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May-June 2023

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Gale’s Prize Old Ale clone

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A clone recipe for the famed Gale’s Prize Old Ale brewed in 2022 at Dark Star Brewing Co.

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Brewing the Famed Gale’s Prize Old Ale

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First brewed about a century ago but on hiatus for more than a decade after ownership changes and turnover, the famed Gale’s Prize Old Ale was recently brewed again at Dark Star Brewing, and our authors had a chance to be a part of the brew day. They share the story and a clone recipe for the old ale.

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The Cool New Style: Cold IPA

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Cold IPA is the latest IPA sub-style sweeping the nation (and beyond). It features a grain bill that includes adjuncts to dry out the finish and is often fermented warm with a lager yeast, making cold IPA the perfect style to showcase hops. A couple of pros, including the brewer who invented the style, share their advice and clone recipes.

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Wayfinder Brewing Co.’s Chronokinetic Cold IPA clone

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A blinding sunlight-colored IPA, cool-fermented to showcase its clean balance of new Yakima hops and tropical New Zealand varieties. Juicy, tropical, citrus-lemon, mint, and a bit of dank. Chronokinetic is a sticky, time-altering journey to the hop nebula.

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Arbeiter Brewing Co.’s Cold IPA (Dip Hopped Variation) clone

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This particular cold IPA recipe is the only one Arbeiter dip hopped and the only one of around 6 or 7 variations on cold IPA they’ve brewed twice.

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A Fresh Look at Dry Yeast

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Still overcoming a poor reputation and misperceptions from decades ago, dry brewer’s yeast has come a long way. Innovations and new strains have made dry yeast a choice that is growing very popular among commercial brewers and homebrewers alike.

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Using Quick-Souring Yeasts: Tips from the Pros

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Homebrewers often think of kettle souring as the easiest route to quick-soured beers. However, new yeasts on the market both sour and ferment your beer in the fermenter, making the process easier, saving time, and retaining fermentation flavors. Three pros share their advice on these quick-souring yeasts.

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Performing Closed Transfers

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Limiting cold-side oxygen exposure is critical to your homebrew. If you serve your beer on draft, then the transfer from fermenter to keg may be the area where oxygen pickup is greatest, which is why knowing how to perform closed transfers is such a benefit. We lay out the equipment and steps necessary for this relatively easy setup that will keep your beer tasting fresh.

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National Homebrew Day

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On May 7, 2022, the Hops ‘n Paws Brew Club came together at a club member’s home to brew together for National Homebrew Day. This is their story about a great day to homebrew

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The Taproom Experience

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Venn diagrams can make for a great visual prop when trying to explain a theory. The Secret Hopper’s Andrew Coplon talks about how quality beer, engaging staff, and memorable atmosphere can work together in your taproom.

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Munich dunkel brewed by the author using the lagering techniques described in the story

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Lagering

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Have you ever been interested in how to optimize your fermentation and maturation processes when brewing lagers? Well, you’ve come to the right place.

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Yeast Pitch Blends

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With the advent of monoculture brewing in the late 1800s, most breweries around the world have slowly moved away from their traditional yeast blends in favor of single-strain brewing. Drew and Denny advocate for going back to blended pitches.

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Gordon Strong’s Italian Pilsner

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Compared to a German Pils, the late hops are the first thing to notice. The flavor and aroma hops are more prominent and the aroma can have a freshly dry-hopped character. The hops don’t need to be at the IPA level; just more noticeable than in a German Pils.

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Italian Pilsner

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While not exactly new to the craft beer world, the Italian Pilsner has been gaining popularity in recent years as consumers and breweries look to styles other than IPAs that can provide nice dry-hopped qualities.

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Excessive Foaming Issues In Kegs

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I agree with your suspicion that this problem may be related to temperature, especially if your walk-in cooler temperature swings up and down. A great start to troubleshooting would be to place

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Carbonation Issues, Excess Foaming, and Mash Thickness

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A homebrewer new to kegging pours his first beer a week after packaging only to find a flat beer. Mr. Wizard has some advice to speed up the process as well as for a homebrewer with the opposite problem of excess foaming. Also, learn the importance of mash thickness.

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The Importance of Mash Thickness

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Nice to know that our readers are also watching our video content online. Mash thickness is one of those things that many a brewer takes for granted because it simply lacks many

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Methods To Speed a Slow Forced Carbonation

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The two most likely causes of your observation is that your beer is not carbonated to your liking or that the aggressive pour knocked enough carbon dioxide out of your beer that

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dakota point's antoinette's antidote french-toast inspired pastry stout in a stemmed and logo'ed tulip glass

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Dakota Point Brewing’s Antoinette’s Antidote clone

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A French toast-inspired dessert stout that will require the brewer to fine-tune in order to get a version that they are happy with.

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Dakota Point Brewing

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The Replicator heads out to the Black Hills of South Dakota to fetch a recipe for the French toast-inspired pastry stout named Antoinette’s Antidote. Join along in the adventure to get this sweetly spiced breakfast treat in your glass.

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classic american pilsner with staw-golden hue in shaker pint glass

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J.E. Siebel 1-Fifty Classic American Pilsner

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Siebel Institute celebrated its 150th anniversary by releasing a classic American Pilsner recipe to share with the brewing world. Explore its details.

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Easy Water Adjustments

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Explore some easy water treatments whether you are working with city municipal water, well water, or utilizing reverse osmosis water.