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, in Fort Collins, Colorado brews the majority of its beers on a 50-barrel system, however brewers still put to use a 5-barrel pilot system at the brewery every week. This recipe (not to be confused with their seasonal imperial peach IPA Tree Shaker) was one of those pilot batches made available at the tasting room.
This beer is brewed with pureed pumpkins that are added directly to the mash, while pumpkin pie spices are added to the end of the boil. The finished amber ale is malty and smooth.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.