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How Do You Brew Beer in Hot Weather?

Brewing is a temperature-sensitive process.  Ales require 58-68˚ F (14-20° C).  Lagers need 53 down to 40˚ F (4-11° C) to properly ferment and condition. Living in the middle latitudes, between the tropics, yet temperate with four distinct seasons, summer temperature becomes a concern.  You have many options.  You need not give up your homebrewing …

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Step-by-Step: How to Filter Homebrew Before Bottling

Filtering homebrew beer is a much different practice than the filtration processes undertaken by most commercial breweries. In homebrew, mechanical filtration and kegs are often overshadowed by microbrews and bottle conditioning. Homebrew is filtered by following these steps:  Adding fining agents to the kettle Performing a secondary fermentation Performing a cold crash Racking the beer …

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