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10 Classic Clones

Now you can make your own recreations of Anchor Steam, Fuller’s ESB, Guinness Draught, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Orval Trappist Ale, Duvel, Paulaner Hefe-Weizen, Pilsner Urquell, Celebrator and Warsteiner Premium Varum. There

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Tafelbier

Tafelbier (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain) OG = 1.024   FG = 1.007 IBU = 6   SRM = 10   ABV = 2.2% Similar to Trappist single, Tafelbier is a low-gravity session

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My favorite beer I’ve ever brewed was my first attempt at a Pliny the Elder clone. I used the recipe from the September 2004 issue of Brew Your Own. I remember thinking

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I’ve been brewing ales for a while and want to try my hand at a few lager recipes I’ve created. If I were to do my primary fermentation at 50 °F (10 °C), and my secondary at 45 °F (7 °C), would I have to let the beer warm to room temperature to bottle with priming sugar? I know ale yeast goes dormant in the fridge at low temperatures, but lager yeast thrives in those conditions. So I am not sure if the bottles would carbonate at a temperature range between 40–50 °F (4–10 °C)?

Since you are new to brewing lagers, I would focus 100% of my attention to primary fermentation and how the yeast behaves when fermented at cooler temperatures. Ale brewers are accustomed to

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