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With hundreds of entries submitted into BYO’s 26th annual Homebrew Label Contest, we did the hard work and whittled them down to choose our favorites.

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Smoothie Sours

Like a fruited Berliner weisse on steroids, smoothie sours are loaded with fruits, adjuncts, and over-the-top flavor. They have become some of the most sought-after beers being produced today, and are among the most fun beer styles to brew. With ingredients such as soft-serve ice cream mix, marshmallows, graham crackers, and cheesecake mix paired with your favorite fruits and Lactobacillus to provide a balancing sourness, get ready for the new dessert in a glass.

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A popular pastime with homebrewers is trying to replicate their favorite, commercially-available beers . . . cloning a beer. Get some pointers on a cloning a favorite beer.

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Join one homebrewer as he tastes and brew-hops his way on a four-month trip around the world.

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

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This holiday season give the gift of beer! Check out all of the great beer gear on the next few pages for some gift ideas for friends and family or make your own homebrew holiday wishlist…

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Brewer: Scott Smith, East End Brewing Company in Pittsburgh, PA Beers with smoked malts aren’t for everyone. Or, possibly, not everyone has had the right style of smoked beer? As with any

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Fall Lagers

Winds of change are in the air and the time has come to start brewing fall-time lagers. Denny and Drew offer their best tips and techniques to craft a fine lager to enjoy as the leaves fall.

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To be honest with you, at first I didn’t have much interest in kveik, the strains of indigenous symbiotic yeast culture from Norway that seem to ferment at warp speed and at

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I built this bottle washer to help out with the huge task of bottling in my homebrewery (and also for my home winemaking efforts). As any homebrewer can agree, anything that can

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Brew-in-a-bag (BIAB) is the easiest and most economical way for an extract brewer to step-up into all-grain brewing. What makes this method (which was made popular by Australian homebrewers) unique is that

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About twelve years ago, I first met Sierra Nevada Brewing Company Founder Ken Grossman at the Northern California Homebrew Festival in Napa, California. Ken was the keynote speaker. His talk began with

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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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