Date: March-April 2021

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Cold-Side Considerations: It’s lurking out there . . . oxidation

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Oxidation and the effects of staling on beer is one of the great frustrations of brewers. John Palmer lays out the root causes and things we can do at different stages of production to minimize this problem.

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Flavoring Beer: Get the most from additions

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Adding fruit, spices, or other flavorings to beer is commonplace for homebrewers and craft brewers alike, but there are many ways to go about extracting the flavor.

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Gordon Strong’s Witbier

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The beer should ferment dry but not seem bitter because of the low IBUs. This should increase drinkability, as long as it is carbonated well. The spices shouldn’t be heavy, but if you find yourself wanting more, you can always make a quick “tea” of the parts you want to increase and blend it in post-fermentation.

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Witbier: A hazy shade of summer

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Adding fruit, spices, or other flavorings to beer is commonplace for homebrewers and craft brewers alike, but there are many ways to go about extracting the flavor.

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Cask Ale Beer In A Bag

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The bag-in-box method has never really been common among homebrewers, but is a technique used by many pubs around the world. The reason your beer is not carbonating is that a rigid vessel is required to house the bag. This allows the beer to be pressurized above atmospheric pressure and to become carbonated. The challenge

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Wort Aeration Temperature For Kveik Yeast

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Several years ago, I was on a panel discussion at an annual MBAA (Master Brewers Association of the Americas) meeting held in Chicago. A question related to general suggestions about “stuff” was lobbed to the panel. Thanks moderator! Luckily, I waited to comment after the other panelists offered their sage advice about stuff. This gave

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Measuring Mash pH, Wort Aeration, and Beer In A Bag

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All-grain brewers know it takes a few minutes of mixing to get the mash temperature to stabilize. But how about mash pH? The Wizard also offers advice on wort aeration temperature and cask ale-style beer in a bag.

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Stone Brewing Co.

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When one of the icons of the craft beer movement was called upon by his hometown to help with a fundraiser, he and the brewery he helped found stepped up with an iconic beer.

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Stone Brewing Co.’s Pataskala Red X IPA clone

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The key to replicating a beer of this nature is to use the freshest hops possible and, as always with hop-forward beers, minimizing oxygen uptake during dry-hopping, transferring, and packaging processes.

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The Noble Hops of Germany

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Brewers and suppliers will often talk about the “noble hops,” but many folks are not familiar with them. Get some of the details about what makes them noble.


The Importance of Safety

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