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Chicha beer is a modern interpretation of the historical chicha drink from the Andean region of South America that respects tradition by using elements of the historical style with modern methods and ingredients. This reimagined style is open to interpretation, but is most often brewed with corn and other ingredients native to Latin America, has a slight sourness, skips the hops, and should be drank fresh. Learn more about this rustic style and how to brew your own chicha beer.

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Mild By Name, Mild By Nature

English mild has been around for hundreds of years, yet it can still be a difficult style to put a finger on. That may be due to no single characteristic jumping out of the glass or the fact it has undergone numerous iterations throughout history. An Englishman explains why those beyond the U.K. should be taking a closer look at the humble mild. Plus: Four mild clone recipes from the U.K.

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Brewing high-quality, low- and non-alcoholic beers has proven to be a huge challenge for brewers. Here is an approach to brewing a full-flavored beer with below 0.5% ABV.

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Brewing with Apples

Just as cooking with fresh seasonal produce enhances the flavors in food, the same is true of beer. Freshly harvested plants, from peaches to pecans, are leaps and bounds more flavorful and

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

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Cleaning Your Kegs

Kegs make homebrewing easy. But, what if your new "Corny" keg is also a cruddy keg? How to maintain and recondition the "big bottle."

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Pumpkin beers get a bad rap nowadays. I think it’s a natural backlash to over-exposure, since they went from a highly-anticipated fall seasonal beer to a faddish trend about ten years ago.

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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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Build a Barrel Coolship Fermenter

Open fermentation can yield some amazing flavors, but requires the brewer to pay special attention to temperature, cleanliness, and fermenter shape. Some professional breweries cool their wort in vessels called coolships. Coolships

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Lautering for All-Grain Brewers

There is more to lautering than just rinsing grains with water. You need to consider the design of the mash and lauter system, grain crush, temperature, sparge volume, lauter flow, pH, and more. Take a closer look at ways to maximize the efficiency of your lauter.

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Brewing with Rye: Tips from the Pros

Rye adds a unique flavor to beers while also increasing head retention and adding a fuller mouthfeel. Get tips on brewing three different styles with rye from three pros.

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Last September I published an article in BYO on troubleshooting off-flavors, where I covered about half of the flavor faults that can occur in beer. In this article I’m going to cover

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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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