September 2008

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Debittered Black Malt

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Like dark beers, but not the bitter astringency that sometimes comes with dark grains? Don’t be bitter, debitter — by using debittered black malt, a dark malt with the husk reduced. Plus: clone recipes for Dragon Stout, Klosterbrauerie Ettaler Curator Doppelbock, Schneider Aventinus and St. Bernardus Abt 12 (60th Anniversary Edition) .

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Klosterbrauere Ettaler Curator clone

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This doppelbock is much darker tasting than others, with massive aromas and flavors of fruitcake, port, figs and raisins. Although extremely rich and thick, this beer is readily drinkable which poses a dilemma after a liter or so. There seem to be a lot of German bierkellars that have tilted, uneven floors!

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St. Bernardus Abt 12 60th Anniversary Edition clone

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This recipe is for their 60th anniversary edition, which is closer to their original recipe. Although probably not authentic, the debittered black malt will give you a much smoother product. It’s reported that St. Bernardus uses a different bottling strain than the fermentation strain, so we recommend using Westmalle’s yeast.

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Schneider Weisse: Aventinus clone

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This beer is basically a wheat doppelbock, made to compete with the true doppelbocks. It features notes of raisins, plums, bananas, cloves, and a touch of chocolate. A decoction mash and extended boil are really needed to bring out the dark malt and caramel flavors.

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Mt. Shasta Brewing Co.’s Abner Weed Amber Ale clone

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Leaning more towards the malty side of the spectrum, Abner Weed Amber Ale balances itself out with a touch of American hops and clean yeast profile.

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Desnoes & Geddes’ Dragon Stout clone

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Jet black, yet showing little evidence of roast character . . . more like brown sugar like sweetness.

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Jamil’s Murphy’s-Style Dry Stout

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Jamil’s Murphy’s-Style Dry Stout (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain) OG = 1.040 (10 °P)  FG = 1.010 (2.5 °P) IBU = 38 SRM = 33 ABV = 4% Ingredients 6 lb. (2.72 kg)

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Jamil’s Beamish-Style Dry Stout

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Jamil’s Beamish-Style Dry Stout (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain) OG = 1.041 (10.2 °P)  FG = 1.009 (2.4 °P) IBU = 35  SRM = 38  ABV = 4.1% Ingredients 6.0 lb. (2.72 kg)

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Jamil’s Guinness-Style Dry Stout

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A straightforward interpretation of the classic Guinness dry stout.

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Mr. Wizard

Bottling from a keg

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Kary, let me begin by stating for you and other readers that I absolutely despise oxidized beer. When I was a student at UC-Davis (located down the hill from Placerville), one of

Mr. Wizard

Mr. Wizard

High OG Measurements

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The easy thing to do here is to stick to lower gravity beers and you won’t have to address this problem. But if you are like most homebrewers and craft brewers who

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Brewing Scottish Ales: Tips from the Pros

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Big and malty (and not so hoppy), Scottish ale isn’t your typical
ale. In this issue, three US brewers offer some advice for brewing the
best Scottish ale possible.

 

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Pickup Tube: Projects

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Frugal brewers everywhere will appreciate this DIY pickup tube design (or at least enjoy a little extra beer).

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Buffers and Brewing

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What is a buffer and why should advanced homebrewers learn about them? Put on your chemistry cap and sit back while we attempt to take the bafflement out of buffers.

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Irish Dry Stout

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Think all stouts are thick, heavy and boozy? Think again! Dry stout is refreshing, light-bodied and low in alcohol. 

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Low-Hop Homebrew Recipes 

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The hops crisis has reduced the amount of hops available to homebrewers, but hasn’t diminished our desire to brew. For the temporarily hop hampered, we present 10 low-hop homebrew recipes. These beers are low on hops, but big on flavor. Plus: tips for getting the most from your hops.