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Full Video: Brewing Techniques for Low Alcohol Beers

BJCP Grand Master Josh Weikert covers everything you need to know to scale down your full-strength recipe to a more affordable and crushable beer.

Josh Weikert Jul 1, 2018

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Session beers aren't just a question of reducing the gravity (although that's one way to go, and we will be): it's a question of generating a lot of flavor from hops and finding light ways to balance those flavors. In this video, Josh Weikert takes you through the challenges and solutions to brewing lower ABV beers. Josh covers:

  • Recipe considerations
  • Scaling down your existing recipes
  • Hopping
  • Yeast selection
  • Water chemisty
  • Mash and boil considerations
  • and much more