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How to brew

If you haven't brewed before, making your own beer may seem as mysterious as alchemy. How can it be that you can mix together a few ingredients, add some water, sprinkle some yeast in and end up with beer?

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Preparing the yeast

Most brewing instructions, particularly those that come with cans of concentrate, advocate sprinking dried yeast on top of the wort when all the ingredients are in the fermenter and it's topped up with water. While this can certainly be and is done by homebrewers the world over, it's beneficial to rehydrate the yeast first.

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Measuring specific gravity & calculating alchol content

Most homebrewers want to know the alcohol content of their beer, and taking specific gravity (SG) readings is the key to being able to calculate it.

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