Date: January-February 2014

January/February '14

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Oak Alternatives for Beginners

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Aging your homebrew in an oak barrel can add more dimensions to your beer by imparting complex wood characteristics such as vanilla, cloves, coconut, or caramel, but barrels are not ideal for


Build a Better Bottle Capper

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One thing I really like about the homebrewing hobby is that it allows me to build various gadgets and equipment that I can use in my basement brewery. I am constantly thinking

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Stone Brewing Co. 10.10.10 Vertical Epic Ale clone

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In October 2010, Stone Brewing Co. in Escondido, California introduced 10.10.10 Vertical Epic Ale, a one-time release. The Belgian strong golden ale was brewed with chamomile, and a blend of white wine grape juice — Muscat Canelli, Gewürztraminer, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc — was added during fermentation

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Beer Styles and Statistics

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The concept of beer styles can be viewed in (at least) two different ways. One possible school of thought is that beer styles are merely ways in which people can categorize types

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Fining Beer for Clarity

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First, what does “fining” mean? Well, this is another piece of brewer’s jargon, like “grain bill,” “knock-out” and calling brewing water “liquor” — indeed one 18th century writer records that anyone using

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Designing Your Own Beer Recipes

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If you asked me to create a cake recipe from scratch, I would probably stare blindly at you for a few moments before giving up. Yes, I know you can make a

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Beer-Wine Hybrids

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Beer and wine hybrids are bridging the gap between breweries and wineries

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Extract 2-Hour Brew Day

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I started homebrewing more than twenty years ago and I have followed a fairly classic learning curve in terms of my methods: Extract with sugar, extract only, extract with specialty grains, partial

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Munich Helles

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by the numbers OG: 1.045–1.051 (11.2–12.6 °P) FG: 1.008–1.012 (2.1–3.1 °P) SRM: 3–5 IBU: 16–22 ABV: 4.7–5.4% Today’s craft beer world is full of creativity and innovation. There are many new, creative

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Bad Lagers, Big Blowoffs & Barrel Use: Mr. Wizard

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Q My lagers always contain a lot of sulfur and vegetative (like garbage or rotting vegetation) aromas that overpower the beer. My lager boils are typically 75 minutes, full rolling boil uncovered

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Icicle Brewing Company Priebe Porter: Replicator

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Dear Replicator, This summer my brother and I took a road trip, traveling on lots of back roads. In one segment in Washington we found Icicle Brewing Company in Leavenworth, which had

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Nicht-boil Berliner

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A mash hop recipe. This recipe is inspired by Michael Tonsmeire’s modern take on the no-boil method. Make sure to keep your IBUs extremely low (<5 IBUs) to insure that the Lactobacillus will not be inhibited.

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