Topic: All Grain Brewing

Easy Tips for Better Lautering

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Imagine a 10-foot laurel hedge, fairly open and loose. Not carefully groomed. Then imagine a steady, soft breeze blowing a pallet of Styrofoam peanuts through it. If the breeze changes or stops,


Successful Mash Conversion: Tips from the Pros

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Brewer:  Artie Tafoya Brewery:  Appalachian Brewing Co., Harrisburg, Pa. Years of experience:  10 years professional, five years homebrewing House Beers: Water Gap Wheat, Purist Pale Ale, Jolly Scot Scottish Ale, Susquehanna Stout,


Managing Mash Thickness

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Understanding your mash gives you more control over the brewing process. The ins and outs of mashing in, mash temperatures, and mash thickness.


Multi-Grain Brewing

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Remember when all bread was white and squishy? Remember when all beer was light and bland? Just as consumers are clamoring for more flavorful beers, so too are better-tasting breads winning popularity.


Killer RIMS

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Like many homebrewers, I came to a point with my partial-mash brewing that provided great beers but didn’t allow for the full creative control of the process that I wanted. Of course



Infusion Mashing: Tips from the Pros

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Brewer:  Richard Young Brewery:  Castle Springs Brewing Co. Moultonborough, N.H. Years of experience:  Nine Education:  BA in criminal justice from Stonehill College, Easton, Mass. House Beers: American Wheat Beer, Munich-Style Lager, India


A Practical Guide to Lautering

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Considering how important it is to the brewing process, lautering doesn’t get much respect. Many brewers see it as simply the process of rinsing grains. They give it little thought, rush through


Mashing and the Balanced Diet

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Beer as we know it was first discovered by Sir Francis James Beer III in 1873. Beer (the man) was the court scientist to the Queen of England. After first accidentally inventing


A Starter Guide to Mashing

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Whether you’re just beginning or want to brush up on your technqiue, this article walks you through an infusion mash, step by step.


Starter Guide to Decoction Mashing

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As brewing has evolved some techniques that were once considered essential have become obsolete. Decoction mashing, however, arguably maintains  important aspects of crafting a well-respected beer. But its role has changed. In


Feel the Mash Heat

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When I look at my mash tun, I feel a sense of pride. When I withdraw my floating thermometer from the infusion of water and malt and it reads 150° F, I


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