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When it comes to chocolate flavored beers, adding cocoa products may not be necessary but certainly can greatly enhance the final beer. But the intricacies of what, when, and how you should add the cocoa is often a debated topic in the brewing world. We decided to delve into the nitty-gritty with three professionals highly versed in what it takes to get the best when combining cocoa and beer.
Grain mills all serve the same general purpose, but each rely on unique features and materials to get the job done. We compare 10 homebrew mills on the market so you can find the mill that best suits your needs.
Last September I published an article in BYO on troubleshooting off-flavors, where I covered about half of the flavor faults that can occur in beer. In this article I’m going to cover
Often, the beer we enjoy shifts with the change in seasons. The winter brings rich beers such as stouts, porters, winter warmers, and bocks. As the weather warms, the beers often lighten
The foundation grains that beers are built upon.
It is time to try your first bottle of that (hopefully) great beer you have just brewed. You pop the cap, nice hiss, good carbonation. You pour your beer and admire its
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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