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Homebrew shops and craft breweries are two of our favorite places to hang out, explore what’s new, and talk to like-minded people. But what if the two could be combined? Turns out, there are a handful of homebrew shops that also operate craft breweries. We explore four of these unique hybrid models and share a clone recipe from each.

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Over the years the amount of time I can dedicate to brewing has drastically decreased. When I started homebrewing in college, I had nothing but free time. Then, becoming a single young

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The Queen's Mead

Bitten by the meadmaking bug during the pandemic, Paul Crowther set out to make a historic mead. Not just any mead steeped in history, but one said to have been enjoyed by Queen Elizabeth I and possibly created by ancient Celts who occupied Britain more than 1,000 years earlier. Learn about the history and techniques to create this mead yourself.

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A Very English Ale Revolution

New laws, increased infrastructure, and changing views in the latter half of the 19th century had an impact on nearly every facet of British culture, including beer. We review how this time in British history helped shape the English beer styles as we know them today.

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

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Brewing with Spanish Cedar

Different from oak, the most common wood used in brewing, Spanish cedar imparts citrus, spicy white pepper, and sandalwood flavors, with aromas similar to a cigar box. It doesn’t have the oak tannins that conflict with hops, making it a good wood option for hoppy beers.

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Brewing Gone Nuts

Get adventurous by going nuts with your homebrewing and you can end up with unique, flavorful beers. Plus: four “seedy” homebrew recipes.

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After a recipe is first conceptualized and then brewed is when the toughest work begins in perfecting that recipe. It (usually) doesn’t go from good to great on a second brew, but instead requires small tweaks from batch-to-batch. By changing one facet of a recipe each time it is brewed, that change can be analyzed, criticized, and lead to continual improvements.

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Starting your own barrel-aging program can be a daunting task. But for those dedicated to the cause, Denver Beer Co.’s Andy Parker has nine tips to get you going.

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Designing Your Own Beer Recipes

If you asked me to create a cake recipe from scratch, I would probably stare blindly at you for a few moments before giving up. Yes, I know you can make a

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Lemon Lime Gose

This recipe is our play on the traditional Gose and is a big hit with our customers every time it comes out in the summer.

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Black IPA 13.5 gallons/51 L, all-grainOG = 1.080 FG = 1.016IBU = 79 SRM = 41 ABV = 8.4 This is the gold medal recipe in the Specialty IPA category from the

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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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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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