Date: October 2014

22 result(s).

Filtering for Beginners

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Many homebrewers bypass the step of filtering their homebrew and instead use fining agents and cold crashing (storing the beer after fermentation has completed in a cold place for a week or

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Odell Brewing Company: Peach IPA clone

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Odell Brewing Company: Peach IPA clone (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain) OG = 1.069   FG = 1.013 IBU = 60   SRM = 6   ABV = 7.2% Odell Brewing Company, in Fort Collins, Colorado

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Captain Lawrence Brewing Company: Pumpkin Ale clone

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Captain Lawrence Brewing Company: Pumpkin Ale (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain) OG = 1.052   FG = 1.013 IBU = 19   SRM = 11   ABV = 5.2% This beer is brewed with pureed pumpkins

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Build a Mixing Valve for Consistent Water Temperature

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Every time I travel I try to visit the local breweries and, if I can, do a brewery tour of each of the establishments. After touring a few breweries I found that

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Brewing with Dark Grains

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Dark grains are an important ingredient in brewing many styles of beer. Grains that can be considered to be the “classic dark grains” include chocolate barley, black patent barley and unmalted, roasted

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Understanding Specific Gravity vs. Plato

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The simple hydrometer can tell us the gravity of our wort, and therefore the amount of extract we have recovered from our ingredients, and can even be used to tell us what

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2 Beers from 1 Batch: Partigyle, Split Boils & Split Fermentations

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I learned early on in this hobby that I needed to find a way to homebrew more beer without taking time away from other areas of life. I adopted a technique that

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Pilot Brewing Lessons & Recipes

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Photo courtesy of O.H.S.O. Brewery In order to think big, you need to start small. That is the prevalent thinking for many of today’s commercial brewers who frequently utilize pilot systems as

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Big Batch Brewing Techniques

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If you find yourself in need of more homebrew it is time to start brewing bigger batches. If you’re ready to “go Big,” Here is how to go beyond the basic homebrew

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Small Batch Brewing Techniques

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I’ve always homebrewed on the “small” side. I don’t mean in terms of gravity (although that’s usually true, too), but rather in terms of volume. Five gallons (19 L) is considered to

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Big Club Brew

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Every February, the PA Alers Homebrew Club based in Pennsylvania’s Susquehanna Valley, holds its annual Big Brew. This is our club’s marquee event — a gathering to brew a single recipe and

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Homebrewer’s Library: BYO Writers Pick Favorite Books

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New beer books show up in the Brew Your Own mailbox every week, but not every book is an instant classic. We asked some of BYO’s longtime columnists — Ashton Lewis (“Mr.

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22 result(s) found.