September 2013

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pilsner-lager glass, with no stem, a pale straw-colored beer with rocky head

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Mow the Damn Lawn

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When a summer thirst quencher is what you are looking for . . . look no further. This is the recipe that made Annie Johnson the 2013 Homebrewer of the Year.

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Double Pipe Wort Chiller

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In double pipe heat exchangers, one fluid flows inside a pipe and a second fluid flows in another pipe that surrounds the first in a concentric tube construction. It is similar to the commonly used coiled counterflow chiller, but instead of using a continuous length of a double pipe, the length of the heat exchanger is split in short, straight sections that can be cleaned with a pipe brush and mild chemicals.

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Attenuation & Flocculation for Beginners

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So you’ve finished the boil, cooled the wort, pitched your yeast and put your fermenter in a quiet place to let the yeast do what it does best — turn that wort

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Annie Johnson: Homebrewer of the Year

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The 2013 Homebrewer of the Year is unique in a lot of ways. For starters, Sacramento, California’s Annie Johnson is the first woman to win the American Homebrewing Association’s coveted award since

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Theory and Practice of Lautering

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Lautering is the act of separating sweet wort from spent grains. The act of lautering wort is physically very similar to filtration. The flow of wort through a grain bed can be

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Brewing Consistently

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“Play it again Sam” This quote is often used, but actually was never said in the film Casablanca (look it up if you don’t believe me). I have used it here because

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Legal Homebrew Recipes from Alabama & Mississippi

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Alabama and Mississippi homebrewers celebrate as the 49th and 50th states to legalize homebrewing Craig Hendry is completing his 45-minute commute to work through interstate traffic in Jackson, Mississippi by the time

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Reusing Homebrew Yeast

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As the popularity of homebrewing has grown over the last 20 to 25 years, so has the availability of quality brewing ingredients, especially yeast. Gone are the days when old school hobbyists

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Homebrew Yeast Pitching Rates

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“Brewers make wort, yeast make beer.” It’s a saying I’ve cited so many times over the years, I’d have stopped repeating it long ago if I didn’t like the sound of my

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Brewer’s Yeast & Brett Fermentation Flavors

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Yeast cultures have flavor. Ever tried one? An unfiltered beer with yeast in it therefore will have yeast flavor. But what about filtered beers? Yes, those beers have yeast-derived flavors too. Yeasts

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Mash Mixers & Batch Sparging: Mr. Wizard

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Q I used to get 75-80% mash extract efficiency with my previous equipment but I have been getting at least 90% since I started using my homemade mash mixer. I have read

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Los Muertos Brewing’s Agave Maria Amber Ale: Replicator

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Dear Replicator, My wife and i visited Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, in early March. I figured I could survive on Bohemia and Negro Modelo, so You can imagine my surprise that there was

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Mash Efficiency, Mash Mixing

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The Wiz discusses the merits of mash mixers and offers some tips for fine-tuning your sparge.

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Brewing with Brett: Tips from the Pros

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Two pros dish on the wild Brettanomyces