Date: August 1997

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Rye, the most distinctive of grains, conjures up strong reactions. Some beer enthusiasts prefer their rye bread with pastrami and a dollop of mustard while others prefer it on someone else’s plate. One could expect no less from a personality-packed dark, pungent grain that grows where other grains simply whither. Rye can be equally stubborn

Effective Lautering: Tips from the Pros

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Brewer:  Mikoli Weaver Education:  BS in food and science bio-chemistry from Universtiy of Washington; degree from Instituto di Cucina e Science, Tuscany To effectively lauter you need to effectively mash. Make sure you don’t disturb the mash process. I have a combination mash/lauter tun, so my grain just sits in the same bed. Then I

Build a Carboy Cleaner

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One of my two Kiwi sons-in-law, Luke, got me started in homebrewing when he and my daughter were here for an extended visit. When they returned to New Zealand, I found that it was nearly impossible for me to properly rinse and drain my carboy by myself. At the very least the procedure always resulted

Practical Guide to Filtration


One of the first differences beginning brewers may notice between their creations and commercial beer is clarity — or a lack thereof. I can remember when I’d sometimes run across a slightly


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Thick leather belts rhythmically rattle sturdy, dust laden, story-striding machinery into action. Iron clogs clatter. Ancient pulleys wheeze. There is a sweet smell in the air. The atmosphere is Victorian. This is not a working museum but Tuckers Maltings in Newton Abbot, Devon, England. Here barley is transmuted into malt in age-old fashion. The Tucker

Dry Hopping for Great Aroma


If you want your beer’s hop nose to knock your socks off, maybe it’s time to try dry hopping. Dry hopping is the process of adding hops to beer at some point

Tropical Punch Red Ale

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You maybe drinking the Kool-Aid after this one (don’t worry, there is no artificial drink mix required in this recipe, only fresh tropical fruit). Tropical fruit paired with tropical hops make for a complex beer with lots of fruit aroma and flavor going on.

Make Your Own Malt


Become a maltser to take your homebrew one step closer to 100 percent homemade.

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