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The Dark Side of Lager

From Germany and the Czech Republic, to the Baltics and North America, dark lager styles are seeing growing popularity among craft brewers and homebrewers alike. The styles are all different, but also share commonalities in how they are created. Get tips for brewing your own crisp dark lager this winter.

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The end result is beer, but there are many ways to get there. There are pros and cons to brewing with malt extract, brewing all-grain batches, or falling somewhere in-between. We break down the basics of these approaches so prospective homebrewers and those new to the hobby can better understand the basics and decide which method fits their goals.

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I learned early on in this hobby that I needed to find a way to homebrew more beer without taking time away from other areas of life. I adopted a technique that

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Dark and roasty, with a healthy amount of hop bitterness, American stouts are as delicious as they are easy to brew.

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

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Brewing All-Brett IPA

Beer historian Ron Pattinson, of the blog Shut Up About Barclay Perkins, is famous for writing about the longevity of ideas in the brewing community. His research provides some necessary grounding to

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By understanding the causes of stuck fermentations and how to avoid them, you should never get stuck again.

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Cask Ale: Tips from Pros

Cask ale, also called “real ale,” is naturally carbonated through a secondary ferment in the barrel. The beer is not filtered or pasteurized and is dispensed without the use of gas. We’ve

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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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Bell's Brewery

It’s winter warmer season and Bell’s Brewery put out a one-off last year called Song of the Open Road. One reader considered it the best winter warmer he’s ever tasted. The Replicator talked to Bell’s about crafting a rendition at home.

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Single Varietal Mead Making

In its simplest form mead is a fermented beverage made from honey and water. The key to making fantastic meads is your honey, so don’t think of honey as a generic ingredient

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Baking with Beer: Homebrewed Desserts

Barley and wheat have been around since the beginning of our civilization. These two grains are the building blocks for our society as we know it. Yet these grains are used and

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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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