November 2007

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Metallurgy for Homebrewers

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Every homebrewer is faced with equipment choices, whether they make it themselves or buy it from a shop. That decision usually involves determining the best combination of cost, performance and anticipated maintenance

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Brutus Ten Build

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Brutus Ten is a 10-gallon (38-L), single-tier brewery situated on a stainless steel frame. The temperature of the hot liquor tank and mash tun are maintained automatically by two temperature controllers. If you know how to weld and have some basic electrical skills, you can build it yourself with these detailed plans.

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George Gale & Co.’s Gale Prize Old Ale clone

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This opens with a deep caramel apple character with notes of plums and sultanas. The tart fruity finish has hints of raisins and a spiciness lent by the rustic hops. One of the best examples of an old ale on the market.

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Recipe

West Coast Blaster

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A hopped-up American amber ale, Jamil Zainasheff provides the recipe for those who may want a bit more hop character in their American amber.

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Amber Waves

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Jamil Zainasheff provides homebrewers a more malt driven version of the American amber ale.

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Recipe

Red Lodge Ales Brewing Co.’s Glacier Ale

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According to Red Lodge’s website “Glacier Ale is modeled after the German altbier. It is deep amber-brown in color and has a caramel malt flavor balanced with moderate hop bitterness. Silver medal winner-2010 North American Beer Awards. Gold medal winner – 2007 North American Beer Awards.”

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Kraig’s Chocolate Raspberry Ale

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A amber-colored fruit ale with raspberries and chocolate added.

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Recipe

RCH Brewery’s Old Slug Porter clone

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A session-style English brown porter that despite its low gravity has deep flavors of dark chocolate, blackcurrant and tawny port. One of the very best brown porters of which most people have never heard of.

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Recipe

Broughton Black Douglas clone

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Dark caramelized fruit, bready malt, and treacle fill out the flavors of this beer. The finish dries out just enough to highlight the deep malt character. A unique take on the Scottish 80/- style that may even be better with a touch of smoky Scotch whiskey added to it.

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Recipe

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.’s Stout clone

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Creamy and malty with notes of dark caramel, chocolate, light molasses and ripe plums. An American stout that truly typifies citrusy hops and black malt.

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Recipe

Dogfish Head’s Chateau Jiahu Clone

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One of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery’s collaboration beers with molecular archaeologist Dr. Patrick McGovern. According to Dogfish Head’s website, “In keeping with historic evidence, Dogfish brewers use orange blossom honey, muscat grape juice, barley malt and hawthorn fruit. The wort is fermented for about a month with sake yeast until the beer is ready for packaging.”

Mr. Wizard

Mr. Wizard

Can botulism spores grow in concentrated extract?

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  Before answering this question about malt extract storage I want to remind our readers that there are no safety issues concerning the storage of wort that has been properly canned in

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Two Ancient Brews

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What’s old is new again. Dogfish Head Brewery has been brewing Midas Touch, a beer based on the residue found in an ancient urn, for years. Now they’ve added a second historically-recreated brew to their lineup – Chateau Jiahu. Learn how to clone these “archaeobeers.”

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Cylindroconical Fermenters

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Learn how to get the most out of a stainless steel cylindroconical fermenter

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Project

Build a French Press Hopback

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Add a hoppy aroma to your brews with a homemade hopback.

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Harvesting Yeast

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How to harvest healthy yeast from one fermentation and use it for your next – all the materials and methods necessary to repitch from batch to batch.

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American Amber Ale

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America is known for its amber waves of grain…and also for its amber ales. Find out how to brew this modern classic.

Mr. Wizard

Mr. Wizard

Can oats in homebrew lower my cholestrol?

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  I’ve been writing this column for 12 years now and am always surprised by the creativity of homebrewers, especially when it comes to redefining the daily role of beer in one’s

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American Amber: Tips from the Pros

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John Harris (Full Sail), John Trogner (Tröegs) and John Hiiva (Steamworks) explain how to put the amber into your American ale.

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Back in Black: The Truth About Black Patent Malt

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Burnt? Acrid? Or just misunderstood? Learn the truth about how black malt is made and what it’s good for. Plus: four clone recipes