October 2015

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Coffee American Rye Ale

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This combines the spicy flavor profile of you basic rye ale and adds a shot of coffee to boost the complexities found in the beer’s profile.

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Project

Build an Indoor Vent Hood

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A repurposed large mixing bowl is used as the hood on this vent build optimal for brewing indoors.

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Harvesting Homegrown Hops

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Growing your own hops is a fun way to make your homebrew a little more homemade and can provide the freshest hops in your beer. We’ve run plenty of articles on how

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Kodiak Island Brewing Company: Oktoberfest clone

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This traditional Oktoberfest is a classic take on the German style, featuring an amber color and sweet, malty notes.

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Experimenting with Cider

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As every devoted homebrewer knows, hard cider can be boring to make. You need only two ingredients for cider — apples and yeast — and starting a batch requires just five minutes

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Homebrewing with Chocolate

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I believe it was Fred Eckhardt who first put the idea into my mind that chocolate could go well with beer. My reaction was that this was nonsense and that adding chocolate

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Brewer’s Thumbprint: 5 Homebrewers & 1 Recipe

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I’ve always been curious about whether or not it’s truly possible to “clone” a beer on a homebrew scale. Consider the number of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale or Stone IPA clone beers you’ve

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Brewing Better Belgians

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  Belgian ales are complex and elegant. They’re my favorites to homebrew and drink. One issue I’ve had, however, is finding a Belgian beer that’s less than six months old in the

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Troubleshooting Homebrew

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Modern homebrew has improved greatly since I first began brewing in the mid-1990s. Better ingredients, equipment, and information has led homebrewers to avoid many of those formerly commonplace mistakes and produce commercial-quality

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Crafting Coffee Beers

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Coffee and beer are two of the most popular beverages in the world. Both have complex flavors and aromas and can be found in a wide variety of styles. Even better, coffee

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Fresh Malt Extract is Best

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Picture the scene: You walk into your local homebrew shop intent on brewing a great batch of beer this weekend. Grabbing some extract off the shelf you notice it’s dusty — typical

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Hop Shelf Life & Egg Finings: Mr. Wizard

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Q I have a random assortment of leftover hops in the back of my freezer that is about a year old. I always freeze the unused portions right away so they don’t

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Brewing with Fresh (Wet) Hops: Tips from the Pros

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The window to use fresh hops (that have not been dried) is small, but the reward can be great. Here are some tips to help take advantage of what nature gives us.

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Kodiak Island Brewing Co.’s Oktoberfest: Replicator

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Dear Replicator, A couple of years ago my dad decided to take my brother and I on what he called an “extreme guys fishing get away.” I wasn’t too excited about the

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Liquid Pumpkin Pie

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Liquid Pumpkin Pie (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain) OG = 1.054 FG = 1.014 IBU = 15 SRM = 13 ABV = 5.4% Ingredients 4 lbs. (1.8 kg) UK Golden Promise™ malt 2

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Back Sweetening Hard Cider

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Use these techniques for adding sugar back to your hard cider after it ferments to dryness.

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Autumn Seasonal Beer

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Explore “autumn seasonal beer.” While the category may be new, pumpkin beers have long been a fall favorite.

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Football & Homebrew

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When he’s not punting footballs, former Pro Bowler Brandon Fields is often pursuing another passion: Homebrewing.