July-August 2012

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Reading a Water Report for Beginners

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Brewing water can be pretty confusing, especially to a new homebrewer who is starting to brew all-grain batches. All you need to know in the beginning, however, is if six certain ions

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The Tri-Centennial DIPA

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A big honker of a DIPA with strong orange/grapefruit, character of Centennial hops coming out in this classic West-Coast style DIPA.

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Matt Gauzza’s Imperial IPA

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Simcoe®/Amarillo® is one of the great hop combos in modern craft brewing. Homebrewer Matt Guazza supplies BYO with an imperial IPA recipe with a nice malt backbone to compliment this hop pairing.

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DIY Water Filter

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As homebrewers we strive for perfection in our brews. There is a lot going on to get that water flowing into your home and more that a homebrewer can do to control

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Fermentation Temperature Control

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Fermentation temperature is a critical brewing variable. Temperature directly influences the metabolic rate of the yeast and the rate of the biochemical reactions associated with fermentation. Fermentation temperature has a significant impact

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Homebrewing Cask Ales

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On a recent road trip through eastern Oregon, my wife and I finally got to visit a brewpub that has been on our list for a long time, Deschutes Brewing in Bend.

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Brewing Hoppy American-Style Beers

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During the past 20 years or so, there has been an obvious upward trend in modern American brewing culture when it comes to the creation and consumption of hoppy beers. Hoppy American-style

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Belgian Dark Strong Ale

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by the numbers OG:1.075–1.110 (18.2–25.9 °P) FG:1.010–1.024 (2.6–6.1 °P) SRM:12–22 IBU:20–35 ABV8–11% I used to hate judging the Belgian strong category in competitions. Long ago, so many of the beers were syrupy

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Final Gravity Woes & Hop Bursting: Mr. Wizard

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Q I am an all-grain brewer who cannot seem to hit my final gravity on any of my brews. I just finished a stout that should have gotten down to about 1.020

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Choosing the Right Yeast: Tips from Pros

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The great thing about being a homebrewer in this day and age is the wide array of ingredient choices, including yeast. but how do you actually choose the right strain? Three yeast

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Glacier BrewHouse’s Imperial Blonde Ale: Replicator

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Dear Replicator, I will be retiring as a Boeing 777 captain for a major package delivery company soon, and one fine establishment that was a regular stop for me was Glacier BrewHouse

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What is hopbursting?

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I must admit Matt that this is a method I have not heard of, until doing a little research to help me with an answer. The cool thing about homebrewing is that

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Hitting final gravities

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This is a difficult question to address because there are some important facts that are missing, such as wort original gravity (OG), grist bill, mashing method, yeast strain and fermentation temperature. But

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The House of Heileman

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The rise and fall of an American brewery. How investment hijinks brought down a brewing empire. Plus: the keys to kräusening — and an Old Style clone recipe.  

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Repitching Yeast

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Get more mileage from your yeast, plus fine tune your pitching rate — how and when to repitch.

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2012 BYO Label Contest Winners

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Check out the winners of the 2012 BYO Label Contest.