Date: 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 into grilling ribs and each of us thought that we had the best ribs on the planet. After a long night of “sampling”


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 IPA. Add to that double IPA and Black IPA (or Cascadian Dark Ale). We are even starting to see variations like white IPA,


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 — it’s so much more. Honey is a complex mixture of sugars, flavors from the pollen as well as trace enzymes, minerals, vitamins,


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 from the main batch and causing it to undergo a rapid fermentation — through some combination of overpitching, elevated temperature, and/or agitation or


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, Svetle Specialni Pivo, or simply Pilsner. But why does it have so many names? The answer depends mostly on who you are, where


Bohemian Pilsner (Michael Agnew)

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


Bohemian Pilsner (James Golovich)

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


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.


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.


German-Style Pilsener

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


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 German name of Pilsner Urquell. The Plzensky Prazdroj was first brewed in 1842, in the Bohemian city of Plzen (Pilsen), by the Mestansky


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 a bit of research and speaking with other homebrewers, it became glaringly obvious that fermentation temperature played a much larger role in the


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