Topic: Aging

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Oak Alternatives for Beginners

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Aging your homebrew in an oak barrel can add more dimensions to your beer by imparting complex wood characteristics such as vanilla, cloves, coconut, or caramel, but barrels are not ideal for

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Techniques for Brewing Age-Worthy Beers

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I suppose most of us have dreamt of producing a beer that we will keep for years so we can pull out a bottle on special occasions to impress our friends and

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Making Barrel-Aged Homebrews

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I started barrel aging beer over a decade ago after attending a National Homebrewers Conference. It is amazing to watch the trend start up again with the little guys and trickle up

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Brewing Beers to Age: Tips from Pros

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As wine connoisseurs have known for ages, sometimes your favorite drink is better when aged. not all beers are ideal for cellaring. It takes the right style, ingredients and techniques to brew

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Cellaring Beer

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To keep or not to keep. That may not be quite the question Hamlet asked himself, but it is one homebrewers and beer drinkers in general might well ask themselves. If you

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Cellaring Beer: Tips from the Pros

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Wine isn’t the only fermented beverage that can improve with age. Many high-alcohol and sour beers change for the better after a few months in a proper cellar. in this issue, two

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Homebrewing Oak Alternatives

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Back in the 1980s and 1990s brewers would often ask whether beers that spent a long time in oak casks, such as IPAs, would have an oak flavor. I would reply (accurately)

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Oak Alternatives

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Oak barrels are great, but they’re not for everyone. They’re expensive, they take up a lot of room and they need to either be constantly filled and topped up with beer or

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Buying, Using & Maintaining a Barrel

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Beer and barrels just seem to go together — at least in some drinking songs. However, in modern breweries, beer is usually found in stainless steel vessels. These days, why would you

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Barrel Aging: Pro Brewer Roundtable Tips

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  What styles of beers do you like to age in wood and why? Ron Jeffries, Jolly Pumpkin Brewing Company We age all of our beers in oak. We enjoy looking for

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Storing beer

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This question reminds me of an article written by G. Bruce Knecht and published in the Wall Street Journal on January 30th. In his simple-minded article, Mr. Knecht criticized breweries that use

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How can you imitate barrel aging homebrew with oak chips?

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Popularity of beers aged in a variety of used oak barrels has really blossomed over the last decade and Sam Adams is one of the breweries that has come out with several

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