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Crystal clear beer should be the goal with most beer styles. To get there, homebrewers must understand the causes of haze, ways to minimize them in the first place, and how to clear them up when they do exist.

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Catharina Sour

Catharina sour — the fruited sour beer style that originated in Brazil — has continued to evolve and catch the attention of brewers across the world since hitting the international national stage just a few years ago. Learn to brew your own Catharina sour in time for summer with standard kettle-souring techniques and a whole lot of fresh fruit.


Ever considered making your homebrewing hobby a career? Starting a nanobrewery is a popular trend that markets to a hyper-local niche. Before making the leap, consider these 10 keys to success.

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A Tale of Two Historic Porters

I have recently been a part of brewing two historic porters on a commercial scale. The first was a re-creation of a specific historical brew at Brewport Brewing Co. in Bridgeport, Connecticut. The


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Beer attenuation and finishing gravity is closely related to yeast and different strains but there are many ways for brewers to control it.


Join Brew Your Own Magazine’s Technical Editor Ashton Lewis as he shows you how to properly evaluate malt before you use it in your next batch of beer.

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Running Yeast Trials: Tips From the Pros

Yeast trials often are testing one variable at a time to find out how these differences in fermentation can impact the final beer. Learn from two experts well-versed on the topic.

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Heat Shield: Retain that wasted energy

An engineer sat down to create the ideal heat shield to make best use of his newly designed kettle burner stand, maximizing the heat from his propane burner.

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Pairing Food by Beer Style

Photos c/o Voyageur Press, an imprint of Quarto Publishing Group Style guidelines exist to give beer lovers a methodology to describe, compare, and contrast different beers in existing categories. Are guidelines needed


The coriander in this Gose provides a beautiful lemon-lime citrusy flavor that only adds to the refreshing qualities of this session beer.

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Drool Page

Featuring some of the latest drool worthy features found in our Homebrew Nation section of BYO. Homebrew Drool Setup — JR Renna • Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania Many of us have fun names


Ask Mr. Wizard

I am making the switch to all-grain and got curious about the pH of our well water here. So I got some strips from my local shop just to get a rough idea of our water pH. Well it came in at about 4.6. A friend came by with some buffer (his pH tester was on the fritz) and sure enough the strips did not lie. So how and what do I use to get the water up where I need it? Just about everything I read is about adjusting down, not up.


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Welcome to the Brew Your Own Community

Hi! I'm Brad, Publisher of Brew Your Own. Our mission is to deliver well-researched homebrewing information in a clear way to help people pursue their passion for making great beer at home. We try to be informative without being intimidating. This is, after all, a hobby not a job. So, we give you scientifically-sound information in an entertaining format that never loses sight of the how-to mission we have. We want to give you the skills to craft great beer at home. That's why we not only publish proven recipes, but we also write about common brewing problems (Ask Mr. Wizard) and provide you with information, tips, DIY projects, and techniques so you can make your own world-class beer. For over two decades Brew Your Own magazine has earned the respect of homebrewers worldwide with our mix of how-to content in the hobby's largest paid circulation publication. Digital members now have access to thousands of these tested and reviewed recipes, techniques, and projects and complete access to recent and current issues of Brew Your Own magazine as well as our Special Issue library. The majority of this updated homebrewing content is being released digitally here for the first time to our digital members. I don't think you'll find homebrewing content of this quality and authority anywhere else online. We'd love to have you join us as a member!

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