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Chocolate Clones

We’ve collected chocolate beer clone recipes from six of our favorite breweries. Together, they show just how different chocolate beer recipes can be.

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When your neighborhood pub stops serving your favorite English bitter, what can you do? Make your own, of course. Homebrewers thrive on the challenge of recreating the round malts and bracing hops

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New England IPA: The juicy, hazy, and aromatically hoppy beer that is all the rave among craft beer lovers.

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There are not many breweries on this planet that evoke more reverence than Brasserie d’Orval. The  Trappist brewery in the south of Belgium, just a few scant miles from the French border,

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According to our annual reader study, meads are the third most popular beverage to ferment after beer and cider. Dive into the greater world of these fermented honey beverages.

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A Beer Named Sous

Culinary students in a homebrewing club make beer using the sous vide cooking method.

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Bring on the Heat!

An outdoor cooker may be the best investment you'll ever make. So get the basics on gas burners and get out of the kitchen.

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Ahh, Bitburger. It’s a long-time favorite of U.S. servicemen stationed in Germany. This beer is made in the town of Bitburg in the Eifel Lake region of Germany’s Rhineland. Bright gold in color, with a flashy carbonation and lasting pearly-white head, “Bit” is a classic northern German and Scandinavian style pilsner. All-malt Bitburger uses a proprietary yeast strain that gives the beer a super-clean finish.

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Brewing Award-Winning Winter Seasonal Beers

What makes a winter seasonal beer? For competition purposes, the most important thing to note is that winter seasonal beer is part of the spiced beer style category. This means that the

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Brewing Sugars: Finding your sugary zen

Adding sugar to beer has been a bit of a pariah in the brewing world thanks to homebrew lore of old. It’s time to set the record straight on this brewing adjunct and put it back in its rightful place in our brewing kettles and fermenters.

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“Oh there’s no place like home for the holidays…” Good old Perry Como had it right — especially if you are enjoying and cooking with homebrew. The holidays are the perfect time

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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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