Date: February 1998

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Control Beer Color: Tips from the Pros

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Brewer:  Keith Wayne Brewery:  Tahoe Mountain Brewing Co., Stateline, Nev. Years of experience:  41/2 years Education:  BS in fermentation science and completion of Master Brewer’s Program, University of California, Davis; Member of Institute of Brewing, London House Beers: Sand Harbor Honey Blond, Freel Peak Wheat, Cave Rock Pale Ale, Snowflower Red, Mt. Tallac Oatmeal Stout

Mashing and the Balanced Diet

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Beer as we know it was first discovered by Sir Francis James Beer III in 1873. Beer (the man) was the court scientist to the Queen of England. After first accidentally inventing diet cola and then wine coolers, Beer succeeded on his third attempt to create the official royal beverage when he modified barley into

Brewing with Sugar


Most beginning homebrewers are told the same thing, in one way or another. It may be by the experienced friend who gets them started or by the salesperson in the shop where

Where the Wild Yeasts Are: Belgian Lambics

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Since life is short and airfare deals abound, travel whenever you can. This is my motto. As a beer enthusiast, it seemed only fitting that a recent trip to Holland to visit a friend merited a brief excursion to Belgium — land of wild yeasts and eccentric brews. With a limited amount of time and

7 Fascinating Facts About Yeast

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Beer is made from just four simple ingredients: malt, hops, water, and yeast. While sometimes overlooked, yeast can be the most important of these ingredients. Its duty is to transform sweet, hopped wort into beer. During this transformation, yeast adds flavor and aroma to beer. Yeast is a living, single-cell organism commonly found on plants

Battle for the Beer: Cleaning & Sanitation

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There’s a battle waging for your beer. The battle takes place every time you brew, whether you realize it or not. On one side are you and your yeast. On the other side are bacteria and other beer spoilers. Now about the rules: Each side can do whatever it takes to win. After all, this

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