October 2020

Mr. Wizard

Mr. Wizard

Dial In Your Brewing Water No Matter The Source

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Thanks for the great question about water. I will jump into the middle of the pool here and try not to stray towards the deep end where the abyss of things not

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Enzymes Ex Machina: Explore the world of exogenous enzymes

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For a long time the only enzyme most brewers would ever think about adding was some amylase enzymes . . . boy have times changed. Learn about the rapidly expanding world of exogenous enzymes.

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The Sandbank Brewing Co.: A once-a-year (or lifetime) experience

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After three hard days of riding a mountain bike through the turbulent escarpment zone in Zambia, what awaits riders is some finely crafted beer, made at home by the race organizer. Check out this unique story.

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DIY Draft Trunk Lines: When you want to run long draft lines

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When your keg storage unit (kegerator) and home bar aren’t going to be located in the same area of your house it’s time to run trunk lines. Here is how to build them yourself with the help of a glycol chiller.

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Session Beers: The drive to go little

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Bigger is always better, right? Not according to fans of session beers. Denny and Drew lay out some keys to crafting a fine example of a low-alcohol beer built with enough character to feel “big.”

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English IPA: Yes, you can call this India pale ale

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Many view their India pale ale to require certain character
istics, but those may not come close to what the classic rendition looked like. Gordon Strong takes us back to the prototypical IPA; the English IPA.

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Gordon Strong’s English IPA

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OK, this is about as simple as it gets: One malt, one hop, and single infusion mash. When you only use a small number of ingredients and you don’t do extra work to transform them, you really have to make quality choices. So, don’t skimp with your ingredients selection.

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Bitterness & The IBU – What’s It All About?

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In the earlier days of the American India pale ale, bitterness was king. The more Bitterness Units (BU), the better. We didn’t have the hazy-juicys, we had bitter and hoppy, piney, ashy,

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10 New Hops to Brew With

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It still strikes me as a little odd when I see a beer can boldly declaring “hops” as an ingredient. Sure, hops are an ingredient in almost every modern beer, but the

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Lupulin Brewing Co.’s Sophistry 06 clone

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Lupulin Brewing Co.’s Sophistry 06 clone (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain)OG =  1.072  FG = 1.015IBU = 27*  SRM = 5  ABV = 7.5% * Beers heavily dry hopped can differ greatly from

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Icarus Brewing Co.’s Pineapple Hindenburg clone

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Icarus Brewing Co.’s Pineapple Hindenburg clone (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain)OG = 1.064  FG = 1.016IBU = 17.1  SRM = 6  ABV = 6.2% This recipe was born out of a collaboration with the Ocean

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Indeed Brewing Co.’s Triumph Pale Ale clone

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Indeed Brewing Co.’s Triumph Pale Ale clone (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain)OG = 1.055  FG = 1.011IBU = 45  SRM = 6  ABV = 5.7% This single-hop pale ale from Indeed Brewing features juicy/berry/tropical flavors

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A Decade in the Making

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Humulus lupulus, most commonly known as hops, is a perennial fruiting plant that has been used in beer production for centuries. Beer is where the hops end up, but where do the

Mr. Wizard

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Yeast Propagation From A Bottle

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I love these two part questions that begin with great fundamentals and then segue into the meaning of life. You want to propagate yeast from bottles and are attracted to skipping the

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Yeast Propagation, Dialing in Your Brewing Water Profiles

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Feed yeast and they will grow . . . so why bother with these multi-step growth methods advocated by pundits? Mr. Wizard has some reasons. Also, find out about dialing in your water profile, whether using tap or reverse osmosis (RO) water.

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Traditional Umqombothi

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Traditional Umqombothi (~2.5 gallons/10 L, all-grain)ABV = ~2.5% Recipes for umqombothi vary wildly. Some use double the amount of sorghum-to-maize, others use more maize than sorghum. Some start with a vast amount

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A Sip of Tradition

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If I asked you to picture a beer, most of your imagined pints would be similar: The beer would be translucent and bright, topped with half an inch or so of foam.

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Varietal Beer Co.’s Africanized Wolves IPA clone

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Varietal Beer Co.’s Africanized Wolves IPA clone (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain)OG = 1.054  FG = 1.005IBU = 42  SRM = 4  ABV = 6.5% This New England IPA relies almost entirely on

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South African Hops

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Several years ago, when Anheuser-Busch InBev finalized its deal to purchase its closest rival, SABMiller, one bit of the sale caused particular angst among craft beer drinkers. That hops farms controlled by

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Late Hopping: Tips from the Pros

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Hop additions have been pushed back later and later in the brewing process of hoppy beers as brewers look to maximize aroma and flavor. We asked three pro brewers renowned for their

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Outer Banks Brewing Station’s Lemongrass Wheat Ale clone

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Finally, use the freshest lemongrass that you can find; pinch it and smell your fingers, it should have a citrus, ginger aroma.

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Outer Banks Brewing Co.

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A reader looks for a way to remember his late wife with one beer that she loved most — enjoyed in one of the settings she enjoyed most — the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

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Basic Tricks of Cider

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Making hard cider can be an extremely easy task but you may end up with a lackluster drink. Find out some simple tricks to getting the most from apples.

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The Moonlighter Challenge: Dangling a beer carrot

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If you’re looking for big laughs in a group atmosphere while maintaining a safe distance, you need to check out the Moonlighter Challenge build.