Date: October 2016

19 result(s).

Build a Fermentation Temperature Control System

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Whether the topic is brewing techniques or DIY projects, learning and sharing with others have played a huge role in my homebrewing hobby. A common problem that I’ve found a lot of

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Sanitation Techniques

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In the September 2016 column I discussed cleaning techniques in the brewery, so now we must look at sanitizing brewing equipment, since that comes after cleaning. That’s a very important statement in

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Rock Art Brewery: Limited Access clone

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Rock Art uses a cleaner American/California Ale strain in this beer compared to some of the other New England IPAs, the unfiltered product still has a glowing haze thanks to the huge late bursting of hops and a high dry hopping rate.


Foundation Brewing Company: Epiphany clone

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Foundation Head Brewer and Co-Owner Joel Mahaffey says, “The characteristics that I feel are the hallmarks of a Maine IPA are a soft body, modest but solid malt backbone, low bitterness (but sufficient to avoid cloying sweetness), and a dominating hop flavor and aroma profile. Characteristics should lean towards fruit, be it citrus or tropical, but notes of pine and resin are also perfectly acceptable.”

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Trillium Brewing Company: Sleeper Street clone

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Trillium brewers describe this beer on their website as, “Opaque orange-yellow in color with floral aromas of lime zest, grapefruit peel, pine sap, and candied orange.”


Tree House Brewing Company: Julius clone

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This “New England style” IPA is bursting with American hops filled with mango, passionfruit, and citrus.

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The Alchemist: Focal Banger clone

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While the recipe for Focal Banger has been known to change over the years, the hop combo has been one thing that hasn’t changed.

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Brewing Extract-Based Sour Beers

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When I wrote American Sour Beers I ignored extract brewers (sorry), other than a brief note on page 307 about adapting all-grain recipes. I mentioned malt extract several other times, but only

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All About Brett

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A glass of a saison brewed with “The Mad Fermentationist” house Brett/Saison blend hopped with Hallertau Blanc and Huell Melon, and blended with a bottle of Alsatian Gewürztraminer. In 2012 Chad Yakobson

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Hop Combinations

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Paradoxically, recipe construction is at once an element of the brewing process that gets far too much attention — and also not enough. It gets too much attention in that too many

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Craze for the Haze: New England IPAs

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Centered in the northeastern corner of the USA, the hazy IPA has taken on a cult following in recent years. But the trend hasn’t come without backlash. In fact there is no

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Lautering 101

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  If you’re an extract brewer thinking about going all-grain, one of the most important steps to understand, after mashing, is lautering. Lautering is the process by which the brewer separates the

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19 result(s) found.