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Beer Ingredients: Additives
Sometimes your brewing requires a little help in achieving the desired end result, a finished beer with the characteristics that you intended. There are a variety of additives that are available for the homebrewer, each useful for adjusting different aspects of the brewing process. Here is a brief introduction to some examples:
- Minerals are used to adjust the pH and hardness of the brewing water.
- Acids of various kinds can lower the water pH, add tartness, or prevent oxidation.
- Fermentation aids help the yeast achieve a healthy and sustained fermentation.
- Clarifying agents help haze-causing particles to settle out during fermentation.
- Conditioning aids help yeast to process the beer during aging.
- Heading agents help to create a finished beer with a full and lasting head.
So, if you are having trouble getting the brewing results you want, there are options that you can consider. Before using, understand the benefits and drawbacks, and the recommended dosage for your beer.