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My summer crush began in the warmest months of 2017, shortly after quitting my corporate job to work full-time for MoreBeer! I know, most love stories don’t start with a change of

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Brewer: Will Meyers, Cambridge Brewing Company in Cambridge, MA In the past, when pumpkin beers took over craft beer shelves each fall, it was an array of various approaches to the same

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Be sure you understand some of the basics to keeping your equipment properly cleaned and sanitized.

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A spice is typically defined as a dried part of a plant used to flavor, color, or provide preservative properties to food (or drink). In that regard, every beer you drink is

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Updated September 19, 2019 Homebrew News Breweries Offer Disaster Help Last year we covered Sierra Nevada’s disaster relief effort after several neighboring towns were destroyed by the Camp Fire. In September, Hurricane

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Your first thought on this term might be that this is the simplest form of brewing possible. Perhaps something like open the bag, sprinkle in fairy dust and drink the beer? But

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Bigger may or may not be better, but it’s a fact that high gravity beers don’t follow all the fermentation rules. Find out how to handle the big numbers.

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QMost water calculators I have used are based on water profiles of the cities where different beer styles are brewed. Wouldn’t it be a better way to show the water profiles of

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The Decoction Mash

Decoction mashing has both a mystic and feared quality to it. Purists imagine achieving perfection in the ultimate Bavarian or Bohemian lager. The more pragmatic of us fear the time-intensive triple decoction

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Rather than blending to taste at bottling, a solera relies on mixing beers of multiple ages together during aging. When a portion is removed for packaging, the volume is replaced with younger beer. The younger beer can be unfermented, fermented, or even soured. In this way, the solera slowly evolves.

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Homebrewers love recipes, especially those that have had success at homebrew competitions. With that in mind, BYO decided it was time to gather some best of show winning recipes and present them to our readers.

 

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There is a lot of conventional wisdom in the world of homebrewing. Some of it is good and obvious (always keep things clean and sanitized), while some of it is a little

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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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