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IBU – INTERNATIONAL BITTERNESS UNITS SCALE

Simply put, the IBU is a measurement of how bitter your beer is.  

If we want to get a little more technical, it is the chemical measurement of the number of bittering compounds present in the beer and is measured in parts per million of Isohumulone. 

And since you’re such a smarty pants, here’s the IBU formula so you can just calculate it yourself.

Typically, a higher IBU indicates a more bitter tasting beer but this is not always the case because bitterness and taste is based on each person’s perception. Just like with spicy foods, what may be bitter to you may not be as bitter to someone else! 

There’s nothing wrong with trying new things so take a walk on the wild side discover your IBU comfort zone!

ABV – Alcohol by Volume

ABV is the standard measurement for determining the alcohol content of beer, wine, and spirits.

The ABV is perhaps the most important things to consider when choosing your beverage as the higher the ABV, the higher the beer.

Typically, a light beer indicates a lower ABV and beers on the heavier side will have a higher AVB.

ABV = ((( OG – FG) / (OG-1)/FG)/0.79

 When determining the ABV, we consider the FG andOG to understand how much of the original sugars were fermented into alcohol

GRAVITY

Gravity?! What is this? Was our midterm today?! I didn’t study!! Where are my pants and WHY is Jeff Goldblum my professor??

Yes, gravity. While we may seem a bit spaced out, our beer brings us down to earth.

Gravity is the measurement of the fermentable and unfermentable substances in a beer wort (the liquid extracted from the mashing stage of the brewing process), taken at the beginning and end of the brewing process to determine the strength of the beer.

Gravity is a measurement of how dense the liquid is vs pure water. The denser the liquid, the more dissolved solids

OG – ORIGINAL GRAVITY

Original gravity is the measurement of the fermentable and unfermented substances in the beer before it has undergone fermentation. OG gives us a method to our madness and gives us an idea of our beer’s potential alcohol content.

FG – FINAL GRAVITY

After fermentation, the FG (Final Gravity) is measured and compared to the OG to determine the exact strength of the beer. During fermentation, the yeasts consume fermentable sugars in the wort and produce equal parts co2 and ethanol (AKA alcohol).

Higher gravity = more fermentable sugars = more alcohol.

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