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I jumped into this hobby brewing 10-gallon (38-L) batches. This was mostly out of necessity as a friend and I went in on it together and we didn’t see the point of

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Ask any aficionado or craft beer historian to name America’s most influential craft breweries and Allagash Brewing Company will be high on the list. This Portland, Maine craft brewing icon is celebrating

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Candy Cap Mushroom Imperial Stout (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain)OG = 1.084  FG = 1.021IBU = 60  SRM = 41  ABV = 8.2% Candy cap mushrooms impart a distinct flavor and aroma of

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Winter Warmers

People have many unique ways of keeping warm when the weather gets cold. Sitting by the fireplace, getting close to a special someone, or wearing three sweaters are just a few approaches

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

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Making Ice Cider

If you like making hard cider, you might enjoy making ice cider. Try fermenting this delicious dessert beverage that hails from the cool climate of Québec.

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When I started thinking about a return to homebrewing, after a nearly-15-year hiatus, I started my research diligently to see what has changed since I got out of the hobby for a

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Not boiling your wort then pitching with a traditional strain of yeast has been dubbed brewing a raw ale. The Wiz delves into questions surrounding this technique of brewing as well as hard seltzer nutrients and milling already crushed grains.

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Burnt? Acrid? Or just misunderstood? Learn the truth about how black malt is made and what it's good for. Plus: four clone recipes

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Mild ale was once the most popular brew in England. Recently, however, its popularity has hit rock bottom. Is it time for a comeback? Plus: Five mild 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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Be Bold, Get Cold!

Nothing can showcase a homebrewer’s skills better than a clean, crisp lager. Here’s our step-by-step guide to making a batch of the coolest beer around.

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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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