May-June 2013

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Mayflower Brewing Company: Replicator

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Dear Replicator, I’m not a hop head and usually don’t go for IPAs but recently I had the opportunity to tour the Mayflower Brewery in Plymouth, Massachusetts while traveling on business and

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Fermentation Temperature Control

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As you learn to homebrew, you will hear over and over again that you will need to maintain control over the temperature of your fermentation to maintain some control over the profile

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Bob’s Your Uncle

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A southern English-styled brown ale recipe

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Great Scot!

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Traditional Scottish breweries originally drew water from underground sources. Although some no longer have private wells, soft water remains the ideal base for a malty Scotch ale.

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Jacketed Mash Mixer

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I believe a gentle mixing process helps loosen starch particles from grains making them more available to hydrolyzing enzyme action. In spite of clear evidence from commercial practice where mash mixers are

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Rye Saison

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A Rye Saison recipe by Steve Fletty,from St. Paul, Minnesota

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Mayflower Brewing Company: Mayflower IPA clone

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Mayflower describes this beer as balancing a, “powerful hop profile with full malt flavor to create a smooth brew with well-rounded bitterness.”

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All Bark, No Bite

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Five years ago Oscar Youd decided, with the help of his family, to study how yeast eats sugar to create carbonation. Oscar was in kindergarten at the time, and the project was

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Adjusting for Filtering

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Gravity settling good, filtration bad,” was my conviction for a long while. I joined England’s Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) in its early days and am still a member, even though I

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Stein Beer

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Brewing on the homestead is just like living on the homestead: You grow your own, you make your own (when possible), you try to avoid buying stuff, you learn the conventional methods

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Malt Madness

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I’m always amazed by the fact that nature provided us with such a perfect ingredient to brew beer with. In their raw form, brewing grains are like a small safe needing just

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Beer Starts Here: Base Malts

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Like any structure, beer must have a foundation, which is what we call “base malt.” With malt extract the choice of base malt has been made for you, but in the case

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Belgian Blond

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I was recently in Belgium and, as always, beer was a significant part of the experience. One of the wonderful things about traveling in Belgium is experiencing the wide array of beers,

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Hop Stands & Hop Bursting: Tips from Pros

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A hop stand sounds like something you’d do with your car at a stop sign, while hop bursting conjures up images of flowers exploding in defense of being harvested. In actuality, both

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Jamil’s Belgian Blond

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Jamil Zainasheff provides readers with a recipe to brew up an authentic Belgian-styled blonde ale.

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Belgian Blond: Style Profile

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I was recently in Belgium and, as always, beer was a significant part of the experience. One of the wonderful things about traveling in Belgium is experiencing the wide array of beers,

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Saison for All Seasons

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Learn about the Old-World roots of this farmhouse ale.