March/April '15

March-April 2015

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Project

Hop Oast

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The best way to dry freshly picked hops to preserve all of their wonderful flavor-boosting oils, acids, and compounds is with a hop oast. Here are plans to build a multi-tier oast utilizing a box fan for drying.

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Sweet Stout I

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Sweet Stout I (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain) OG = 1.064 FG = 1.014 IBU = 25 SRM = 28 ABV = 6.8% Ingredients 10 lbs. (4.5 kg) 2-row pale malt 0.5 lb.

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Maximize Partial Boils

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If you are an extract brewer, there is a good chance you will hear (if you haven’t already) that you need to be doing full-wort boils (boiling your entire 5-gallon/19-L batch of

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Recipe

Springfield Brewing Co: Aviator Doppelbock clone

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The winter seasonal was brewed by BYO’s own technical editor, Ashton Lewis. Springfield Brewing Company says that Aviator “drinks like dessert in a glass and is delicious when paired with dried fruits, roasted nuts, and creamy cheese.”

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Brewing Sweet Stout with Lactose

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Unlike many beer styles sweet stout has a quite specific origin, and for the better part of the 20th century only one version from one English brewer almost completely dominated the market

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Brewing Oktoberfest

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Often, the beer we enjoy shifts with the change in seasons. The winter brings rich beers such as stouts, porters, winter warmers, and bocks. As the weather warms, the beers often lighten

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Homebrew Hacks: Easy Projects

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It is not just the quest for beer — or even the quest for really, really good beer — that has made the hobby of homebrewing so popular. It is also the

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Award-Winning American IPA Recipes

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America’s favorite style of craft beer of late is pretty easy to name: IPA. Those three letters can sell almost anything, market analysis tells us year after year. Over time, the IPA

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10 Tips for Better Extract Brewing

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Extract brewing is a great technique for brewing fantastic beers in less time and with less equipment than is generally necessary for brewing all-grain beer. Even for those who usually brew all-grain,

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Shake It Up With A Little Salt: The ancient German style of Gose

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I know it was more than a decade ago when I first heard of Gose (pronounced goes-uh), a 1,000-year-old German beer style made with wheat, coriander and salt. I do not remember

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Stabilizing, Barrel-Aged Cider & Adjusting pH: Mr. Wizard

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Q After brewing for a long time in Seattle, Washington I now find myself in extreme southeast Arizona. Seattle was a kitchen brewery but Here I have a shed dedicated to brewing

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Brewing with Peppers: Tips from the Pros

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When it comes to chili beer, the options are endless. What base beer style do you want as the backbone? What chili varieties will you use? When should you add them, and

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Springfield Brewing Co.’s Aviator Doppelbock: Replicator

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Dear Replicator, On a recent road trip from Kansas City to southeastern Missouri I made a stop at Springfield Brewing Company. I had a couple of their beers, one being the Aviator

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Nu Zuland Saison

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Michael Tonsmeire provides one of his favorite saison recipes *One of the two Brettanomyces strains I used in this beer was obtained from homebrewer Jason Rodriguez, who isolated it from a bottle of Brasserie Cantillon. Jason termed the strain CB2. Read about it at: http://www.themadfermentationist.com/2012/08/bottle-conditioning-with-brett-belgian.html. It has some similarities to the strains listed in the recipe.”

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American Wheat Rye with Curry Leaves

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American Wheat Rye with Curry Leaves (5 quart/5 L, all-grain) OG = 1.043 FG = 1.011 IBU = 38 SRM = ABV = 5.1% Ingredients 0.66 lb. (0.3 kg) Gladfield ale malt

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Mr. Wizard

Q&A Recap with Mr Wizard Ashton Lewis

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Ashton Lewis (author of the Mr. Wizard column) took over the BYO Facebook page for a couple hours on April 28 to answer reader questions. Here are the highlights.

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Hop Growing Roundtable

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Have you ever wanted to grow your own hops but weren’t sure where to start? Four professional hop growers from around North America share their tips for planting a healthy hop crop at home.

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Collaborative Fermentations

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By pitching two different yeast strains it is possible to play to the strengths of both strains.

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Mr. Wizard

Fermenting in Hot Climates

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The Wiz offers a way to stabilize fermentation temperatures and gives a new cidermaker tips for barrel aging.

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Sweet Stout II

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This is a web bonus recipe from Terry Foster’s “Techniques” article on brewng milk stout.