Date: April 1998

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Scotch Ales

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With a brewing history dating  to 43 AD, Scottish beer has had plenty of time to mature into a world-class beverage. With the craft-brewing movement channeling most of its energy into German and English beers, it is easy to overlook the contributions of the Scots. Scotland is no stranger to the traditions of brewing. The


Choosing the Right Yeast: Tips from the Pros

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Brewer:  Steve AndersonBrewery:  Waterloo Brewing Co., Austin, TexasYears of experience:  4Education:  Completed two courses at Siebel Institute of Technology in Chicago; BS in psychology from University of Texas at AustinHouse Beers:  Clara’s Clara (blonde ale), Ed’s Best Bitter, O. Henry’s Porter, Guytown IPA The first step to choosing the right yeast is obvious: Decide what


Ty Cobb’s Georgia Peach Pilsner

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Finding fresh, ripe peach to even slightly over-ripe peaches are key here. If you notice that there still is not enough peach character, you can add a little peach extract in the fermenter. Be sparing as you don’t want that character to overwhelm the base beer.


Making Excellent Wine from Kits

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In its origins the art of wine­making was an uncommon activity for the average person. It belonged to the people from the old country who carried the art through the gener­ations. The grapes were only available once a year, and wine­making was a family affair with all contributing to make the year’s supply. Winemaking has


Winning the Air Wars

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Let’s call it the “air issue.” It encompasses the question of aeration and oxidation in beer. And let’s pardon the obvious tendency to pun, and clear the air of the air issue from the start. There are two simple rules that will govern the air issue. Period. Here they are: Rule No. 1: Air is


Fabulous Foam!

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A fluffy white head of foam is the perfect capper to a great beer. It enhances the appearance and flavor perception too. Make sure your beer looks as good as it tastes!


My Week as a Pro Brewer

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For the last few years my buddies and I have been making the trek from the Chicago area to Sturgis, S.D., for the Sturgis motorcycle rally. For the uninitiated, the rally attracts thousands of bikers from around the world. It is one of the largest assemblies of Harley-Davidsons and an awesome display of old, new,


Searching for Medieval Ale

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Today’s homebrewer can recreate history with a few basic ingredients and a little imagination


Pantyhose hop holder

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Pantyhose are truly a multi-function item! Dryer filters, hair nets, and hop bags can all be made from leftover pantyhose. Since you have this endless supply of recycled pantyhose, maybe you should consider a marketable item made from them! In any case, boiling hops in a hop bag probably will result in a decrease in


How fast can an all-grain batch be ready to drink

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So you wanna know just how fast you can be sippin’ your suds after brewing and you’re afraid that your friends will be afraid of your beer if you tell them that it is 10 days old vs. 45! If the novices to whom you give advice are fellow brewers, I would tell them that


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