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Barleywine is beer, not wine. Beyond that, the definition can get a bit fuzzy. One thing’s for sure, however, and that’s that it takes some skill to brew a good one. Learn how to handle all that malt and get the proper amount of attenuation in your own barleywine. Plus: three big recipes.

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For Whom the Bell's Pours

From modest homebrews to one of the most iconic craft breweries in North America, Bell’s has grown tremendously while staying true to its roots over the last three decades. Learn about the history, beers, and brewing techniques from Bell’s. Plus: 5 Bell’s clone recipes.

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Learn the basics of the various ways brewers in this era can produce sour beers, from traditional to modern.

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Confessions of a Breakfast Cereal Brewer

If you asked me “Why brew with Grape-nuts?” I might answer: “Why not?” More important, when rearranged the letters in “Grape-nuts,” spell “sparge-tun.” But I would probably think a bit longer and

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Get the latest homebrewing and beer related news, products, and upcoming events.

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We all love fermented beverages, but fermented foods are another hobby that can bring a lot of enjoyment (and rewarding deliciousness when done). As homebrewers, we likely have the equipment and most of the knowledge to jump right in.

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A Scottish Brewing Revolution

I’m kind of a wee guy,” says Chris Lewis, from behind a table in a carpeted function suite in Aberdeen, Scotland. “And I always thought that I should have something to rely

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A flavorful beer led by chocolate with notes of raspberry supporting. The beer drinks like a chocolate raspberry dessert while retaining all the character and drinkability of a traditional milk stout.

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Build a Draft Tower

Build your own draft tower from PVC piping for a fraction of the price of a new one. This project is quick and easy, yet still looks great and works perfectly.

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Once your brewhouse sizing is determined, the next big decision a brewery-in-planning needs to figure out is their cellar capacity. Take a peek down this rabbit hole as well as considerations for expansion

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A Taste of the Season

Brewing with fruit can add amazing depth, flavor, and aroma to your beer, but fruits also present significant challenges. Selecting the correct fruit, understanding its fermented flavor profile, the practical considerations of

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Hop heads can take a break from drinking IPAs as more and more cidermakers are adding hops to their beverages.

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Ask Mr. Wizard

When substituting bittering hops, how important are the hop characteristics? It would seem that the boiling of the hops destroys most everything except the desired bitterness. Also, the hop substitution guide lists Northern Brewer as a substitute for Perle but not the reverse. Can you clarify this for me?

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Hi! I'm Brad, Publisher of Brew Your Own. Our mission is to deliver well-researched homebrewing information in a clear way to help people pursue their passion for making great beer at home. We try to be informative without being intimidating. This is, after all, a hobby not a job. So, we give you scientifically-sound information in an entertaining format that never loses sight of the how-to mission we have. We want to give you the skills to craft great beer at home. That's why we not only publish proven recipes, but we also write about common brewing problems (Ask Mr. Wizard) and provide you with information, tips, DIY projects, and techniques so you can make your own world-class beer. For over two decades Brew Your Own magazine has earned the respect of homebrewers worldwide with our mix of how-to content in the hobby's largest paid circulation publication. Digital members now have access to thousands of these tested and reviewed recipes, techniques, and projects and complete access to recent and current issues of Brew Your Own magazine as well as our Special Issue library. The majority of this updated homebrewing content is being released digitally here for the first time to our digital members. I don't think you'll find homebrewing content of this quality and authority anywhere else online. We'd love to have you join us as a member!

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