October 2005

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Recipe

Autumn Apple Spiced Ale

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Autumn Apple Spiced Ale (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain)OG = 1.064  FG = 1.018IBU = 25  SRM = 11  ABV = 5.9%   Courtesy of Maltose Express Monroe, Connecticut Our Apple Spiced Ale

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A Beer to Guard

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Recipe author Horst Dornbusch states of the style, “The brew is not refined, but it is not coarse either. Instead, it is full-bodied and hearty, slightly fruity, unabashedly strong in alcohol and has a medium hoppiness — but with a powerfully malty, almost Port-like, finish. Bière de garde is clearly a sipping, not a quaffing, beer. I simply love bière de garde . . . but when it comes to beer, I’m a hopeless romantic!”

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Build a Hop Bine Wreath

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Rather than becoming landfill fodder, those withered dry hop bines can be recycled into a center of attention for the coming holiday season when they are formed into wreaths that welcome visitors into your homebrewery.

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Yukon Brewing Company’s Arctic Red clone

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According to Yukon Brewing Co., “Full malt body takes over the palate; not sweet, but bold, fruity and persistent. A snap of clean hop bitter grabs the back of the tongue and springs into the sinus cavity, blending with the caramel flavours that have wafted back with the nectar that is this ale. But the swallow goes down clean, almost dry, and leaves only a slight lingering presence of the abundant flavours that were just there, and now gone!”

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Mr. Wizard

How can you imitate barrel aging homebrew with oak chips?

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Popularity of beers aged in a variety of used oak barrels has really blossomed over the last decade and Sam Adams is one of the breweries that has come out with several

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Calculating Alcohol Content, Attenuation, Extract, and Calories

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Learn how to calculate measures of extract, real and apparent attentuation, alcohol content and how many calories are in your beer.

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Build a Multiple-Bottle Filler

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A full 5-gallon (19-L) batch of homebrew requires filling 53 12-oz. (355 mL) bottles. What if you could fill more than one bottle at a time?

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Brewing Sour Beers: Tips from the Pros

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Belgians, barrels and Brett — oh my! Tips from three brewers who are sweet on sour beers.

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Brewing with Brettanomyces (plus some Brett clones)

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Learn how to put the "British brewing industry fungus" to work in your home brewery. You don’t need to be a lambic brewer to show an interest in this barrel-loving wild yeast. Plus: two wild Brett clone recipes

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10 Steps to Better Extract Brewing

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Extract brewing is not just a simplified form of all-grain brewing. It’s a process that has its own set of challenges. Find out what these challenges are — and how to master them — without changing your whole brewing setup or spending a lot of extra time on brewday.

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Thanksgiving in a Mug

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Thanksgiving is just around the corner and many brewers may want to brew a special holiday beer. Coincidentally, several ingredients found in typical Thanksgiving dishes can be used for making beer. Let our recipes for pumpkin old ale, cranberry zinger ale and sweet potato ESB grace your table this year.