October 2013

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Dry-Hopped Hard Cider Recipe

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by Bryan Holmes • Citizen Cider, Essex, Vermont (5 gallons/19 L)OG = 1.060 FG = 0.998 ABV = ~8% Ingredients5.5 gallons (21 L) sweet apple cider1.5–2 lbs. (0.7–0.9 kg) sugar1 package dry Champagne

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Lawson’s Finest Liquids’ Toast clone

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Lawson’s Finest Liquids’ Toast clone (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain) OG = 1.059 FG = 1.013 IBU = 70 SRM = 33 ABV = 5.9% Ingredients 11 lbs. (5 kg) 2-row pale malt

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The Alchemist’s Holey Moley clone

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John Kimmich says that this beer was “dry hopped extensively with Cascade and Amarillo® hops,” which makes me believe he either used a lot of dry hops in one stage or dry hopped this beer in two stages.”

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Cloning Beers for Beginners

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There are hundreds of resources available to homebrewers looking to clone the world’s most popular beers. But, inevitably, we’ve all stumbled upon that obscure brew that flies below the radar — be

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Drill-Powered Carboy Cleaner

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I honestly can’t pinpoint exactly what got me started in homebrewing. I was looking for a new hobby and literally stumbled into it. I kid you not, before I brewed a batch,

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Cowboy Alt

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Jamil Zainasheff provides a classic Düsseldorf altbier recipe for readers here. You can find the full Style Profile column in the articles section to delve deeper into this style.

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HammerSmith Ales English IPA

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Recipe from Christopher Bowen’s brewing log. This is a recipe that won a gold medal and best of show at the 2007 Great American Beer Festival in the ProAM catagory, a silver medal at the AHA regional and a gold medal at the Kona Beer Festival in 2008. It is based off of a 19th century recipe from Samuel Allsopp and Sons LTD, circa 1860s. English brewers used tons of American hops in many beers during the 19th and 20th centuries. This was dry-hopped with Chinook, but other than that I used all East Kent Goldings. Chinook is a distantly related cultivar of the Petham Golding.

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Freetail Brewing Company’s La Muerta Imperial Stout clone

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Freetail describes La Muerta as, “A big, lush imperial stout . . . full of roast, smoke and chocolate flavors from an array of specialty malts.”

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Hill Farmstead Brewery’s Everett clone

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Named for Brewmaster Shaun Hill’s grandfather’s brother, this porter is brewed using American malted barley, English and German roasted malts, American hops, and the Hill Farmstead house ale yeast. It features deep dark flavors of coffee and chocolate.

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The Alchemist: Heady Topper clone

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The Alchemist specializes in fresh, unfiltered IPAs, and Heady Topper is the brewery’s crown jewel. Featuring a proprietary blend of six hops, this beer boasts a complex and unique bouquet of hop flavor without any astringent bitterness.

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Lawson’s Finest Liquids: Double Sunshine clone

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Double Sunshine is a sought-after Vermont Double IPA. It’s packed with juicy tropical fruit flavors and bright herbal aromas thanks to the abundance of US-grown Citra hops.

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Hill Farmstead Brewery: Abner clone

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Part of Hill Farmstead’s “Ancesteral Series,” Abner was named for Brewmaster Shaun Hill’s great-grandfather, who once owned the land where the brewery now stands. Described as “aromatic and flowery, bursting with notes of citrus and pine,” Abner is just one of the reasons why so many beer lovers make the pilgrimage to Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom to visit the brewery each year.

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Historical Homebrew – HammerSmith Ales

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The history of the city of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania is inextricably linked with brewing. At some city festivals, for instance, you might witness the resurrection of 19th-century Moravian city brewer-turned-mayor Johann Sebastian Goundie.

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Vermont Cult Clones

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It’s 2:30 on a Monday afternoon and I find myself sitting at a pub called the Blackback Pub in downtown Waterbury, Vermont (pop. ~5,000). It is standing room only and the pub

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Düsseldorf Altbier: Style Profile

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While driving through Germany on family vacation, the traffic started to slow to a stop on the outskirts of Düsseldorf. I mentioned to my wife, “That is the only place in the

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Build a Carboy Cleaner

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I honestly can’t pinpoint exactly what got me started in homebrewing. I was looking for a new hobby and literally stumbled into it. I kid you not, before I brewed a batch,

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Tips for a Successful Homebrew Club

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Brewing beer is fun whether you like to brew alone or with friends. Getting involved with a dedicated group of homebrewers, however, can have some real advantages beyond better beer. For starters,

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Making Your Own Hard Cider

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You might remember a time when a jug of cider that sat around in the fridge too long started to get fizzy. When you removed the cap there was a little spurt

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Lager Yeast Starters & Chill Haze: Mr. Wizard

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Q I always make a yeast starter in order to pitch the proper amount of yeast. Typically, I use a stir plate in the basement, which is a consistent 68 °F (20

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Freetail Brewing Company La Muerta Ale: Replicator

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Dear Replicator, Whenever I’m in San Antonio, Texas, I stop at Freetail Brewing Company, which has a great selection of beers including some with unique ingredients like prickly pear. Recently I enjoyed

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Yeast Starter Temperature

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The Wiz warms up talking about lager yeast starters and clarifies a question about chill haze.

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Single-Varietal Cider: Tips from the Pros

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Three cidermakers discuss single-varietal hard ciders.

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Small Batches

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Contemplating between two different yeast strains? Sounds like a perfect time for a small batch experiment!

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Hopped Cider

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Hop heads can take a break from drinking IPAs as more and more cidermakers are adding hops to their beverages.