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Advanced Dry Hopping
Understanding hop science and high-level dry hopping techniques allow you to lock in all that hop aroma.
10 Classic Clones
Now you can make your own recreations of Anchor Steam, Fuller’s ESB, Guinness Draught, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Orval Trappist Ale, Duvel, Paulaner Hefe-Weizen, Pilsner Urquell, Celebrator and Warsteiner Premium Varum. There
Outside of bittering additions, adding hops during the boil is inefficient as many of the essential oils and positive attributes being sought are lost to heat. Instead, save those hops for whirlpooling or dry hopping.
A Guide to Brewing Honey Beers
Honey is a powerful tool that we brewers can utilize in our quest to make tasty beers. While honey additions have traditionally been associated with certain styles (brown ale, porter, holiday ale,
Like many people, when I was new to craft beer I favored beers that had a maltier balance, ones that were not so bitter. At that time, a homebrew shop owner told
It has been known as blown, porter and snap malt, but homebrewers know it as brown malt, if they know it at all. Its mellow roast character, cheeky bitterness and acrid finish has warmed the cockles of many an Englishman over the centuries. It was once a malt of choice for many dark brews, especially porters and stouts. However, improvements in malting technology — including the development of pale base malts with better yields and dark specialty malts with more color — led to its decline. And it almost faded into brewing history. Almost. Today, a few maltsters — including Crisp, Thomas Fawcett and Sons, Hugh Baird and Beeston — produce brown malt and many homebrewers are discovering what made this lightly-roasted malt so popular in the past. Brown malt is back.
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Did you ever want to do something just because someone told you it couldn't be done? A comment at a homebrew club meeting sets a homebrewer on a quest to brew an all-grain beer over 20% alcohol by volume.
The Dark Secrets of StoutMEMBERS ONLY
To brew a great stout, you need to know your dark grains. From roasted barley and roasted malt to chocolate and Carafa malts, how to get the right flavor in your roasty brew. Plus: Guinness and Murphy's stouts cloned.
Extract brewing is not just a simplified form of all-grain brewing. It's a process that has its own set of challenges. Find out what these challenges are -- and how to master them -- without changing your whole brewing setup or spending a lot of extra time on brewday.
America’s favorite style of craft beer of late is pretty easy to name: IPA. Those three letters can sell almost anything, market analysis tells us year after year. Over time, the IPA