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Far out in the North Sea between England, Ireland, and Scotland is a pristine and unique island. Tiny — just 50 kilometers by 20 kilometers (32.5 x 13.5 miles) — it was


Stone Brewing Co.’s Imperial Russian Stout clone (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain) OG = 1.096 FG = 1.020 IBU = 65 SRM = 63 ABV = 10.7% Ingredients 16.5 lbs. (7.5 kg) 2-row pale


It’s a mash tun . . . and a brew kettle? Using the brew-in-a-bag method of Australian homebrewers, one vessel can serve both purposes. A large bag is draped over the vessel


A spice is typically defined as a dried part of a plant used to flavor, color, or provide preservative properties to food (or drink). In that regard, every beer you drink is


There are a handful of features that differentiate popular homebrew burners on the market today. We’ve put the most popular burner options side-by-side, so you can compare each and decide which is


Munich Dunkel (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain) OG = 1.049 FG = 1.012 IBU = 21 SRM = 20  ABV = 4.9% Ingredients 10 lbs. (4.5 kg) Weyermann dark Munich malt (9 °L)


In the last 15 years, American sour beer has grown from experiments tucked away in the sheds or corners of a handful of breweries, to dedicated producers and year-round offerings from the


In this installment, we’ll discuss the intricacies of hops and learn some of the key components that every homebrewer should understand in order to “talk hop shop.” Hop Anatomy Hop cones are


None of the classic sour beer styles leave much room for hop character. In the opening remarks for the European sour ale category, the 2015 BJCP Guidelines suggest: “Most have low bitterness,


Dear Replicator, Last month, my family and I went on our yearly get together with two of my old high school classmates and their families — usually somewhere with fun things for


  There is a tendency for some homebrewers to go big. Their enthusiasm for the hobby drives these brewers to build bigger systems that more resemble craft breweries than the kitchen-based efforts


A homebrewer shares pictures and plans for his modular RIMS brewing system, which uses a stainless steel work table as a base. Already a member? Log In


Ask Mr. Wizard

Could you give some tips or advice on how to best calculate the final gravity of a beer? I often nail the original gravity (OG) down by knowing my system efficiency, but occasionally I am let down by my final gravity differing from brewing software predictions.

Calculating a beer’s final gravity, balancing draft systems. Already a member? Log In

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