Date: January-February 2021

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Crowing Glory: A brief history of crown caps

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Resting securely on the tops of our bottles, holding in beer and carbonation, the crown cap is the perfect tool for the job. But have you ever wondered about its origins?


Pedal Haus Brewery’s Barrel-Aged Quad Clone

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It’s a beer big in all regards: Aroma, flavor, mouthfeel, and alcohol. The beer has a full body, with enough carbonation (2.8 v/v) to give it a “lighter than it really is” feel to it. Though the alcohol is strong at 10.6% ABV, it is just one of many components to this complex beer that blend into the whole instead of standing out by itself.

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Brewing Modern Porter

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If there’s a brewing question more ubiquitous than “what’s the difference between stout and porter?” I don’t know what it is. One thing I do know, though, is that like most any discussion of beer styles the questions shouldn’t be isolated to how one style compares to another, but how those styles have evolved over

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Low Alcohol Pilsner

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Low Alcohol Pilsner (5 gallons/19 L all-grain)OG = 1.016  FG = 1.013IBU = 19  SRM = 2  ABV = 0.5% Ingredients3 lbs. (1.36 kg) German Pilsner malt 3.2 oz. (91 g) wheat malt3.2 oz. (91 g) Carapils® malt4.5 AAU Hallertau Mittelfrüh hops (60 min.) (1 oz./28 g at 4.5% alpha acids)4.5 AAU Hallertau Mittelfrüh hops (10 min.) (1 oz./28

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Hold the Alcohol

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With the growing trend in non-alcoholic and low-alcohol beer, we take a look at how homebrewers can create these beers at home without the expensive equipment used in most commercial settings.

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Imprint Beer Co.’s Imperial Milk Porter clone

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Imprint Beer Co.’s Imperial Milk Porter clone (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain)OG = 1.102  FG = 1.026IBU = 30  SRM = 60  ABV = 11.4% Ingredients12 lbs. (5.4 kg) American 2-row pale malt 2.5 lbs. (1.1 kg) malted oats2.5 lbs. (1.1 kg) Weyermann Caramunich® III malt12 oz. (0.34 kg) chocolate malt 12 oz. (0.34 kg) Briess Midnight Wheat

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Beachwood Brewing Co.’s Wholly Smoke Robust Smoked Porter clone

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Beachwood Brewing Co.’s Wholly Smoke Robust Smoked Porter clone (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain)OG = 1.071  FG = 1.016IBU = 36  SRM = 48  ABV = 7.2% Wholly Smoke incorporates a blend of smoked malts to create a rich and complex smoky robust porter. Due to the high percentage of smoked malts this beer is not easily

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A Tale of Two Historic Porters

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I have recently been a part of brewing two historic porters on a commercial scale. The first was a re-creation of a specific historical brew at Brewport Brewing Co. in Bridgeport, Connecticut. The second was a modern creation at Springdale, the ale department of Jack’s Abby Brewing in Framingham, Massachusetts that was along the lines of

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Brewport Brewing Co.’s Dr. Foster’s Bridgeporter clone

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Brewport Brewing Co.’s Dr. Foster’s Bridgeporter clone (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain)OG = 1.054  FG = 1.013IBU = 37  SRM = 49  ABV = 5.3% This recipe is Brewport Brewing Co.’s interpretation of a porter recipe from 1904 found in Hartmann Brewery’s recipe archives (the now defunct Hartmann Brewery was in the same city of Bridgeport,

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Springdale Beer Co. & Brewport Brewing Co.’s Brow Brau clone

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Springdale Beer Co. & Brewport Brewing Co.’s Brow Brau clone (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain)OG = 1.049   FG = 1.017IBU = 25  SRM = 25  ABV = 4.1% This recipe may be


Understanding Brewing Ingredients

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I was making pancakes one day with a box of Bisquick mix and noticed that there are a bunch of recipes on the back for things you can make with Bisquick. In addition


Roasted Malts: Tips from the Pros

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Two 2020 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) medalists share their preferences and techniques for brewing with roasted malts. Jeff Young, Co-Founder/Brewmaster of Shoe Tree Brewing Co. in Carson City, Nevada For chocolate flavor we find chocolate rye gives us the best results and we use it in almost every one of our dark beers. We

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