September 2018

Mr. Wizard

Mr. Wizard

Brewing a Brut IPA

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Brut IPAs are the current IPA rage blazing across the nation. Kim Sturvandt at Social Kitchen & Brewery in San Francisco is credited with being the first brewer to create this type

Mr. Wizard

Mr. Wizard

Yeast Dosing Specifics

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The basic method for this process uses a carboy and plastic bottling bucket, and begins with relatively clear beer. If you want maximal clarity, cold crashing definitely makes a big difference; this

Mr. Wizard

Mr. Wizard

Brewing a Hop Bomb

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As simple as it sounds, many brewers who are brewing super hoppy beers are using lots and lots of hops! And I do mean lots of hops. Back in the 1980s, few

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Mr. Wizard

Carbonating in a Unitank

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There a few ways to go about carbonating beer using a stone, and I think your approach is sound, but needs a few changes. I will review the method that has worked

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Caution: Homebrewers at Work

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The fun hobby of homebrewing can become dangerous if safety precautions are not taken. Always keep these safety tips in mind.

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Malt Mills

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Grain mills all serve the same general purpose, but each rely on unique features and materials to get the job done. We compare 10 homebrew mills on the market so you can find the mill that best suits your needs.

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Return of a Classic Sour Ale

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Lambics have become popular among brewers around the world as the craft beer bug spreads, but we return to where it all began to learn the techniques and history of Belgian lambic.

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Recipe

Zoc’s Traditional Lambic

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A traditional lambic from Paul Zocco.

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Understanding Base Malt

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Though not as glamorous as hops and yeast, or even specialty malts, for that matter, base malt is the backbone of beer. Learn what differentiates each base malt and when one may be better than another.

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Master Malt Analysis

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Get a better understanding of what makes up the malt you use by learning how to interpret a malt spec sheet.

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Kombucha

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Got fermentation fever? Kombucha — tea fermented with Brettanomyces and other microbes — may be a fun change of pace. Learn the history, brewing techniques, and recipes for this ancient fermented beverage that has boomed in popularity in recent years.

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Recipe

Apple Pie Kombucha

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Easy-to-make apple pie kombucha.

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Recipe

Pomegranate Blueberry Kombucha

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Easy-to-make pomegranate blueberry kombucha.

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Recipe

Pear Ginger Kombucha

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Easy-to-make pear ginger kombucha

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Recipe

Kombucha

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An easy-to-follow recipe for kombucha.

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a single-tier, three-vessle homebrew system

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Homebrew Drool Systems – Fully electric, bottom-drained, HERMS system

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Joel Simard • Gatineau, Québec My brewing system is a fully electric bottom-drained, single-tier HERMS system. Both the hot liquor tank and the kettle are each fitted with a 5500 watt water

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Understanding Malt Lingo

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There are plenty of technical terms that surround the cereal grains that we brewers use as a source of sugar to make beer. Understanding the brewing jargon used when talking about malt can be very helpful.

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Junkyard Brewing Co.

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The Replicator chats with Junkyard Brewing Co. to uncover some secrets to making a great peanut butter stout.

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Recipe

Junkyard Brewing Co.’s Peanut Butter Bandit clone

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One of the largest concerns with adding peanuts to a beer centers on the slick and unpleasant mouthfeel contributions and impedance of head formation/retention due to peanuts’ significant oil content. When compared to other eating nuts (almonds, walnuts, cashews, pine nuts, etc.), peanuts share a similar profile to another nut used commonly in brewing, the hazelnut.

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Brewing a Hop Bomb, Yeast Dosing Specifics and Carbonating in a Unitank

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The Wiz answers a reader question about brewing the most aromatic kind of IPA possible. Also find tips on adding yeast for bottling and force carbing in a unitank.

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American IPA – The flagship American craft beer

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American IPAs continue to dominate the craft beer market. Gordon Strong brings his knowledge of crafting a delicious homebrewed version of this style, for all to enjoy.

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Recipe

Gordon Strong’s American IPA

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My recipe is a bit old school since I’m not using the latest sexy hop varieties. I’m just using good old Centennial, which was first called a “Super Cascade” when introduced. It has many of the same characteristics, like citrus, grapefruit, and pine. It’s like talking to an old friend.

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Wort Aeration – Providing an environment to flourish

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Wort aeration is an important part of growing happy and healthy yeast in your fermenter. Aaron Hyde explains the how, what, why, and when of this technique.

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Sour Sans Bacteria – Brewing with lactic acid-producing yeast

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New strains of yeast are being released in dizzying array thanks to yeast wranglers. Discover some of the benefits and pitfalls of these new strains being offered.

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Project

Glass Rinser – A portable cup rinsing station

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Ever served your beer at a brewfest only to find you’re pouring your beer into dirty glassware? Here is a portable DIY glass-rinsing station to put your best beer forward. Alternatively, this concept could be used to add a rinse station to your bar at home.

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The Freedoms of Nanobrewing

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Due to size alone, nanobrewers can take advantage of certain freedoms that larger-scale brewers would find inhibitory. Ashton Lewis explores this concept.

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A Brewer’s Story – Discovering the world through beer

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Join one homebrewer as he tastes and brew-hops his way on a four-month trip around the world.

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Article

BIAB: Tips From the Pros

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Brew-in-a-bag (BIAB) continues to grow in popularity around the world. Learn from two brewers well versed in maximizing the BIAB experience.