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Measuring specific gravity & calculating alchol content

Most homebrewers want to know the alcohol content of their beer, and taking specific gravity (SG) readings is the key to being able to calculate it.

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Grains & malt extract

During the history of brewing, various types of malted and unmalted grain have been used to make beer. The variety, where it is grown and how it is malted all affect the taste and appearance of the end product.

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Water

The attributes of the water used in brewing, not just its cleanliness, are very important when making beer. For example, the quality of ales brewed in Burton-on-Trent in England is largely due to the local water. Likewise, the magnificent pilsners that come from the Czech Republic would not be possible without its water source. “Hard” water, which is high in dissolved salts, is regarded as best for brewing ales, while “soft” water, which has fewer salts, is generally best suited to lagers.

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