Date: December 2022

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Long-Draw Draft System

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They’re an expensive proposition, but long-draw draft systems certainly have an appeal. Draft expert Bill Jablonski provides a tutorial on what it takes to install one in your place

Pastry Stout: Have your cake and drink it too


While sometimes derided among lovers of traditional beer styles, the fact is that pastry stouts are popular and for a reason . . . they can be delicious. Find out what it takes to brew one yourself.

Cleaning Action: An ounce (28 g) of prevention

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Anyone who has homebrewed long enough knows we’re just janitors with benefits. Make sure that you are doing a good job of keeping your brewing equipment clean.

Sapwood Cellars’ Flaked clone 


This is their Sapwood Cellars’ Flaked (2021) beer, which is described as an imperial oatmeal stout with coconut and vanilla, and weighs in at 10.5% ABV.

A Kettle/Fermenter Conversion and The Time Traveling Brewer Has Some Advice

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A homebrewer obtains a beast of a stainless steel tank and is looking to modify it into a brewing kettle and fermenter. Mr. Wizard walks him through the steps he recommends. Also, take a trip back to brewing in medieval times and the advice a modern brewer could take away from it.

The Time Traveling Brewer Has Some Advice

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Thanks for the fun question, John! I am pretty sure whatever I suggest will be impossible to verify, so let’s go back to the year 1569, 400 years before my birth year, somewhere in the vicinity of Bamberg, Germany. There were plenty of breweries in that part of the world brewing with ingredients that will

A Kettle/Fermenter Conversion

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Wow, this is a fun question and a fun project! Looking at the photos, it appears this vessel was insulated and covered by an outer jacket, essentially a second tank. The inner tank is perfect for a fermenter and the outer jacket, if that is indeed what your pictures show, will be great for a

Blue Stallion Brewing Co.’s Dunkel clone

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The mainstay of the Blue Stallion Brewing lineup is the extremely popular Dunkel. The 5.5% ABV, 25 IBU lager showcases rich, sweet aromas with bready flavors and a hint of caramel/toffee.

Blue Stallion Brewing Co.

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Craft-brewed lagers have seen their popularity rise over the last few years in the U.S. and Lexington, Kentucky’s Blue Stallion Brewing Co. has been one to help raise that bar. Learn about their admired Munich dunkel.

Spiced Beer


Wintertime for homebrewers can often mean high-ABV beers and spiced ales. Get some pointers on adding a little spice to your next brew.

2022 Holiday Gift Guide


This holiday season give the gift of beer! Check out all of the great beer gear on the next few pages for some gift ideas for friends and family or make your own homebrew holiday wishlist…

BYO News Page


Get the latest homebrewing and beer related news, products, and upcoming events.

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