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Vienna lager was one of the earliest styles created with paler malts in the early 1840s, however by 1900 it was nearly extinct. Learn the history, ingredients, and brewing techniques for the


Vin Blanc IPA (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain) OG = 1.064  FG = 1.014 IBU = 58  SRM = 5  ABV = 6.4% Ingredients 9 lbs. (4.1 kg) Pure Idaho Pilsner malt 3



It’s arguably the most famous holiday beer in the world – Samichlaus. Learn from homebrewers who have made it how to clone this Christmas classic. Already a member? Log In


We have a love affair with the barrel. For thousands of years people have used barrels for a practical means of transferring and storing goods. Only within the last couple of centuries


Beer and Cheese

A glass of good beer, a chunk of fine cheese….it’s the ultimate pub-food partnership. Here’s a complete guide to pairing beer and cheese, from throwing a tasting party for your friends to


Yeast are a keystone piece in the development of our beers. Provide them with proper room and board, treat them with respect, and these microbes will work miracles. Learn from two masters


Brewing beer is all about working with sugars — glucose (dextrose), fructose, sucrose, maltose, verbose and all the rest. If you are like me, you want someone to cut to the chase


My favorite beer I’ve ever brewed was my first attempt at a Pliny the Elder clone. I used the recipe from the September 2004 issue of Brew Your Own. I remember thinking


Against the Grain has been brewing a vast array of eclectic beers in Louisville, Kentucky since 2011. The Replicator received a request for a clone recipe for one of them. Buckle up


Cloning — brewing a near-exact replica of a commercial beer — has a time-honored place among homebrewers. For one thing, it’s a great risk-aversion technique: If you’re brewing something new and you’re


Have you heard about LOX-less (or LOX-null) malts? Neither had we . . . lucky for us, columnist Colin Kaminski breaks down the details of this relatively new line of malts. Already


As the craft cider wave rolls across America, interest in home hard cider making is right there with it. When you decide how to turn your apples (or apple juice) into this


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I am going to dry hop in my dispensing keg for the first time. How long should I leave the hops in the keg?

Dry hopping is a wonderful way to impart hop aroma to beer and is very simple to do. In my experience there are a few things to be mindful of to prevent

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