Date: December 2005

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Full Sail Brewing Company Amber Ale clone

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Full Sail’s flagship amber ale has earned the brewery multiple awards, including more than 20 gold medals. It is a sweet, malty, medium-bodied ale with a spicy, floral hop finish.

American Amber Ale
All Grain, Extract with Grains

Gilligan’s Gueuze (Blended Lambic)

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A gueuze is a beer made from blending “old” lambics, up to three
years old, with a “new” lambic that has just finished its main
fermentation. The traditional mash program for a lambic is a turbid
mash, involving both infusions and decoctions to step the mash through a
variety of temperatures. The mash in the all-grain version is a
simplified version of this.

 

Belgian Lambic and Sour Ale, Blended Beers
All Grain

Older But Wiser American Pilsner

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American Pilsners have little malt flavor, hop character or body. But, these elements are balanced and there are no faults. To make a good American Pilsner, you need to make a highly fermentable, high-adjunct wort, pitch plenty of yeast and hold the fermentation temperature constant.
Pilsner
All Grain

Berliner Weisse (Napoleon’s Champagne)

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The biggest challenge to making a Berliner weisse is making a light, clean base beer, then rapidly souring it with bacteria. You need to sour the beer fairly rapidly since it’s a low gravity beer and doesn’t have a lot of alcohol to act as a preservative.
Wheat Beer, Wild/Sour
All Grain

Dropkick Murphy’s Dry Stout

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You may have been told that it is one of the easiest beers styles to make. In reality, there are several difficulties to making even a passable dry stout. The first is that there is a narrow window of acceptable roast flavors in a stout. The second difficulty is getting a dry beer. The third difficulty is that the large amount of dark roasted grains can make for an overly acidic beer.
Stout
Partial Mash

Ötzi’s Eisbock

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As members of the Bock(bier) family, Eisbocks have all the characteristics of a typical strong beer, only more so. They are much maltier and smoother even than the Dopplebocks. Essentially, Eisbocks are "iced strong beers," because they are frozen at the end of their maturation period (which separates out water in the form of crystals that can be removed).
Bock, Specialty and Experimental Beer
Partial Mash

Rauchbier (Awesome Atavism)

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The biggest trick to making a good rauchbier is getting a clean smoke character, one in which chlorine compounds from your water don’t react with the smoky phenols to make odd flavors and aromas. To avoid this, carbon filter your water and — because carbon filtration may not remove all the chlorine compounds in your water — treat your brewing liquor with one crushed Campden tablet per 20 gallons (76 L).
Smoked Beer
All Grain

Tripel the Light Fantastic

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Light colors and dry finishes don’t go along with most big beers, but
that’s exactly what makes a Belgian tripel great. The road to homebrew
heaven is littered with failed tripel attempts, but here’s your path to
salvation — use only light base malts and about 25% clear adjunct
(sugar); pitch a big yeast starter and add some yeast nutrients in the
boil to supply nitrogen to the yeast.

Belgian Strong Ale
All Grain, Partial Mash

Groudskeeper Willie’s Wee Heavy

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Wee heavies are malty/sweet big ales, but don’t smell fruity as most big ales do. You need to use a yeast strain that won’t overattenuate the beer, pitch a large yeast starter and hold the fermentation temperature lower than with most ales. A Golden Promise malt for your base malt is a good choice.
English and Scottish Strong Ale
All Grain, Extract with Grains

Pierre, South Dakota Witbier

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Belgian wit (white) beers are very pale, turbid beers with a balanced spiced character and a crisp “zing.” These traits make for an appealing and refreshing beer, but each of these characters also makes it potentially hard to replicate at home.
Spice, Herb and Vegetable Beer, Wheat Beer
All Grain, Partial Mash

Brewing a “hybrid” style

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I haven’t brewed tons of off-the-wall beers in my brewing life, but every now and then I get the urge to stray from the norm. There are no rules to follow when

Is homebrew is an excellent source of vitamin B?

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I am not an expert in nutrition but am pretty handy at digging into questions and searching out answers. It does seem that people who choose not to eat animal products do

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