The science of alcohol
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3 Homebrew finale

In this final video, Danny Allwood considers the end result of your homebrew experiment.

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  • How could you tell if your homebrew is ready?

  • Your homebrew should yield consistent specific gravity readings from your hydrometer over the period of a couple of days. Consistent specific gravity indicates that the fermentation is complete and your homebrew is ready.

At the end of this video, Danny raises an important point about reflecting on your experiment. If your homebrew does not taste quite how you would expect, hopefully by studying this course you will now understand more of the underlying science, so you can evaluate what might have gone wrong and what you would change should you repeat the experiment.

If you didn’t take part in the homebrew experiment, maybe this will encourage you to try it for yourself in the future – or even to visit your nearest brewery to see the science in practice.


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