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Video Tip of the Week: Boil Times for Low ABV Beers

BJCP Grand Master Josh Weikert talks about the length of the boil and why it matters when making low ABV recipes.

Learn why the lentgh of the boil matters when it comes to making low alcohol beers. Timing is everything, says BJCP Grand Master Josh Weikert in this Craft Beer and Brewing tip of the week.

In this course Weikert covers everything you need to know to scale down your full-strength recipe to a more affordable and crushable beer. In this course you'll learn about considerations for every major part of your brew day, including grist, mash technique, hopping, yeast selection, water chemistry, fermentation, and more.

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 course, 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

This course is complete with 4 recipes for a session IPA, stout, saison, and mead.

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