Date: March 1997

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Simplify Your Stout: Tips from the Pros

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Brewer:  Fal Allen Brewery:  The Pike Brewing Co., Seattle Years of experience:  Eight Education:  Attended several courses at the Siebel Institute in Chicago and has been homebrewing for 12 years House Beers: Pale ale, stout, IPA, scotch ale, strong ale, rauchbier, barleywine When making a stout, as with most styles, keep it simple. When I

Steam Beer

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 Tracing the Origins of Steam Beer

Maple Marzen


A märzen beer is the perfect base to highlight the earthy qualities of maple sap and syrup. Alternatively, you could try fermenting with a clean ale yeast if you are not equipped to ferment a beer at lager temps for several weeks. Birch sap and syrup can also be used if maple sap and syrup are not available in your region.

Julius Caesar’s Beer

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History tells us that Julius Caesar was stabbed in the back by Brutus in 44 BC. If everyone had just been a little patient, Caesar’s passion for a mug of beer would have killed him off without the mess of the Ides of March stabbing. In fact it was probably the Roman passion for a

Custom Cast Tap Handles

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Few things make your homebrew look more professional than custom clear tap handles with your own label embedded inside. You can use the taps on a keg system by displaying them on a refrigerator door, jockey box, or tower. Making your own custom tap handles is easy, inexpensive, and relatively fast using a clear polyester

Hit Your Target Gravity


When your neighborhood pub stops serving your favorite English bitter, what can you do? Make your own, of course. Homebrewers thrive on the challenge of recreating the round malts and bracing hops

Märzen and Oktoberfest

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A recipe and a how-to brewing guide to Marzen, the beer that’s so special Germans brew it in March and don’t serve it until fall.

10 Tips for Hop Growers

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It’s planting season again. BYO’s hop gardener offers some ways to make this year’s crop healthier and more productive.

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