Date: May-June 2019

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Brewing Award-Winning Irish Red Ales

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Irish red ale is a rather simplistic style to brew. It often only has one hop addition for the sake of bitterness, it doesn’t require any unique ingredients or brewing methods, and can be turned around pretty quickly. However, there’s a big difference between a beer that simply meets the requirements, and an Irish red

Setting Up a Homebrew Laboratory

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Everyone has their own reasons for homebrewing. Some do it for the creativity, others to be able to drink something they can’t find in a store. Some enjoy making things themselves, or the challenge of brewing clone beers, or to see how well their beer does in a competition. Homebrewing is a skill you can

Experiment with Yeast


In the beginning, fermentation was a mystery. We now know that the conversion of fermentable carbohydrates into ethanol and carbon dioxide is accomplished by Saccharomyces cerevisiae (or Saccharomyces pastorianus if we’re talking

The Little Things: What Separates the Best from the Rest

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What’s your secret?” It’s a question we get asked all the time and even more often since winning the National Homebrew Competition’s Ninkasi Award in 2017. But even before that, when we were consistently medaling at our local homebrew competitions in Texas, people would insist there must be some secret knowledge or ingredient we possess

Beer Cocktails

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Whether you find the idea of a beer cocktail exciting and brilliant, or if you haven’t quite jumped on the bandwagon yet, there is no denying that beer cocktails are gaining steam. Scroll through the almost 19,000 photos tagged #beercocktail on Instagram and find a sea of creative concoctions with every type of beer style

Gluten-Free Pale Ale

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Gluten-Free Pale Ale (5.5 gallons/21 L, all-grain)OG = 1.058  FG = 1.012 IBU = 36  SRM = 7  ABV = 6% This is a recipe I have brewed many times in many ways and is a great starting recipe for anyone trying to get their start in brewing, let alone gluten-free brewing. If you’re using

Gluten-Free Red IPA

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Gluten-Free Red IPA (5.5 gallons/21 L, all-grain)OG = 1.057  FG = 1.014 IBU = 85  SRM = 9  ABV = 5.8% Looking for something amber, caramelly, and hopped up? Another fun recipe that is reminiscent of the IPAs of a decade or two ago, with modern hopping techniques. I get a nice spicy pine off

Not your average Kilkenny Stout

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Not your average Kilkenny Stout (5.5 gallons/21 L, all-grain) OG = 1.064   FG = 1.025IBU = 23  SRM = 40  ABV = 5.1% This recipe is near and dear to my heart as someone of Irish descent. My inability to drink Guinness Stout was the cause of a great deal of sadness for myself, my

Hold the Gluten

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There is more to brewing gluten-free beer than substituting the gluten-containing grains with ones that don’t contain gluten. Explore the gluten-free brewing techniques and three recipes that can be enjoyed by anyone.

The Hardest Styles to Brew

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We at Brew Your Own recently posed a question to the readership on social media asking what styles they find hardest to brew, and why. The answers, as you’ll see, varied from lagers to traditional ales, to newer styles and specialty beers. Well, the editors of BYO aren’t just going to leave you hanging and

Enraptured in the Rye: A team effort to fill a rye whiskey barrel

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Follow the story of a group of homebrewers (and a professional brewer) as they take a used rye whiskey barrel and make a concerted effort to fill and then empty its contents.

The Draft Combine: Deep clean your draft system

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Serving your beer on draft can be one of the greatest joys of homebrewing . . . or the most frustrating. Learn some of the keys to keeping your draft system balanced and clean to assure a happy pour every time.

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