May-June 2012

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Saison Ale

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Jamil Zainasheff states “The characteristic fruity/spicy flavors and aromas of this style come from fermentation, although some brewers do add spices. While some brewers may add spices, I prefer the more subtle and complex spiciness that fermentation develops.”

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Beginner Bittering Basics

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If you want to make a balanced beer, you need to know something about bittering. The alpha acids in hops bring bitter flavor to your beer so that you can balance out

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Build a Hanging Carboy Holder

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After a few years of homebrewing, what is one of the things we all start to run out of? Storage space! Horizontal storage space in our house, especially the garage, is in

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Blending Homebrews

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There is nothing new about blending beers, wines or spirits — humankind has been doing it for centuries. It is often done at the bar, notably with cocktails, wines made from different

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Cooking With Tripel

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The Trappist tripel ale is a beautiful beverage. My first experience with a tripel was back in 1993 when I had generally been consuming mostly what could be found in the grocery

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Brewing Belgian-Style Tripels

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Tripel is pale to golden in color, and strong (the BJCP guidelines list it as OG 1.075–1.085, and 7.5–9.5% ABV). However, three things keep it from seeming like a big beer — it’s

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Saison

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by the numbers OG: 1.048–1.065 (11.9–15.8 °P) FG: 1.002–1.012 (0.5–3.1 °P) SRM: 5–14 IBU: 20–35 ABV: 5–7% Sometimes I think defining saison is a lot like defining pornography: I know it when

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Oxidation, Gluten Free & Keg Pressure: Mr. Wizard

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Q Does adding pre-boiled water to the carboy after I rack my beer help against oxidation (less headspace) or hurt it (risk of splashing)? Adam Woods Belding, Michigan A Headspace can cause

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Pecan Street Brewing Company’s County Jail Pale Ale: Replicator

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Dear Replicator, Recently a friend and i took two days to drive around central Texas (mainly Austin) to visit new breweries. On our way to Fredricksburg we were driving through Johnson City

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Tudor Beer

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Recipe author Terry Foster comments on his Tudor Beer, “Overall, it was a good crisp, fresh-tasting session beer, resembling a low-hopped version of an English summer ale. This is not so surprising when you consider that in 1503 this beer would have been in competition with the maltier and probably sweeter unhopped ale.”

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What are some tips for making gluten-free beer?

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Celiac Disease is an immune reaction to certain gluten proteins found in wheat, barley, rye and oats. This means that when a brewery brews a beverage specifically for this group of people

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Adding water to carboys after racking

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Headspace can cause oxidation, especially in secondary fermenters. Anything that is done to eliminate air helps minimize oxidation. And adding de-aerated water can reduce the odds of oxidation, but the process deserves

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Tudor Beer

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Examine and attempt to decode the first written (hopped) beer recipe in England. Brew a beer that will please the historians and perhaps be fit for a king.

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Growing Hops: Tips from the Pros

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Got a green thumb? Advice from two hop growers on growing hops at home.