Wort chillers provide several advantages, including reducing haze by precipitating cold break proteins, saving time, pitching yeast into proper wort temperature for better fermentation, and reducing the chances of infection. There are
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A homebrew club in Chicago has created a “maker” space for brewing beer — a dedicated brewhouse.
There is a yearly Chicago Homebrew Club Competition sponsored by Bell's Brewing called Hoptacular and this took second place in 2013, but still a C.H.A.O.S. club favorite and re-brewed several times. We have done lightly rested Bourbon Barrel versions as well.
Since our club are located one mile from ground zero of where all Bourbon County Brand Stout is produced (Goose Island’s Fulton & Wood Brewery, http://www.gooseisland.com/fulton-wood.html) it is only natural that we have a homebrew recipe of our own. This recipe has been tweaked over the last four years to produce phenomenal results . . . as long as O.G. is achieved!
Some of the best beers in the world can only be had on draft. We clone four US brewpub-only beers.
Barren Hill Tavern & Brewery Justa Porter clone Erin Wallace re-opened one of the oldest taverns in the United States two years ago, as a logical next step from her successes running
A potent hop driven American IPA with the help of Citra®, Simcoe® and Nelson Sauvin at the driver's wheel.
If you want to make a truly local beer, try sourcing locally-made malt. Four pros discuss craft malting.
One style that’s making a comeback here in the United States is Baltic porter. Although it can be brewed as a lager, many breweries have adapted to fermenting with ale yeast, which works well for this style.
While the Maibock whistles a sweeter, simple song, doppelbock comes at you full force. There’s no holding back malt flavor, aroma and complexity with this style.
Is the malt you select the most important decision you make when formulating a beer recipe or purchasing homebrew ingredients? It might not be, but I’d wager a bet you’re more worried
Many barley varieties suitable for malting live short lives, forgotten when something new comes along. Not so for Maris Otter, which celebrated it's 50th anniversary in 2015. Learn more about what makes this malt so special to brewers and find 4 classic British recipes to brew with Maris Otter malt.