Date: September 2014

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Crushing Grains for Beginners

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Whether it is grains, hops or adjuncts used in brewing, the freshness of your ingredients makes a huge difference. When it comes to grains, you can order them pre-crushed, but if you

Chalkboard Kegerator

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The first-time homebrewer usually finds the entire beer-making process new and enjoyable. The second time around, bottling is usually seen as tedious, yet still rewarding. Every time after that scraping labels and


Weyerbacher Brewing Company: Imperial Pumpkin Ale clone

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This hearty, full-bodied, spicy pumpkin ale is rich with cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, and clove.
Fruit Beer, Spice, Herb and Vegetable Beer
All Grain, Extract with Grains

Smuttynose Brewing Company: Pumpkin Ale clone

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“This beer was designed to have some nice sweetness created by a mix of caramel malts and we wanted a decent hop presence as well. Over the years we’ve reduced the amount of cloves we’ve added as that one spice always seems to be the one to throw things out of balance. If I was brewing this at home I’d go easy on the clove and add more in later batches if needed.” ~ David Yarrington, Brewmaster
Fruit Beer, Spice, Herb and Vegetable Beer
All Grain, Extract with Grains

Understanding Beer Spoilage

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Microorganisms can cause undesirable effects on beer in several ways, including undesirable changes in beer flavor and aroma. Growth of microorganisms on raw materials or in wort can produce changes that alter

Hop Pairing & Substitution

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When the esteemed editorial staff of BYO suggested the topic of pairing hops and hop substitution, I thought it would be an interesting one to write about. Then I sat down to

No Chill Brewing

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As the name suggests, no-chill brewing is the simple process of skipping the chilling step of homebrewing. It has had its ups and downs for me on California’s Central Coast. On the

Pumpkin Beer Tips & Clone Recipes

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“Drip…drip…drip.” I only had 2 ounces (57 g) of rice hulls in my grain bag while brewing my second-ever pumpkin beer. In hindsight, I should have ditched the plan, but at 10

Homegrown Grain to Glass: An All-Michigan Beer

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It seems as though there are a few things you learn early on as a homebrewer, including where your ingredients come from. Your hops come from the Yakima Valley, Germany or more

Homebrew Safety: Tips for Avoiding Injury

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I learned about safety in my homebrewery the hard way. I started out homebrewing about ten years ago wearing flip flops, and usually shorts, with not a care about the dangers all

Maximize Your Mash: Understanding Impact of Equipment & Temperature

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There is an old saying that brewers make wort but yeast make beer. It is hard to argue against that fact, but the wort we feed the yeast will determine the final

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