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Seasonal drinking traditions are a really interesting subject to delve into, as holiday parties and family gatherings often open people up to new beverages that aren’t available or of interest during other

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10 Classic Clones

Now you can make your own recreations of Anchor Steam, Fuller’s ESB, Guinness Draught, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Orval Trappist Ale, Duvel, Paulaner Hefe-Weizen, Pilsner Urquell, Celebrator and Warsteiner Premium Varum. There

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Brewers often commit that five-step sequence to muscle memory. After all, a strict routine is vital in maintaining a high level of control over the countless variables affecting the beermaking process and

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The what of this process is simple . . . add sugar to sweeten up your alcoholic beverage. It can be any type: Beer, cider, mead, or even wine. We have a

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Updated November 21, 2019 Homebrew News 2019 North American Hop Harvest As the 2019 Northern American hop pellets hit the marketplace, we thought folks should know how the harvest fared. According to

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Beer Brunch

Pumpkin pie, turkey with all the fixings or a glazed ham, cold evenings by the fire with wool blankets, gingerbread cookies, and winter ale. There are so many lovely things about fall

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OG, FG, IBUs and SRM will vary.  Before the use of hops in beer, European beers were often flavored with gruit (rhymes with fruit). Gruit is a blend of herbs and spices,

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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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Water continues to be one of the leading topics homebrewers want to learn about. Get some high-level pointers from the man who literally co-authored the book on the topic.

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Dale Katechis needed a plan. It was 1999, and Oskar Blues Grill & Brew, the cajun-style joint he’d founded two years earlier in tiny Lyons, Colorado, was struggling to bring in customers.

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We explore three techniques for adding hops to some of your favorite sour styles. Plus: 3 hoppy sour beer recipes.

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A Guide to Lautering

Considering how important it is to the brewing process, lautering (also known as sparging) doesn’t get much respect. Many brewers see it as simply the process of rinsing grains. They give it

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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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