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Brewing Belgian-Style Beers: Tips from the Pros
Make the most of your Belgian-style beers with expert advice from the brewers at Ommegang, Allagash and Boulevard.
Homebrew Burner Comparison
There are a handful of features that differentiate popular homebrew burners on the market today. We’ve put the most popular burner options side-by-side, so you can compare each and decide which is best to meet your needs.
Beyond the Barrel
Barrel-aged beers are wonderful, but barrels are also expensive, time-consuming, and take up a lot of space. With the wide array of oak alternatives available, they are also unnecessary. Explore the alternatives to barrels.
All About Brett
In 2012 Chad Yakobson of Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project in Denver, Colorado included me in an email chain of 20 Brettanomyces-and-bacteria-focused brewers. Chad’s hope was to get the group to agree
Turn Up the Heat
Most beer styles are about balance. This is not to say that all the flavor and aroma aspects of every beer style are in equilibrium, but that there is a balance to
Bottle Carbonation and Conditioning
Nothing in life is as uncomfortable as getting something right and then blowing it at the end. Losing at the finish line after running a great race. Dropping a piece of pizza
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Did you ever want to do something just because someone told you it couldn't be done? A comment at a homebrew club meeting sets a homebrewer on a quest to brew an all-grain beer over 20% alcohol by volume.
The Dark Secrets of StoutMEMBERS ONLY
To brew a great stout, you need to know your dark grains. From roasted barley and roasted malt to chocolate and Carafa malts, how to get the right flavor in your roasty brew. Plus: Guinness and Murphy's stouts cloned.
Extract brewing is not just a simplified form of all-grain brewing. It's a process that has its own set of challenges. Find out what these challenges are -- and how to master them -- without changing your whole brewing setup or spending a lot of extra time on brewday.
America’s favorite style of craft beer of late is pretty easy to name: IPA. Those three letters can sell almost anything, market analysis tells us year after year. Over time, the IPA