Beer Style: Specialty Beer Family

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.


Brewing Smoked Beers: Tips from the Pros

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Expert advice on brewing smoked beers and smoking your malt at home.


Brewing with Fruit

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How to pick the right fruit for your summer brew.


Market Street’s Vanilla Creme Ale clone

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Homebrew rendition of this vanilla-flavored ale from Nashville, Tennessee’s Market Street Pub.


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