Beer Style: Specialty Beer Family

Jolly Rancher Apple Lambic

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Jolly Rancher Apple lambic is a dry, sour beer with the flavor and aroma of Granny Smith apples coming from Jolly Rancher hard candies. This latest version of the recipe is based on the results of three brewings. For best results, let the beer age warm for at least three months.


Make Your Beer Burn: Bring the Heat of Hot Peppers to Your Brewing

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Find out how to add the heat of hot peppers to your homebrew and which styles of beer go best with the burn. Everything you need to know how to brew your own caliente.


Lambic Brewing

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Take some wort contaminated with all sorts of microbes, let it “rot” for years and what do you get? One of the most interesting and unique styles of beer on the planet. Find out how to brew this sensational sour beer from Belgium.


Homebrewing with Fruit: Tips from the Pros

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Summer is a great time to brew a fruit beer and our two professional brewers will help make sure your next one isn’t the pits.


Brewing with Potatoes

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Both corn and rice are used as starchy adjuncts by brewers worldwide. These adjuncts boost the strength of a beer without increasing its body. Corn and rice also dilute the protein content of wort. As adventurous homebrewers, there is another common starchy food we can use as an adjunct — potatoes.

 


8 Big Novelty Beers of the Dixie Cup

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Every year, the Foam Rangers host the Dixie Cup homebrew competition. And every year, there is a special novelty beer category that challenges brewers to think outside the carboy. Here are some of the winners.


Sweetgrass Ale

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En lieu of dry hops, try adding sweetgrass to make a unique beer with a vanilla-like essence.


Making Big Holiday Beers

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It’s the time of year for holiday beers! Many of these heavyweight winter seasonals are high-alcohol brews — monster beers that are big, malty and have a bite. You don’t have to be a mad scientist to make one, but brewing a high-gravity beer involves much more than piling on the malt. Your guide to brewing huge holiday beers, complete with eight recipes.


Brewing with Coffee

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Give your beer a jolt! Tips, techniques and advice on adding gourmet java to your next batch of homebrew, plus three energizing recipes: Coffee Imperial Stout, Double Chocolate Expresso Stout and Mudhouse Stout.


Lammin Sahti

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The traditional Finnish drink made with malted and unmalted grains along with Juniper as the flavoring contribution. The juniper branches traditionally doubled as a filter screen to help separate out the grains from the sweet wort.


Sahti and Jalkijuoma

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Sahti was made by women across Scandinavia, where the first brew-running called tupulisahti (strong sahti) was given to the men in the village, while the weaker second brew-running jälkijuoma (“nosedrop” sahti) was for the women of the village.


Fruit Brewing Techniques

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How to make a berry good beer.


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