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Although Saccharomyces cerevisiae was so named for beer because it was first identified at a brewery, yeast strains from the species have been fermenting juice into wine for nearly as long. Brewing


Nothing says summer like grilling and beer. Here’s four recipes utilizing brewing ingredients, with four homebrew recipes to match. Already a member? Log In


Gordon Strong’s Maibock (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain) OG = 1.065 FG = 1.014 IBU = 28 SRM = 7 ABV = 6.7% Ingredients 7.5 lbs. (3.4 kg) Pilsner malt 3.5 lbs. (1.4


Have you ever been in a conversation with brewers talking about fermentation and yeast properties, when you quickly realize that a good part of the conversation is sailing right over your head?


This beer garden doesn’t have guys in lederhosen, but it may have the ingredients for your next herb or spiced beer. Learn what plants are easy to grow to spice up your


I had been homebrewing for about a year when I first got the bug to try my hand at growing my own hops. A good friend and one of my homebrewing mentors,


“The term Utepils translates from Norwegian loosely into ‘the beer you enjoy outside on the first warm day of springtime’. We obviously brewed an ale, not a Pilsner, but wanted the beer


Being a part of a homebrew club allows homebrewers to participate in projects that would be difficult by oneself. We searched out seven of our favorite club projects and asked the clubs


While the recipe for Focal Banger has been known to change over the years, the hop combo has been one thing that hasn’t changed. Already a member? Log In


Enter your best homebrew labels into BYO’s 23rd Annual Label Contest and compete for a share of thousands of dollars of great brewing prizes from our sponsors! The entry deadline is April


In the chapter on extract with grains brewing, you learned how to alter a malt extract wort by steeping specialty grains and boiling pellet hops. In this chapter, we’ll show you how


There’s a persistent and mythical justification that revolves around homebrewing that I’m sure most of us have presented to our significant others, families, or ourselves at various points in our brewing career,


Ask Mr. Wizard

I’ve been brewing ales for a while and want to try my hand at a few lager recipes I’ve created. If I were to do my primary fermentation at 50 °F (10 °C), and my secondary at 45 °F (7 °C), would I have to let the beer warm to room temperature to bottle with priming sugar? I know ale yeast goes dormant in the fridge at low temperatures, but lager yeast thrives in those conditions. So I am not sure if the bottles would carbonate at a temperature range between 40–50 °F (4–10 °C)?

Since you are new to brewing lagers, I would focus 100% of my attention to primary fermentation and how the yeast behaves when fermented at cooler temperatures. Ale brewers are accustomed to

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