Competitions can be a fun way to learn more about brewing better homebrews — and maybe earn some bragging rights as well. If you are interested in seeing how your homebrews stack
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If you enjoy the Lagunitas Brewing Co.'s A Little Sumpin Sumpin, then you should enjoy this homebrewed version. Smooth malt background with the help of wheat and Victory® malt and a huge hop profile.
As the name implies, this is a smooth version of a rye IPA. It has the characteristic “snap” from rye and rye malt, but this is not as pronounced as in some rye beers. If you’d prefer a more “in your face” version, try adding a pound (0.45 kg) of rye malt to your mash.
Bombay After Dark (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain) OG = 1.070 FG = 1.018 IBU = 49 SRM = 27 ABV = 7.1% Ingredients 11.5 lbs. (5.2 kg) 2-row pale malt 1 lb.
Belgian IPAs can be a challenge, balancing the Belgian yeast character with the hop character. You don't want one to overpower the other. This recipe helps toe that line.
This original high-gravity brew is made with Pilsner hops, German lager yeast, and German Perle hops and features a slightly sweet flavor and dry aroma.
I spent a lot of time controlling temperatures on the cold side of the brewing process in my early homebrew days, including temperature control during grain, hop and yeast storage, yeast propagation
Vicinal diketones (VDKs) are the products of normal beer fermentation within a brewery. The two VDKs that are of primary concern to brewers are 2,3-butanedione (diacetyl) and 2,3-pentanedione. Diacetyl in a finished
Your first thought on this term might be that this is the simplest form of brewing possible. Perhaps something like open the bag, sprinkle in fairy dust and drink the beer? But
by the numbers OG: 1.072–1.112 (17.5–26.3 °P) FG: 1.016–1.024 (4.1–6.1 °P) SRM: 6–25 IBU: 16–26 ABV: 7–10% When new homebrewers come into the hobby, it seems that they often focus on pale
It’s no understatement to say that these are boom times for homebrewing with the number of US homebrewers now currently estimated to be over one million. The growth in homebrewing is also
It may come as a shock to some homebrewers, but beer isn’t the only delicious thing that fermentation is responsible for creating. If you already know how to brew beer, it is