Date: July-August 2018

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2018 Label Contest Winners

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The top homebrew labels are revealed in Brew Your Own magazine’s 23rd annual label contest.


Tart Cherry Mead

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This tart cherry mead uses 2 gallons (8 L) of tart cherry juice and finishes at 15.5% ABV.

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Melomels: Brewing Big Fruit Mead

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High-gravity fruit meads — or melomels — can be a tricky style to brew when starting gravities are often above 1.140. Learn the best techniques to brew and ferment your next melomel, as well as advice for choosing the best fruit.


Blackberry Mead

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A blackberry mead made from 16.7 lbs. (7.6 kg) of blackberries and rings in at 15.1% ABV.

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Brewing Beers to Cellar

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Wine isn’t the only beverage that can get better with age. Here’s why (and how) certain beer styles evolve with time, plus tips and keys to make a beer worth cellaring.


Evolution of Late Hopping

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The way in which craft brewers and homebrewers are utilizing their hop additions has changed dramatically over the last couple of decades. From hop bursting to hopstands, hopbacks to dry hopping, get in the know about all of the latest popular hopping techniques.


Alesmith Brewing Co.’s Evil Dead Red clone

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Evil Dead Read utilizes a hop burst technique to provide tons of aromatics thanks to ample American hops added late in the boil without a true bittering hop charge.


Revolution Brewing’s Louie Louie clone

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Using a whooping 5.5 lbs. (2.5 kg) of hops per barrel, Revolution Brewing’s Louie Louie it was a hop bomb, but should not technically have any “IBUs” based on isomerized alpha acids.


Sommerbier

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This beer that lands somewhere between a German Pilsner and a pale Kellerbier.


10 Summer Extract Recipes

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Summer is a time to brew lighter, more refreshing beers. Fortunately, there’s no shortage of styles that fit the bill. From 10 homebrew retailers, we share 10 easy-drinking and easy-to-brew summer beer recipes.


HBW IPA

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The beer is an easy drinking IPA with a restrained bitterness. The Australian and New Zealand hops impart bright flavors and aromas of tropical and citrus fruits. We think of it as sunshine in a glass, a perfect beer for summer.


German Wheat/Hefeweizen

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A well-brewed Bavarian hefeweizen is one of the finest beers to enjoy on a warm summer day while the barbecue is going.


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