Big Beers

318 Elmwood Drive, Paramus, NJ 07652, USA



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Brewing Big Beers

Brewing a high-gravity beer is more difficult than brewing a “normal” sized ale or lager and much more difficult than making wine. Direct cost is an obvious factor. It requires more fermentables (grain, sugar, etc) to achieve higher alcohol levels. You need more hops and yeast, too. But it is all quite doable and the payoff, after the time and the money is spent, is much higher than any of the individual parts. Assuming you’re willing to make the investment required to brew a “big” beer, .

highgravity brew will also use hops a great deal less efficiently than a lower-gravity beer. This means breweries need to use more hops in highgravity beers than normal. To give an example, Uinta Brewing Co.’s Dubhe Imperial Black IPA, at a modest 9.2 percent ABV, uses more than five pounds of hops per barrel.









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  1. joec
    joec (Listing owner)

    nice picture of garlic and seeds

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