December 2012

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Smoked “Imp” Imperial Stout

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I like to make my imperial stouts on the dry/thin side so I mash low, but feel free to raise your mash temperature, or add some rolled oats for more of a “wet” stout with added mouthfeel.

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Mr. Wizard

Effects of Wildfire Smoke On Hops

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I know that wine grapes grown near eucalyptus trees can pick up enough eucalyptus oil to impart the aroma to wine. So it is does seem possible in theory that hops grown

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Brewing Lagers for a Beginner

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One of the keys to brewing great lager beers, really, is keeping the fermentation temperature cool. There is no way to sugar-coat the importance of this fact. Lager beers that are fermented

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Mr. Wizard

Boil Timing

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In a very general sense the time required to bring wort to a boil can cause problems when the time is too long. Holding hot wort for extended time periods leads to

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Mr. Wizard

Re-Pitching Yeast

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Re-pitching of yeast is a normal method used by brewers around the globe. Although the practice is simple, there are a few rules that may make the method less than ideal for

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Racking and Transferring

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One of the essential skills you will come across when homebrewing, especially if you brew a style that is high in gravity, is racking. This is when beer is moved from one

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Watermelon Wheat

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Recipe submitted by BYO reader Ryan DeLutis. The combination of fresh watermelon juice and a little watermelon extract combine to provide a nice watermelon kick on the palate while not being overwhelming.

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Baird Brewing Belgian Strong Pale Ale clone

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Chris Poel, Lead Brewer at Baird Brewing in Numazu, Japan says this beer relies on a light body and mild hop character, but features a spiciness and subtle esters from a Belgian yeast strain that adds “just enough complexity without becoming too over-the-top with phenolics.”

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Stewart’s Brewing Company McBride’s Strong Ale clone

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Close to a traditional English style Strong Ale, with earthy English East Kent Golding hops and roasted barley, pale and dark malts and some wheat malt for added body. “I would call ours a ‘Classic’ English Strong, because it isn’t as aggressive as the more modern examples out there,” says Stewart’s Head Brewer, Ric Hoffman.

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Snake River Brewing Ol’ Stinky’s Strong Ale clone

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According to Snake River Brewing Co. “This Strong Ale is sweet and fruity, balanced with a generous amount of hops. Fashioned after the “Old” ales of England this beer is intended to be heavy in alcohol. Ol’ Stinky’s has a small amount of Roasted Barley for color. In addition to a large amount of bittering hops, this beer is also dry hopped. The alcohol content is 8.2%”

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Oceanside Ale Works’ American Strong Ale clone

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Head Brewer Mark Purciel considers his beer a hybrid of all three styles. “It has the malt richness of the English without the high alpha acids from the hops in an American variety,” Purciel says. “It has the neutral yeast as an American, but candi sugar as an adjunct with a Belgian.”

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The Beer Tower

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Several years ago, my family and I decided to remodel our basement. As we looked at the space, we saw the potential to put in a bar to highlight my homebrews. Thus,

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Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.’s Ovila Quad clone

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Ovila is Sierra Nevada’s Belgian beer line that is brewed in collaboration with the monks at the Abbey of New Clairvaux. Here is a recipe for one of the beers that has been released from that series, their Ovila Quad.

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Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.’s Ruthless Rye IPA clone

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While production of Ruthless Rye was discontinued in 2015, fans can still brew this beer. Chinook, Citra®, and US Magnum hops are the shining star in this Rye IPA with a little rye kick that rounds out the hop profile.

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Easy Tesgüino

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This recipe is easy to reproduce in a modern homebrewery. In the recipe for easy tesgüino, the fermentable sugars are derived from sugar rather than corn.

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Guthrie’s Woody Imperial Stout (Oak-Aged)

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Terry Foster utilizes bourbon barrel soaked oak cubes to create a complex and layered imperial stout.

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Victory Brewing Company Storm King Imperial Stout clone

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Victory Brewing Co. says, “Storm King is dense and full-bodied, with deep, dark chocolate flavors of roasted malts under a massive hop aroma.”

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Steampunk Brewing

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Like any good collaboration, Staten Island, New York neighbors Scott Van Campen and Mark Zappasodi’s “Brewing as Art” — a fully functional, gravity-fed brewing apparatus on wheels that happens to look like

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Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.’s Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale clone

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“First introduced in the winter of 1983, Bigfoot is a cult-classic beer brewed in the barleywine style, meaning a strong, robust, bruiser of a beer with the refined intensity of a wine.”

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Empire Brewing Company: American Strong Ale clone

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“This ale is bold, hoppy, and complex with chocolate and roasted malts adding a full malty character. The strong American hops balance the beer with an aggressive bitterness, followed by a fruity hop flavor and a full hop aroma.”

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Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.’s Celebration clone

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First brewed in 1981, Sierra Nevada explains that Celebration Ale is one of the earliest examples of an American-style IPA, and it’s still one of the few hop-forward holiday beers. The intense, hop-heavy beer features Chinook, Centennial, and Cascade hops.

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Hops in the Hog

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Farm to table at Sierra Nevada

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Homebrewing Oak Alternatives

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Back in the 1980s and 1990s brewers would often ask whether beers that spent a long time in oak casks, such as IPAs, would have an oak flavor. I would reply (accurately)

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Filtering Homebrew

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Filtration is a hot topic among homebrewers. The majority do not do it, and many are strongly opposed to the practice, claiming that it is unnecessary and detrimental. On the other hand,

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Tesgüino

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The Sacred Corn Beer of the Sierra Madre

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Celebrating Sierra Nevada: Brewing Tips & Clone Recipes

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About twelve years ago, I first met Sierra Nevada Brewing Company Founder Ken Grossman at the Northern California Homebrew Festival in Napa, California. Ken was the keynote speaker. His talk began with

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Brewing Strong Ales

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If you ask 10 different brewers to define “strong ale,” you will likely get 11 different answers. Brewers around the world have always made bigger, stronger ales for special occasions, for blending

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Re-Pitching Yeast, Boil Timing, Brewing Lagers: Mr. Wizard

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Q I am tired of buying yeast all the time. is it OK to just repitch the trub from a previous batch? @dangerolsen Via Twitter A Re-pitching of yeast is a normal

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Sweet Stout: Tips from Pros

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Dark, sweet and full-bodied, sweet stout — also known as milk stout — is a fun beer to add to your Repertoire. in this issue three brewers discuss brewing this winter-friendly style with balance.

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Victory Brewing Company: Replicator

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  Dear Replicator, My wife, Jean, and I brew together. My tastes run toward the hop head side and I brew plenty of pale ales and IPAs, but her tastes run toward

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Jamil’s Sweet Stout

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Jamil’s Sweet Stout (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain) OG = 1.060 (14.8 °P) FG = 1.023 (5.7 °P) IBU = 22  SRM = 41  ABV = 4.9% Ingredients 8.8 lb. (4 kg) Crisp British

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Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.’s Pale Ale clone

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Updated recipe with the latest information gleaned from Sierra Nevada’s website. ‘The’ classic American Pale Ale.

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Sweet Stout

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The aptly named sweet stout shows a balance between sugary sweetness, hop bitterness and roasted malt flavors.

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Pumpkin, Bacon, and Sierra Nevada Tumbler Pasta Sauce

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