!
This is great! I had never thought about doing this, but it just makes so much sense! Couple this idea with the bud light dry hop idea over here: http://www.bertusbrewery.com/2013/03/dry-hopped-bud-light.html and you can be crafting recipes with much less trial and error in no time!
4/28/2015 06:10:40 am
How is the beer affected by recapping? Any carbonation lost?
Thanks Brett! It's been fun tasting the differences between all of the specialty grains and really does not take much time or effort to do this. As scoundrel mentiones in the article, people can use their stovetop with jars in the kettle if they don't want to use the microwave--just keep your hand on that temperature knob to get past the hot break.
4/28/2015 06:09:00 am
So how is the beer affected by recapping?
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