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Live Chat with Ashton lewis (2024)

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Watch the playback of BYO’s Live Video Chat with Ashton Lewis here.


Easy-Drinking Fermented Beverages

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Want to try a new type of fermentation? Here are three easy-drinking, low-ABV beverages that are perfect for the warming weather: Tepache, ginger beer, and kefir soda. They each rely on Lactobacillus and can be made with little effort and equipment.


Fermenting Under Pressure

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Fermenting under pressure allows for natural carbonation during fermentation and the ability to utilize CO2 to pressure transfer to kegs. However, arguably the most enticing benefit is the ester suppression and ability to make lager-style beers fermented at warmer temperatures in a fraction of the time. Learn more about pressure fermentation and how the resulting beers compare to traditional lager fermentations.


Pilsners of the World

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The Pilsner beer style began in the Czech city of Pilsen, but has been adopted and adjusted to consumer tastes worldwide since its origin. Get to know the modern Pilsners of the world, what makes them different, and how you can make each at home.


Understanding Mash Chemistry

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Changing the chemistry of the mash can play an important role in the outcome of the final beer. Learn how to make adjustments based on your water and grist.


Piney River Brewing Co.

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The Replicator visits the Ozarks to crack the code on using black walnuts in a beer. Learn about Piney River Brewing Co., built on the founders’ farm over a decade ago, and their Black Walnut wheat ale.


Hop Creep, Hop Utilization, and a Different Approach to Beer Judging

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Hop creep isn’t new, so why are we hearing so much more about it in recent years? Brewing scientists now believe it has to do with a push from brewers for hops to be kilned at lower temperatures to preserve aromatics. The Wizard also gets geeky about hop utilization and shares a different approach to beer competitions.


British Brown Ale

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British brown ale is open to a wide range of interpretations, however one constant is that the style is all about drinkability and balance. Learn more about its history, which at a time nearly went extinct, and how to brew your own version.


Yeast on Repeat

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There are many reasons homebrewers may want to reuse yeast, starting with cost savings. And there are also many ways to do it, from easy methods such as immediate reuse, to careful collection and storage. Learn more about how to get the most from your yeast, batch after batch.


How Nanos can Benefit from Test Results

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A quality control program is only as good as the accuracy of the equipment used. The process begins with calibrations and proper use, and then it’s up to you to catch problems as they begin to form and the batch can still be saved.


Tap Handle Mania

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Many homebrewers create unique bottle labels for each beer they brew. But if you keg your beers then a unique tap handle for each beer would be a lot better. That’s exactly what one homebrewer decided to do with just wood, a knife, paint, and some old Boy Scout training.


2024 Homebrew Father’s Day Gift Guide

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Nothing says “I love you” to a homebrewer quite like a homebrew-related gift. Say so this Father’s Day with the help of our Gift Guide.


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