Date: May-June 2021

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Beer Evaluation: Tips from the Pros

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Experts from the Beer Judge Certification Program and
Cicerone program share how homebrewers can improve their beer evaluation skills and how it will help their brewing.


Ciphering Fruit Beers

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Calculating the impact a fruit addition will have on a beer’s ABV is tricky — so much so that even commercial brewers have gotten in trouble for miscalculating their influence on gravity. We take a closer look at the math required to get it right.


Dip Hopping

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Dip hopping — letting hops soak at about 170 °F (77 °C) for an hour — has been shown to boost pleasant hop aromas while suppressing or removing unpleasant off-flavors, like myrcene, and aromas that are derived from fermentation.


Kegging 101

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Get to know the equipment and techniques required to start kegging your homebrews. With some initial investment, you can soon be serving beers on draught in the convenience of your own home.


Small-Batch Brewing

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Five-gallon (19-L) batches have long been the standard for homebrewers, but there are some real advantages to brewing smaller all-grain batches. Whether as your primary system or to use as a “pilot” system, brewing batches of a gallon (3.8 L) or so requires little space and encourages experimentation with minimal risk.


Confluence Brewing Co.’s Blue Corn Lager clone

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“Blue Corn Lager is made like a classic American Pilsner with a twist. Blue corn makes a sweet wort, with a little bit of that corn chip flavor.” — John Martin


Confluence Brewing Co.

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A road trip across the cornbelt of America finds a reader enjoying an unexpected surprise of a beer in Iowa. The Replicator tracks down the story behind the beer, the brewery, and a recipe.


Fair State Brewing Cooperative & Arbeiter Brewing Co.’s Bibbidy Drippidy Hop clone

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Fair State Brewing Cooperative & Arbeiter Brewing Co.’s Bibbidy Drippidy Hop clone (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain) OG = 1.059  FG = 1.010IBU = 59  SRM = 4  ABV = 6.6% Some may call this recipe a “zero IBU IPA” as no hops are added in the boil.Of course, whirlpool and dip hop additions will contribute both bitternessand


Gigantic Brewing Co.’s Belmont Boogaloo clone

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Gigantic Brewing Co.’s Belmont Boogaloo clone (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain)OG = 1.051  FG = 1.008IBU = 12  SRM = 9  ABV = 5.6% “This beer dates from 2017 — it has nothing to do with any current extremist groups. It is a reference to Breakin’ Two: Electric Boogaloo. It was both our second beer made specifically


Boysenberry Crème Blonde Ale

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Boysenberry Crème Blonde Ale (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain) OG = 1.065  FG = 1.024IBU = 15  SRM = 5   ABV = 5% This fruit beer straddles the line between decadent and quaffable. The OG and SRM are for the base beer. The FG and ABV include the impact of the fruit addition.  Ingredients4.9 lbs. (2.2


Blood Orange Hefeweizen

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Blood Orange Hefeweizen (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain) OG = 1.053  FG = 1.013IBU = 9  SRM = 4   ABV = 5.2% Blood orange is a perfect match for the banana and clove of


Aeration and Oxygenation

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Learn about the terms aeration and oxygenation, as well as how and when to apply this brewing process.


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