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Many brewers are first drawn to homebrewing for the creativity and experimentation involved, and one of the easiest ways to add a new dimension to an already-understood style of beer is adding

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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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Collectively we call it the trub, but generally the gunk that lands at the bottom of your brew kettle at the end of the day can be broken down into three distinct

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Corn and rice, oats and rye, brown sugar and more: Homebrewers can use adjuncts to add different flavors to beer and improve mouthfeel, head retention and clarity. A guide to adjuncts, plus recipes to help you understand these often-overlooked fermentables.

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Updated August 6, 2019 Homebrew News Photo courtesy of Lars Garshol. A traditional yeast starter (kveik) for Norwegian farmhouse ales. The yeast from the previous batch dries on the yeast ring and

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Like so many homebrewers, I started off several years ago by brewing 5-gallon (19-L) extract batches in my kitchen. When it was time to step up to all-grain brewing and 10-gallon (38-L)

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3 Ways to Wheat

  It’s easy to spot the wheat beer among the ambers and stouts on any taproom table: just look for the one with the soft, hazy glow in the palest shade of

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Q I have been trying to come up with an easy and cost-effective way to get good aeration in my fermentations. I recently came across a device called an Oxygen Concentrator, which

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Fall means apples, and apples mean hard cider. But don’t skip using hops, spices, and your favorite yeast strains!

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Learn how to make popular and traditional bock styles including helles, maibock, weizenbock, and dopplebock.

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America’s favorite style of craft beer of late is pretty easy to name: IPA. Those three letters can sell almost anything, market analysis tells us year after year. Over time, the IPA

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Looking to advance your brewing knowledge? Check out some of the following beer education programs to start your journey down the path to a higher education in beer brewing or the business

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I can’t seem to find any information that I feel like I can trust on the amount of priming sugar to use if I cold crash my homebrew. I have heard you need less priming sugar, but the calculations I’ve seen haven’t been reliable. Also some say not to worry and it might take a little longer to carbonate. This is probably the most confusing thing I have tried to get info on in almost two years of homebrewing. I don’t keg yet, which really makes it worse because it seems like most people offering knowledge do. I’m just scared of getting bottle bombs or 48 flat beers.

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