Date: May-June 2021

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2021 Homebrew Father’s Day Gift Guide

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Nothing says “I love you” to a homebrewer quite like a homebrew-related gift. Say so this Father’s Day with the help of our Gift Guide.


Brew System Chiller: A time-saving upgrade

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A homebrewer decided to step up to a plate chiller for his all-in-one brew system to reduce both the chilling time and his water consumption.

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Spruce Fest: A riverside brewing festival

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What started as a spontaneous idea between friends one evening while sitting around a campfire next to a river has developed into a pilgrimage for spruce beer fans: Spruce Fest.


Tasting Glory: Start your sensory program today

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Sensory testing should be put in place on day one of starting to brew commercially. Explore ways to establish and maintain a sensory program in your brewery.


Gordon Strong’s American Amber Ale

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The challenge in this style to me is restraint, and keeping the flavors in balance. If you do that, this could be a choice as one of your regular house beers.

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The Finer Things: Brewing with culinary delicacies

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Brewers tend to reach for beer additives that are easy to find and light on the wallet. But what about that $100 black truffle? Welcome to brewing culinary delicacy beers.

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Quick Pre-Brew Tips: Collective advice from fellow brewers

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We can learn so much from brewing with others. Denny and Drew pulled together some groupthink tips from fellow brewers and from their own experiences.

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American Amber Ale

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While its popularity peaked in the earlier years of the craft beer movement American amber ales are far from dead. Learn some of the key traits to brewing one of the classic styles in American craft beer lore.

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Using Water Profile for Brewing

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Rick, water chemistry can indeed be confusing. I think one of the reasons that the topic is so frustrating to read about is partly due to the number of different units that are used to express the concentration of ions in water. The analysis you sent from Ward Laboratories is typical of modern water lab

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Pre-Boil vs. Post-Boil Water Ion Concentrations

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This is a really good question. Water chemistry is discussed in terms of pre-mash concentrations with minimal attention given to the concentration of ions following mashing (and boil). Perhaps the primary reason for this view is that water chemistry’s greatest influence on beer is through its effect on mash and wort pH. Malt enzymes, protein

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Lagering Techniques and Two Water Chemistry Questions

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Mr. Wizard explores a lagering technique that popped up on a Czech brewing forum. Also, two readers ask questions regarding water chemistry.

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Alternative Lagering/Carbonation Method?

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Nice to see another great question coming in from brewers in Norway! The process outlined above may sound a bit extreme to the modern brewer, but the temperature and time progression described


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