November 2014

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Homebrew Rivalry

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My identical twin brother, Jay, and I have been rivals since we were young; from sports to school to girlfriends, and even barbecue’n. There was this one time when we were both

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Session IPA Clones

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It is no secret that the best-selling craft beer style category in the USA is IPA. We have a variety of official IPA beer styles, including British IPA, American IPA and imperial

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Single Varietal Mead Making

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In its simplest form mead is a fermented beverage made from honey and water. The key to making fantastic meads is your honey, so don’t think of honey as a generic ingredient

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The Forced Ferment Test

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A forced ferment is a test used by many professional brewers and brewery labs to determine the minimum final gravity possible from a freshly-made batch of wort. By diverting a sample of wort

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Bohemian Pilsner

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The pale, bitter, hoppy lager known best to American homebrewers as Bohemian Pilsner and typified by the classic example Pilsner Urquell is also called Czech Pilsner, Czech Premium Pale Lager, Svetly Lezak,

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Bohemian Pilsner (Michael Agnew)

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Michael won Gold in 2010 in the National Homebrew Competition (NHC) with this recipe.

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Bohemian Pilsner (James Golovich)

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James won Best of Show at the 2008 Grant County Fair with this recipe.

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Bohemian Pilsner (Ted Hausotter)

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Ted has won several awards for this recipe, the best of which was second place Best of Show at the Masters Championship of Amateur Brewing (MCAB) in 2000.

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Bohemian Pilsner (Randy Scorby)

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This recipe was the runner up Best of Show at the 2014 Central Oregon Homebrewer’s Organization Spring Fling in Bend, Oregon with this recipe.

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German-Style Pilsener

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3 different hop varieties add character to this crisp and bitter German-style Pilsener.

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German Pilsener

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The Pils — short for Pilsner or Pilsener — is the northern German adaptation of the world’s first-ever blond lager, the original Czech Plzensky Prazdroj, which is more commonly known by its

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Build a Custom Beer Fridge

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After years of homebrewing, we had dialed in a few recipes that we really liked. However, with each batch we brewed, there was always some variation in the final product. After doing

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A Bitter to Be Proud Of

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Jamil Zainasheff provides readers with an English Bitter that they can be proud of. Find ingredients and step by step here.

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Best Bitter

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I just returned from a visit to London where I attended the Great British Beer Festival. London has always been a favorite of mine. The city, its people, its history, and its

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Nitro Beers: Tips from the Pros

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Joe Schiraldi is Vice President of Brewing Operations at Left Hand Brewing Company in Longmont, Colorado. In 2011 Left Hand was the first American craft brewery to release a nitrogen version of

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Diacetyl Rest

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One of the most common flaws in the beers brewed by homebrewers who are new to the hobby, particularly in lagers, is diacetyl. Diacetyl, which has a taste and aroma of butter

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Green Leaf Brewing Co.’s Green Leaf Stout clone

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With a dense tan head, Green Leaf Brewing’s Stout has a nose that exhibits notes of chocolate, coffee, and roasted malt. It’s heavy-bodied with a balance of sweetness and bitterness.

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Green Leaf Brewing Co.: Replicator

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Dear Replicator, My wife and I made friends with a couple from Vancouver, B.C. on their vacation up here in Anchorage. Last January we visited them and they took us to a

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Toolbox Pump

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For this pump project I used an old metal toolbox. The toolbox has multiple valves on in the front so you could use this system simply as a pump for transferring wort or whirlpooling after the boil without pumping unnecessary gunk through the chiller, or you can also easily add other components like a hopback without modifying anything. You can also use the pump to clean and back flush the plate chiller to insure that there’s no gunk left in it.

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Lawson’s Finest Liquids Super Session #2 clone

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Sean Lawson designed Super Session to be a hoppy, flavorful beer with low alcohol for those times when you are having more than one.

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Boulevard Brewing Company: Pop Up Session IPA clone

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This easy-drinking hoppy ale features a balanced bitterness and aroma with a slight caramel malt character.

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Fort George Brewery: Suicide Squeeze IPA clone

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This beer was brewed as a collaboration with Seattle’s Suicide Squeeze records. It is packed with Mosaic® and Citra® hops.

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Build A Homebrew Pump

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There’s nothing more frustrating on brew day than flipping your new shiny magnetic driven pump on and nothing happens.

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Oxygen Quality

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The Wiz answers questions about oxygen quality, not removing the trub and recipe formulation.

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Preventing (& Fixing) Stuck Fermentations

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By understanding the causes of stuck fermentations and how to avoid them, you should never get stuck again.

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A Stroll by the Wandle

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This recipe is inspired by the wonderful time I had visiting Sambrook’s Brewery in London to meet with the London Amateur Brewers club. I based this recipe on information Head Brewer Sean Knight shared with me about their Wandle ale.