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Video: Testing Your Water For Brewing

Testing both your water quality and composition at your brewery site might dictate the kind of filtration equipment you might need. Plus, why measuring pH is so important, no matter the batch size you're making.

In this Craft Beer and Brewing video tip, Sam Masotto of Bonn Place Brewing talks about water. The kind of water profile at your brewery might dictate the kinds of beer you are best suited to make.

Masotto walks through what hard water can benefit, or the presence of gypsum when it comes to recipes. Also important, he notes, is knowing how to and reguarly measuring pH levels at your brewery.

Sam Masotto, Founder/Brewer of Bonn Place Brewing in Pennsylvania, covers everything you need to know to brew in the English tradition. In this video course, join Sam as he takes you step-by-step through a brew day on his production brew system, starting with the methodology of aligning with tradition to recipe development, and all the way to serving.

In this video course, you'll learn:

  • How to put American twists on English-style beers
  • Selecting, embracing, and highlighting your malt
  • Incorporating hops to suit the beer
  • Technical tests to confirm quality
  • Brew day procedures
  • Enhancing your fermentation schedule
  • Serving your English-style ale
  • Building an environment to enjoy your beer
  • And much more

Throughout the video course, Sam works in technique and tips to help you make your best English-style ale.

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Hear more from Sam about his brewery, brewing English beers, and more on the Craft Beer and Brewing Magazine podcast.

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