Date: January-February 2017

2017 Back Issues

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Kräusen Rings & Shelf Stability: Mr. Wizard

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Q Does the dried-up kräusen ring at the top of my fermenter after primary fermentation present a bacterial contamination risk? Daryle Sewell Frankfurt, Germany A Fermenting beer can at times appear unusual with its fluffy crown of yeast that looks like gargantuan cauliflower, and some of the solids that rise to the surface and adhere

Crafting Pilsner: Tips from the Pros

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Pilsner —be it the Czech or German variety — is a classic style that some will say needs not be messed with. However, craft and homebrewers alike are a creative bunch and experimentation is part of the fun. Use this advice from two pros who aren’t afraid to put a twist on the style to

Converting Recipes

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Convert recipes  between all-grain and extract with some simple calculations.

Brewing with Corn


Macro lagers aren’t the only beers that benefit from the addition of corn (maize). Learn how it can benefit homebrewers too!

Kräusen Rings


Do dangers lurk in the kräusen ring at the top of your fermenter? Plus: Increasing shelf life and free amino nitrogen levels in dextrin malts.

Czech Dunkel Recipe

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A smooth drinking Dunkel, brewed using The Brülosophy Method of fast lager fermentations.

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