For a paler version of this beer, you can substitute the 1 lb. (0.45 kg) of Munich malt with 0.5 lb. (0.23 kg) each of Munich and Vienna malt. Another way of “playing” with the brew’s color is to use Munich malts of different color ratings. Munich malts are available in colors between roughly 5 and 20 degrees Lovibond.
A homebrew recipe for this commercial Brown Ale out of Idaho.
Diamonds may be a girl's best friend, but wouldn't she rather get a six-pack? The glories of giving homebrew to friends.
Dirty, scummy, nasty hoses. Here's a slick clean-in-place pump for cleaning beer lines.
An in-depth look at the science behind creating those tiny bubbles.
A simple step-by-step introduction to all-grain brewing.
The wise one answers your homebrewing questions.
This month’s professional brewers dispense some sage advice on recipe formulation. From the basic task of learning your system to some very specific brewing formulae, these tips will take you beyond the standard brewer’s recipe-formulation software to creating your recipes by hand (with the help of basic algebra). It will also link the art to the science of brewing.
A homebrew recipe for this commercial British style ale out of Idaho.
There's something great about draft beer. Maybe it's the satisfaction of pulling a tap and filling your glass, or maybe it's the way a keg filled with homebrew says "I'm serious about beer!" Either way, at some point most hobbyists start thinking about buying a draft system and kegging their brew. Here's how to do it. Plus: a quick look at "mini-kegs" like the Party Pig and Tap-A-Draft.
Cascade works well with a West Coast Pale Ale. Fuggle should finish an English bitter. Galena or Cluster go great with porter. Here's a straightforward guide to picking the right hops for your favorite style of beer, plus a handy chart that gives homebrewers the straight dope on 63 hop varieties.
The convoluted tale of the traditional German festbier called Märzen-Oktoberfest-Vienna: The history behind its extra-long name, how to pick the most authentic ingredients, a trio of tried-and-true recipes, and step-by-step instructions for brewing this lip-smacking Bavarian style at home.