Date: March-April 2023

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Bad Art, Great Times


What’s not to like about Dorchester Brewing Co.? Oh . . . maybe the art. Located in Boston, Massachusetts, DB Co. is now home to the Museum of Bad Art; with art so bad, that it’s good.

Closed-Transfer System

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Closed-system transfers are the gold standard when it comes to post-fermentation oxygen reduction. A homebrewer developed a system to keep oxidation at bay with their PET carboy and was willing to share the plans.

Novel Yeasts


Yeast has evolved with the rise of human civilizations and helped shape them. There are a lot more species than just the two we most commonly use in brewing. Learn how and where you too can join the hunt for novel yeast strains.

A Simple Guide to Hop Charges

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When hops get added to your brew will dictate what their main purpose is for that beer. Drew and Denny dig into how the timing will determine when and how much of our favorite aromatic flowers to add.

All-In-One Brewing System Advice

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The Anvil Foundry is one of several mash-boil combination systems on the market using a removable cylinder with perforated bottom section to contain the mash. In contrast to the old school mash tun cooler design, these all-in-one (AIO) systems allow for step mashing using an electric heater element installed in the bottom of the kettle

Crafting Flavorful Hard Seltzers

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Photo courtesy of Charles A. Parker/Images Plus Thanks for the fun question, Skip! Now that seltzers have been around for a couple of years, brewers have figured out that the best way to make clean bases is to pitch a mixture of nutrient and yeast into whatever sugar substrate is chosen, oxygenate at much higher

Utilizing A Brewing Water Calculator


Me and my big fingers! Did I type some words about my water tool? While it’s tempting to geek out with water math, I’ll try to keep this answer informative without jumping

Water Ways, Fermenting Seltzers, And All-In-One Brew Systems

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A good water calculator makes pH adjustments and salt additions much easier and predictable. Mr. Wizard explains his calculator and shares tips for both making flavorful hard seltzers and a first-time brewer on an all-in-one brew system

Gordon Strong’s American Porter

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My example is in the style of Anchor Porter, in that it is a balanced but bitter version that isn’t high in alcohol. It retains the drinkability of the style.

American Porter: A robust dark brown ale

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Often overlooked by its bigger, bolder, stout cousin; porter still has a loyal following. Find out the history and keys to brew one of its sub-styles, the American porter.

Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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A staple of the American craft beer scene, Firestone Walker Brewing Co. has won enough awards to make any brewer jealous. Here they share secrets to their rather unique take on a traditional Märzen.

Firestone Walker Brewing Co.’s Oaktoberfest clone

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Oaktoberfest has been part of the Firestone Walker lineup for about 20 years, but was originally a small volume beer brewed for Oktoberfest celebrations in and around the Paso brewery.

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