November 2017

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Key Lime Session Mead

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You can leave this mead still or carbonated to 2-3 volumes of CO2

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Pedal Haus Brewery’s Maple Milk Stout clone

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Pedal Haus Brewery (Tempe, Arizona) adds an extra layer of intrigue to their milk stout with a big addition of maple syrup near the end of fermentation. This recipe’s original gravity (OG) is based on the estimated gravity reading at the time the yeast is pitched. The ABV is calculated based on the inclusion of the maple syrup to the fermentation.

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Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co.’s Tres Leches clone

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This recipe from Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co. (Gilbert, Arizona) was a collaboration with Chris Bianco of Pizzeria Bianco and brewed to taste like tres leches cake with the additions of lactose, cinnamon, vanilla, and brown sugar.

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Launch Pad Brewery’s Cape Canaveral Key Lime Saison clone

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Lactose isn’t the only twist on this saison from Launch Pad Brewery (Aurora, Colorado), which also features lime peels, juice, and leaves, as well as vanilla beans to create a beer reminiscent of a key lime pie.

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Urban Family Brewing Co.’s Limesicle clone

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This is a “milkshake IPA” using lactose and lime zest. Head Brewer of Urban Family Brewing (Seattle, Washington) Isaac Koski says the dry hop addition in this beer rotates among citrusy hops including Citra®, Simcoe®, or Motueka. “These are interchangeable in my mind based on availability and how they are smelling.”

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Two Rivers Brewing Co. Esoterik clone

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Esoterik is a commemorative beer named in honor of Mr. Anthony Marraccini, who has contributed extensively to the work of the Arts Community of Easton, Pennsylvania – and it’s quite a tribute. The dark fruit really pops in this recipe, but only if you hold the alcohols in check.

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Speakeasy Ales & Lagers Scarface Imperial Stout clone

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This full-bodied imperial stout features notes of burnt caramel, coffee, and smoke.

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Smog City Brewing Company The Nothing clone

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Smog City’s winter seasonal double chocolate stout is named for the character, The Nothing, from the movie The Neverending Story. It is aged on raw cocoa nibs and should have the flavor of a high-quality, dark chocolate bar.

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Round Guys Brewing Co. The Russian Messenger clone

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Round Guys owner Scott Rudich takes a distinctly European approach to this beer, and the Pilsner and Munich malts that form the bulk of the grist lay down a great bready base for the rich brown malt and raisiny crystal to follow.

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American Brown Ale

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The American brown ale was a style that arose through two distinct channels, the craft beer world and the homebrew world. Here is Gordon Strong’s take on the American brown ale that arose via the craft beer world, such as Pete’s Wicked Ale.

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Russian Imperial Stout Clones & Brewing Tips

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“Stout” is a description that summarizes more than a half dozen specific beer styles, but there is no doubt that the imperial stout is king. Get tips to brew this tricky, high-ABV style, plus find recipes for 6 commercial imperial stout clones.

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Mr. Wizard

The Low Down on Water Softeners for Brewing

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I want to recap a few things before suggesting a solution to your water woes. Before your move, you had soft water that worked well for brewing. Now you have water from

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Mr. Wizard

The Importance of Brewing Ingredients

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In full disclosure, I work for BSG, a wholly owned subsidiary of Rahr Malting Company in Shakopee, Minnesota, and do bring some bias with the answer that follows. BSG sells malt, hops,

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Milking It: The New Age of Lactose

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Creativity in the brewhouse and experimentation with new ingredients by craft and homebrewers continues to produce new styles of beer and variations on traditional styles that would not have been dreamt of

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American Brown Ale

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Last May, I was in Argentina to judge and speak at the South Beer Cup, sort of the Great American Beer Festival of South America. I spent several hours traveling with Pete

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Milkshake IPA: Tips from the Pros

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Brewer: Michael Tonsmeire,  Sapwood Cellars in Columbia, MD Milkshake IPA is one of the latest adaptations in the Specialty IPA category, but many would argue against this nomenclature. With very subdued hop

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Making Malt Vinegar

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Homebrewers spend a fair amount of time and effort preventing beer from oxidizing. But the best-laid plans don’t always work out, and every brewer — and beer drinker for that matter —

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Large-Scale Homebrew Systems

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Be sure to check out the comparison chart of all the models covered here at the bottom of this article. Homebrew systems have gone BIG. Large three- vessel brewing systems are simply

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Session Meads: Making Carbonated, Lower-ABV Meads

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While mead is usually a double-digit ABV beverage, a relatively new style of more sessionable mead is becoming popular. Learn the keys to making carbonated, lower-alcohol meads to be enjoyed on any occasion.

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Full Batch All-Grain Brewing in a Small Space

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My brewing obsession began when a friend invited me to his house to make beer with him. He had a large house with a basement where he kept all his beer equipment,

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Icelandic Brew

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The history of beer in Iceland is interesting, not least for the effect of the prohibition, that in the case of the beer, was surprisingly long. The prohibition started in Iceland in

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Motorize Your Grain Mill

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Ready to motorize your grain mill? Learn how to convert a garage door opener to power your grain mill.

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Clear Steps to Filtering Homebrew

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If you’re thinking, “why would I want to filter my beer?” you’re not alone. Filtering is an excellent technique to implement when homebrewing. Clarity is important to many brewers and drinkers, and

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Nanobrewing: The Business Case for the Nano

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The year was 2012 and I was standing in front of about 300 people at the Craft Brewers Convention in Washington, DC armed with nothing more than me, myself, and I. This

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PEI Brewing Co.’s Black Banks Cascadian Dark Ale clone

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PEI Brewing has won a dozen medals at the Canadian Brewing Awards (including seven in 2016 and 2017) and remains a focal point of craft beer innovation not just on the island, but in eastern Canada. Black Banks was designed with the flavors of an IPA and the looks of a stout.

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Hit Your Post-Boil Volume

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Looking for some helpful advice on finding the sweet spot on your wort volume after the boil? We’ve got some advice.

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Brooklyn Brewery’s Black Ops clone

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Brooklyn Brewery’s Black Ops clone (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain) OG = 1.098 FG = 1.018 IBU = 28 SRM = 45 ABV = 10.7% Ingredients 15 lbs. (6.8 kg) 2-row pale malt