The science of alcohol
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4 Your homebrew experiment

If you have set up your homebrew in Week 1 of the course then now would be a good time to reflect on what you did. Regardless of what particular homebrewing kit you used, your homebrew experiment will still be illustrating the fundamental principles of brewing. So for example, you will have added a particular yeast in order to initiate the fermentation, a particular hops to obtain the desired flavour and so on. It would also be worth double checking the instructions for your own homebrew kit – although 8 weeks is a standard timeframe for homebrewing, there are some kits on the market which produce the finished beer in a shorter timescale than this.


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