January-February 2008

Project

Project

Carboy Spray Wand

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Probably every homebrewer’s least favorite part of the hobby is the sometimes staggering amount of cleaning that is required to produce a sanitary, contaminant-free batch of beer. And one of the most

Recipe

Recipe

Blondinebier

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Jamil Zainasheff’s provides a classic blonde ale recipe to provide a subtly complex, yet easy drinking ale. The perfect lawnmower beer.

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Recipe

New Belgium Brewing Company La Folie clone

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A wood aged sour brown ale with lots of green apple, plum and cherry notes. According to Lauren Salazar of New Belgium Brewing Co., “Never turn your back on (the barrels). They like to change on you and right when you think you know what one will do, it does the exact opposite.”

Recipe

Recipe

Upstream Brewing Company Grand Cru Clone

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What’s the secret to making a good barrel aged beer? “Good wood, great beer, a little imagination and lots of patience.”
—Zac Triemert

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Recipe

Stone Brewing Company’s Darth Porter clone

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“Don’t be afraid to use a barrel that has already been through many uses. There is more to the barrel aging process than extracting wood and bourbon, brandy or wine flavors.”
— Mitch Steele

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Recipe

Jolly Pumpkin Brewing Company La Roja clone

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“This one of our signature beers, if you will. It is loosely based in the Flanders sour red tradition.” — Ron Jeffries

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Recipe

Russian River Brewing Co. Temptation clone

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A Belgian-styled blonde ale aged on oak with Brett added. "When we fill the used Chardonnay barrels, we only add Brettanomyces in with the beer as we are filling the barrels. The acidity comes from the bacteria that are floating around our barrel room.  To achieve the acidity as a homebrewer, you’ll need to add some Lacto and Pedio."
— Vinnie Cilurzo

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Recipe

New Holland Brewing Co. Dragon’s Milk clone

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New Holland describes Dragon’s Milk as, “A stout with roasty malt character intermingled with deep vanilla tones, all dancing in an oak bath.” And who doesn’t like Dragon’s Miilk?

Recipe

Recipe

Gary Foster’s Spotted Dog (California Common)

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A fun twist on the classic California Common recipe.

Mr. Wizard

Mr. Wizard

Are welding oxygen canisters safe to use for wort aeration?

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  The short answer to your question is that welding grade oxygen is probably OK for homebrewing. I know that the only difference between medical grade and welding grade oxygen at my

Mr. Wizard

Mr. Wizard

Why is it that draft beer seems smoother and less bitter than bottled beer?

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  I think there are a few reasons why draft and bottled beer taste different and some of the reasons may recolor your view of draft beer. Some breweries actually have different

Project

Project

Carboy Sprayer: Projects

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Frustrated with all the gunk that collects inside your carboys? Don’t soak it, spray it! Learn how to build your own carboy sprayer.

Article

Article

Lautering Efficency

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To get all the goodies from your grains, you need an efficient lautering system – find out how homebrew solutions stack up.

Article

Article

American Blonde Ale

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It’s true that some gentlemen prefer blondes, and lots of homebrewers do, too. Brush up on the methods for making easy-drinking American blonde ales.

Article

Article

Oak Alternatives

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What to do when you want oak, but barrel aging is out of the question.

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Article

Wood Beer Clones

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Clone recipes of five beers that are aged in wood.

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Article

Buying, Using & Maintaining a Barrel

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Barrel maintenance for those new to oak barrels.

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Article

Barrel Aging: Pro Brewer Roundtable Tips

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A roundtable discussion among professional barrel users.

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Article

The Science of Step Mashing

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A single infusion mash is best for fully-modified malts — but when it comes to undermodified malts, you need to step it up.

Article

Article

Open Fermentation: Tips from the Pros

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Ollie Lagomarsino (Anchor), David Geary (D.L. Geary) and Steve Dresler (Sierra Nevada) open up about open fermentations.