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IBU calculators most often used by brewers were developed prior to the popularity of adding massive hop additions after the boil. As brewing techniques evolve, the way we measure IBUs should too. A new model, dubbed SMPH, accounts for factors that have previously been overlooked, including separating isomerized alpha acids from auxiliary bittering compounds.

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Rice, Rice, Baby

Craft sake producers have helped grow the popularity of the ancient Japanese rice beverage across North America in recent years. Making this unique beverage is a really fun project homebrewers can embrace. Learn the basic ingredients and steps to make sake at home.

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Brewing Balanced DIPAs: Tips from the Pros

Double IPAs are big, bold beers, but they also require balance and a careful touch. Get tips for brewing DIPAs from three pros churning out award-winning hop bombs.

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The Red Ledge Brewers are a small but potent homebrew club in mid-Michigan. With roughly 20–25 active members, they have turned out a dozen professional brewers in the 25 years since their founding. Learn what they attribute it to

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10 Summer Extract Recipes

Summer is a time to brew lighter, more refreshing beers. Fortunately, there’s no shortage of styles that fit the bill. From 10 homebrew retailers, we share 10 easy-drinking and easy-to-brew summer beer recipes.

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Anchor Brewing Clone Recipes & Tips

The genesis of the modern craft beer movement can be traced back to a single moment in time. Legend has it that in San Francisco, California in 1965 Fritz Maytag was enjoying

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Pouring a beer with a perfect head of foam from your draft system is a thing of beauty, but without proper maintenance the experience can be spoiled. Keep things from going off

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Brewing indoors has long been the goal for many, but when brewing larger batches a proper ventilation system is key. One homebrewer decided to go all-in crafting a hood vent from Sanke kegs that he cut in half and riveted together.

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Cameron Johnson, explores three different business models that breweries looking to get into the small-scale professional side can take.

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Nicht-boil Berliner

A mash hop recipe. This recipe is inspired by Michael Tonsmeire's modern take on the no-boil method. Make sure to keep your IBUs extremely low (<5 IBUs) to insure that the Lactobacillus will not be inhibited.

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Beer Meets Meat

All across America, clouds of smoke are rising from backyards, patios and balconies. When you’re close enough to hear the sizzle, you’ll recognize the work of ardent grill cooks. “Ardent” isn’t too

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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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