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Brewing Considerations for Very High Gravity Beers

Brewing high gravity beers like barley wines, tripels, and imperial stouts present some challenges unique to high gravity brewing. This week I provide a few tips and considerations that come into play when brewing high gravity beers.

Big Beer Challenges

High gravity beers which start at around 1.080 original gravity and can go as high as 1.120 present serious challenges that may surprise the average homebrewer.… Read More

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Adjusting Your Brewhouse Efficiency for High Gravity Beers – Beer Brewing Quick Tip

Tips200When brewing high gravity (big) beers, it is important to adjust your brewhouse efficiency down a bit. You simply won’t get the same number of gravity points from a pound or kilogram of malt on a “big” beer.

BeerSmith Quick Brewing and Software tips are some short 1-3 minute video clips I’ve put together for brewers.… Read More

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Brewing High Gravity Beers with John Blichmann – BeerSmith Podcast #117

PodNew200John Blichmann from Blichmann Engineering joins me this week to discuss brewing “big” high gravity beers. John covers some of the special challenges including reduced mash efficiency, split mashing, balancing your big beer and fermentation and aging.

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Topics in This Week’s Episode (40:23)

  • John Blichmann, the head of Blichmann Engineering joins me this week to discuss brewing high gravity beers.
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