May-June 2020

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Root Down Brewing Co.’s Bine clone

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Bine should be near brilliant clarity and a burnished golden color with moderate high carbonation. The hop aroma and flavor are intense and feature passion fruit, papaya, grapefruit, lemon rind, pine, and resin. The strong hop bitterness is firm but not abrasive while the dry finish keeps you coming back for more.

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Help Wanted: Yeast Wrangler. Repitching is a skill all brewers should know

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Repitching yeast is a technique that many brewers perform. Get some concise principles to make sure you’re making the best use of any freshly harvested yeast.

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Marketing and Branding: Understanding the core components

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Branding your brewery is a task that may not be taken seriously by many. Brewery-owner Cameron Johnson takes a journey through some of the key concepts to creating your brand.

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2020 Homebrew Father’s Day Gift Guide

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Reminder time . . . Sunday, June 21st is Father’s Day. What better way to honor your favorite man, father, husband, partner, or friend than with one of these fine homebrewing products. Nothing says “I Love You” to a homebrewer quite like a gift of a fine new piece of equipment or beer-related goodie. And if you are the dad looking for homebrew gifts, try leaving
these pages open with a big circle around the items you want. Don’t leave them guessing — unless you want another World’s Best Dad coffee mug.

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Ferment it All! Attack of the Juicy Juice boxes

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Juice boxes, but never drank them? One man decided to ferment it all!

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The Modular Worterator: Post-boil brew day needs in one unit

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An all-in-one post-boil system — whirlpool, filter, chill, and aerate your wort with the Worterator.

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Cutting Calories, Not Flavor

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“Light” or “low-calorie” beers make up a huge segment of beer sales for macrobreweries, which leads some to believe a beer needs to be bland in flavor in order to be low in calories. However, there are techniques and ingredients that can be used to cut calories in any beer style for those who want to enjoy a tasty homebrew while also watching their calorie-intake.

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Low-Cal Rye Brut IPA

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Rye Brut IPA (5 gallon/19 L, all-grain)OG = 1.039   FG =1.005IBU = 20  SRM = 4  ABV = 4.5% This is out attempt to brew a beer full of flavor but

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Biotransformation

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The word “biotransformation” has gotten a lot of buzz as brewers look to fermentation — and specifically, yeast — to transform the aroma of hops. Learn what exactly biotransformation is, how it occurs, and how homebrewers can use it to our advantage.

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The Evolution of IPA

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“I used to be with ‘it,’ but then they changed what ‘it’ was. Now what I’m with isn’t ‘it’ anymore and what’s ‘it’ seems weird and scary. It’ll happen to you!” –

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Unmalted Adjuncts: It’s okay to flake out sometimes

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There is a lot of negativity surrounding certain unmalted cereal grains. Many folks think they will cheapen a beer. Denny and Drew are here to set the record straight on this matter.

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Sapwood Cellars’ Cheater X clone

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Sapwood Cellars’ Cheater X clone (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain)OG = 1.079  FG = 1.026IBU = 80+  SRM = 4.5   ABV = 7.1% This is the culmination of what we learned during

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Sapwood Cellars’ Nu Zulund clone

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Sapwood Cellars’ Nu Zulund clone (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain)OG = 1.055  FG = 1.007IBU = 0  SRM = 3.5  ABV = 6.3% Sapwood Cellars’ one and only kettle sour was a sour IPA

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Sapwood Cellars’ Western Shore clone

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Sapwood Cellars’ Western Shore clone (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain)OG = 1.070   FG = 1.017IBU = 80+  SRM = 4  ABV = 7.1% Our take on a West Coast IPA, through the

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Gordon Strong’s Belgian Dark Strong Ale

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I’m presenting a fairly complex recipe that uses layers of malt flavor to build a solid base that displays the yeast character well.

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Belgian Dark Strong Ale: A quad by any other name

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For those that love big, bold Trappist-style beers, the Belgian dark strong ale is the pinnacle. Learn some of the secrets to crafting a version of this style that would make a monk sing.

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Gose: A Modern Take on an Ancient Style

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“Gose” is a German word and is pronounced “GO-zah.” The beer is named after the river Gose that runs through the town of Goslar where the beer originated. Gose was first brewed

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Gold Hammer Gose

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Gold Hammer Gose (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain)OG =  1.040  FG = 1.006 IBU = 8  SRM = 3  ABV = 4.3% This is a straightforward recipe for a classic, refreshing Gose. Ingredients5.25 lbs.

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Anderson Valley Brewing Co.’s Blood Orange Gose clone

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(5 gallons/19 L, all-grain)OG =  1.038  FG = 1.005IBU =  12  SRM = 3  ABV = 4.4% Anderson Valley has become well-known for their variety of fruited Goses. This example uses blood

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Always Question Your Instruments, Brewing Water Tweaks and Fermentation Questions

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Brewers put a lot of faith in their instruments . . . but are they testing them? The Wiz answers several questions on this. He also covers adjusting alkalinity in reverse osmosis water.

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Always Question Your Instruments: III

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On the surface, this question looks like a no-brainer. Of course the enzymes in the mash were deficient, right? 55% enzyme-free adjunct, longer than normal mash at a moderate temperature perfect for

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Always Question Your Instruments: II

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If fermentation is truly complete, what you are seeing in your airlock is most likely the signs of carbon dioxide in the beer equilibrating with the environmental conditions of temperature and pressure.

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Always Question Your Instruments: I

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My column usually lacks a theme within a single issue and my answers tend to be long, but this short answer is going to contribute to a theme in this issue about

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Mr. Wizard

Brewing Water Tweaks

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Grain bill, grist ratio (mash thickness), and salt additions all affect mash pH. I am not going to address specific how-to details related to the EZ Water Calculator in this answer, but

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Root Down Brewing Co.

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So how you gonna kick it? The Replicator goes “old-school” with a gold medal-winning IPA from Root Down Brewing Co. They kick it from the root when they break it on down.

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Dry Hop Like A Pro

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If dry hopping is still new on your radar, get some pointers on doing it right.

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Brewing NEIPA – Tips from the Pros

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The current darling of the craft beer (and homebrew) world, New England IPA (NEIPA) requires copious amounts of late hop additions, but there is a lot more to making a world class

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The Impact of Fermentation on Aroma

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In the “Mail” of the December 2019 issue of BYO, the question was asked “Does fermentation really strip hop volatiles?” This question piqued my interest as a homebrewer and analytical chemist.  The