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October 2022

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Titletown Brewing Company

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Green Bay, Wisconsin, is most well known for its American football team, but another reason to visit is one of its local breweries. Learn about Titletown Brewing and its legendary Green 19 IPA.

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Mild By Name, Mild By Nature

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English mild has been around for hundreds of years, yet it can still be a difficult style to put a finger on. That may be due to no single characteristic jumping out of the glass or the fact it has undergone numerous iterations throughout history. An Englishman explains why those beyond the U.K. should be taking a closer look at the humble mild. Plus: Four mild clone recipes from the U.K.

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Homebrew Chicha Beer

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Homebrew Chicha Beer (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain)OG = 1.048   FG = 1.010IBU = 0   SRM = 2   ABV = 5.1% This is a more traditional, rustic version using homemade and

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Cervecería Quiteña’s Fandango clone

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Cervecería Quiteña’s Fandango clone (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain)OG = 1.040   FG = 1.002IBU = 0   SRM = 2   ABV = 5% My deepest thanks go to Andrés Erazo of Cervecería

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Chicha Beer

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Chicha beer is a modern interpretation of the historical chicha drink from the Andean region of South America that respects tradition by using elements of the historical style with modern methods and ingredients. This reimagined style is open to interpretation, but is most often brewed with corn and other ingredients native to Latin America, has a slight sourness, skips the hops, and should be drank fresh. Learn more about this rustic style and how to brew your own chicha beer.

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Lautering for All-Grain Brewers

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There is more to lautering than just rinsing grains with water. You need to consider the design of the mash and lauter system, grain crush, temperature, sparge volume, lauter flow, pH, and more. Take a closer look at ways to maximize the efficiency of your lauter.

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Yes, Homebrewers Can

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Cans have become the packaging of choice for craft brewers over the past decade. More recently they have gained popularity among homebrewers as more single-can seamers hit the market. Crack open a can and take a look at home canning techniques and a comparison of systems for homebrewers.

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Cross Borders Brewing Co. & Dark Star Brewing Co.’s Intergalactic Mild clone

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Cross Borders Brewing Co. & Dark Star Brewing Co.’s Intergalactic Mild clone (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain)OG = 1.061  FG = 1.015IBU = 25  SRM = 22  ABV = 6.1% This recipe represents the hybrid mild.

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Steam Machine Brewing Co.’s Imperial Honeyed Mild clone

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Steam Machine Brewing Co.’s Imperial Honeyed Mild clone (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain)OG = 1.079  FG = 1.013IBU = 32.5  SRM = 5.7  ABV = 8.7% This is a good example of a modern homage

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Thornbridge Brewery & Bundobust Brewery’s Dark Mild clone

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Thornbridge Brewery & Bundobust Brewery’s Dark Mild clone (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain)OG = 1.039  FG = 1.010IBU = 25  SRM = 23  ABV = 3.8% A bit more chocolate malt than you’d usually see

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Elusive Brewing’s Microball clone

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Elusive Brewing’s Microball clone (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain)OG = 1.041  FG = 1.013IBU = 16  SRM = 18  ABV = 3.7% This is a great example of how to build the grain bill

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Killing It NAB

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If you are looking to brew a non-alcohol beer in your home or brewery, here is recipe and directions to produce one yourself.

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The Homebrew Milkman: COVID-19 brewing reflections

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When COVID lockdowns went into effect, a homebrewer sprang into action, crafting beers first for his social beer group and later for friends and neighbors. His efforts were rewarded with charity donations and gifts. Learn about this homebrewer’s “milk” route.

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Jockey Box Conversion: Using push-to-connect adapters

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For those that use a jockey box, most know maintenance can be a pain. A homebrewer decided an upgrade was needed on his with the goal of easy disassembling for cleaning.

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A Focus On Enzymes: Micro-fermentation technique for non-alcohol beers

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Brewing high-quality, low- and non-alcoholic beers has proven to be a huge challenge for brewers. Here is an approach to brewing a full-flavored beer with below 0.5% ABV.

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Into The Cider House: When fall calls, we pick up

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As the days get noticeably shorter many homebrewers around the world start to think about making hard cider. Find some pointers on getting the most from this year’s apple harvest.

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Belgian Tripel: A beer deserving respect

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Created within the walls of the Westmalle monastery in the 1930s, the Belgian tripel is now one of the most iconic beer styles in a country replete with them. Go in depth with Gordon Strong to learn about it.

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Gordon Strong’s Belgian Tripel

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For the right Belgian character, take care to let it ferment to completion, then cool condition it for several weeks.

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Using Sprouted Grains in Brewing

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Sprouted grains have been used for thousands of years for cooking and brewing, with malt being the ultimate sprouted grain product. The history of food and cooking is largely comprised of stories

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Carbonating Thoughts, Star San Water Temperature, and Sprouted Grains

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A homebrewer wonders about carbonating his beer in a keg or growler. Mr. Wizard explains the safety concerns with these two options. Also, is Star San supposed to be diluted in warm or cool water? Get the answer and the scoop on sprouted grains.

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Carbonating in Kegs or Growlers

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This is a great question and one I always like answering. Beer can be conditioned, a.k.a. naturally carbonated, by capturing carbon dioxide produced by yeast in a conditioning tank, bottle, can, or

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Titletown Brewing Company’s Green 19 IPA clone

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Trading bitterness for hop flavor, balance is the goal, especially with generous additions of caramel and Victory® malt that provide additional body, color, and balancing sweetness.

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Brewing With Rye

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Rye has a long and storied history in brewing but many brewers shy away from it. Learn some best practices for its use.