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Hop Shelf Life, Keg-Conditioning Beer and Planning a Nano’s Cellar

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A reader is interested to know about the ageability of well stored hops and whether buying last year’s, discounted hops may be a sound investment. Also learn about what makes recently brewed beer, green beer and a nano’s cellar plans.


Iced Warsaw Porter

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A reader from Poland tells the tale of getting inspired to ice his Warsaw Baltic porter during one particularly cold winter stretch.


Improve Quality and Consistency

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To brew great beer you need to start with a good recipe, know how to evaluate your beers, and then understand the cause and effect of each ingredient and technique so you can improve the beer the next time you go to brew it.


The Role of pH in Brewing

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pH plays a role in every step of the brewing process — from the time you mash in, all the way through to the final beer that fills the glass. Take a closer look at pH throughout the brewing process.

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Home Malting

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Malting barley at home may sound like a lot of work, but it’s actually pretty easy and doesn’t require much equipment you don’t already own. Once you have the malting process down, you may want to even grow your own barley. Jon Stika walks readers through the steps.

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For Whom the Bell’s Pours

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From modest homebrews to one of the most iconic craft breweries in North America, Bell’s has grown tremendously while staying true to its roots over the last three decades. Learn about the history, beers, and brewing techniques from Bell’s. Plus: 5 Bell’s clone recipes.

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Brut IPA

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Brut IPA is the latest beer style to explode onto the craft beer scene. Learn about the bone dry IPA from a homebrewer and three pros, including the brewer who developed the hot new style. Plus: 4 brut IPA recipes.

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Girl Power

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Homebrewing — and brewing in general — has long been an activity dominated by men. But that is slowly starting to change as initiatives from clubs and homebrew shop owners are beginning to bring some balance to a hobby that should be enjoyed by all.

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Recipe Design Ethos

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Homebrewers and craft brewers often have slightly different goals when it comes to recipe design. But craft brewers have been taking cues from homebrewers on ways to improve, so too should homebrewers take cues from craft brewers.

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Bottle Carbonation and Conditioning

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Nothing in life is as uncomfortable as getting something right and then blowing it at the end. Losing at the finish line after running a great race. Dropping a piece of pizza

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Oatmeal Stout: A beer once considered a health food

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Oatmeal stout may no longer be touted as a healthy beverage, but it can still be a very tasty one. Explore the history, sensory profile, and how to create your own rendition.

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Spicing Up Beer: Tips From the Pros

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Spiced beer can be a thing of beauty when done well; but brewers need judicious additions and well-married flavors. We sit down with two professional brewers who know what it takes to make a concept beer turn into reality.

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