Date: July-August 2016

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Build a Portable Glass Rinser

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Nobody wants to drink a fresh beer out of a dirty glass. Whether you’re switching beers from an IPA to a stout and want a clean glass or maybe you just like the way a beer pours in a clean wet glass, this build is for you. I could have bought a glass rinsing assembly

49 Down, 1 to Go

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I started homebrewing in January 2011 and in July 2013 I entered my first homebrew competition. That same month, a near-death experience changed my life forever. I broke 25 bones and collapsed my right lung. When I was discharged from the hospital, I came home to my first homebrew award in the mail. In that

Resurgence Brewing Company: Oktoberfest clone

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This upstate New York Oktoberfest is a traditional Marzen style beer. It features biscuit, caramel, and toffee notes.

Brewing Hoppy Fruit Beers

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I arrived home to find a re-taped cardboard box with a Florida return address. I used to occasionally trade beer so I could sample breweries that didn’t distribute to the Mid-Atlantic. I ripped off the bubble wrapping paper to reveal an assortment of weird and wonderful beers from Cigar City Brewing Co. (Tampa, Florida). Among

High Gravity Fermentations

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Our bodies can tolerate quite a lot of things in small doses that would be harmful, even deadly in larger doses. That’s true of many medications we take and of course, it’s true of alcohol. Yeast, being a living organism, has similar problems and paradoxically can be poisoned by alcohol, the very product it produces

So You Want to Go Pro?


Dreaming about taking your homebrewing hobby to the next level? Consider these words of advice first.

2016 Label Contest

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The BYO homebrew Label Contest turned 21 years old this year, and to help us celebrate its legal drinking age, our readers sent in what may have been the most artistic and creative homebrew labels we’ve ever collected. And it wasn’t just the designs on the labels that stood out, but also what they were

3 Ways to Wheat

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  It’s easy to spot the wheat beer among the ambers and stouts on any taproom table: just look for the one with the soft, hazy glow in the palest shade of gold topped by a tumble of foam so thick and lush, you just want to lay your head down and take a nap.

Choosing and Using Fittings

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When my friends at BYO asked if I’d be interested in writing an article on homebrew fittings I was a little reluctant, thinking, “How the heck am I going to write a reasonable length article on such a simple topic?” Fortunately I was homebrewing the following day and took mental note of the fittings I

Czech Amber Lager

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I have a confession to make. I was going to write about Czech dark lager, but I tried an authentic Czech amber lager brewed by my friend Petr Bachan at a recent competition and had to switch topics. It was such a drinkable beer, featuring a remarkable malt character with a toasty-rich base that you’d

Starches in the Mash: Mr. Wizard

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Q Do starches quickly become solubilized or do they remain trapped in the grist when the strike water is added? This question is regarding how a recirculating system behaves and whether there would be any effect if the recirculating wort were being heated above a desired mash temperature when passed through a heat exchanger. Are

Resurgence Brewing Co.’s Oktoberfest clone: Replicator

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Dear Replicator, New breweries continue to pop up all over the country and Buffalo, New York is no exception. Resurgence Brewing is one that is climbing quickly in popularity and after ordering a flight on a recent visit, I now have a new beer in my top five list. Their Oktoberfest is by far the best I

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