Date: May-June 2014

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Motorize Your Mill

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Crushing grain immediately prior to mashing is one of the hallmarks of homebrewing at its finest and is well documented in numerous articles. I have used a drill-powered mill for years, but

Thunder Island Brewing Company: Vitamin K Kölsch

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This light yellow German-style ale is no longer brewed by Thunder Island, but you can brew it at home for a fresh, crisp brew for the summer.
Kolsch and Altbier
All Grain, Extract with Grains

The Chemistry of Beer Flavor

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Beer is comprised of hundreds of different chemical compounds that contribute to the overall flavor and aroma perception of the beer. Different styles of beer have different flavor and aroma characteristics that

Preparing Your Beer for Competition

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Some people want to enter competitions to win medals, others simply want to find out the judges’ opinions on what they think is a great beer. I remember a time when the

Brewing All-Brett IPA

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Beer historian Ron Pattinson, of the blog Shut Up About Barclay Perkins, is famous for writing about the longevity of ideas in the brewing community. His research provides some necessary grounding to

Hops Down Under

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Hops have been grown in New Zealand and Australia since the early 19th century. Until the late 1950s, Australian beers mainly used English-bred Whitebine Grape, Kent Goldings and Fuggles from Tasmania, and

Blending Sour Beers with the Solera Method

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The primary obstacle to dependable home production of perfectly balanced sour beers is limited blending options. Craft brewers capitalize on their size to fill many barrels; they taste and combine these components,

Making Your Own Flavored Syrups for Berliner Weisse

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Berliner weisse is a style of beer that is frequently sweetened in the glass with a dash of flavored syrup, which is known as “with a shot,” or “mit Schuss” in German.

New World Berliner Weisse

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Achtung! The Germans are coming, the Germans are coming! As Daniel Fromson wrote in the Washington Post on August 27, 2013, “For decades, American brewers have infused foreign beer traditions with boldness

Fruit Beer, Crisp Finish, Storing Ingredients & Peppers: Mr. Wizard

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Q I would like to brew a batch of raspberry wheat beer without using concentrated flavoring. The flavor concentrates work well, but i would like to try brewing with real berries. Mike

Expanding Equipment: Tips from the Pros

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When it comes to homebrew equipment, you can spend as much (or as little) as you’d like and still make quality beer. but there comes a point when every homebrewer decides it’s

Thunder Island Brewery Vitamin K Kölsch: Replicator

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Dear Replicator, While hiking the Pacific Crest Trail with a buddy, we found Thunder Island Brewery in the small town of Cascade Locks, Oregon. All the beers were good but the Vitamin

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