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Pumpkin beers get a bad rap nowadays. I think it’s a natural backlash to over-exposure, since they went from a highly-anticipated fall seasonal beer to a faddish trend about ten years ago.


There has been tremendous growth in the popularity of electric all-in-one countertop homebrew systems in recent years. With more than 20 systems now available, we thought it was time to put together a comparison of the features each has to make choosing a system easier for those in the market.


Learn many of the basic concepts behind the task of forced carbonation.


The cooling air, the colors creeping into the foliage... these are all signs that cider season is here. With your knowledge of brewing and current equipment, you can also make great cider. An award-winning cidermaker guides you through the field of options to consider when making this beverage.


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In the brewing world, everything typically starts off with a beer. So, you and your homebrew buddies sit around sampling the latest from your cellar, and the words start flying: “This is


With just four breweries producing beer for 80,000 residents, Isle of Man in the North Sea is an offshoot in United Kingdom beer culture. It now finds itself at a point where new-age beers and historic styles live side-by-side. Learn about the brewing culture and techniques, plus 3 Isle of Man clone recipes.


Avoid Brewer's Block

When you’ve been brewing for long enough, a time eventually comes when desire to create a new recipe is high but imagination is low. When that happens, you can often find inspiration from nature, new products, or experimentation.


Open fermentation is something that is espoused for many styles to develop their expressive character. Denny and Drew explain the process and why you may want to give it a try along with a favorite recipe of theirs.


Fall in New England conjures up images of brilliant orange and red foliage, arts and crafts fairs, and anticipation of the first frost. While most homebrewers are starting to think about pumpkin


Big and malty (and not so hoppy), Scottish ale isn’t your typical ale. In this issue, three US brewers offer some advice for brewing the best Scottish ale possible.



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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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