Topic: Cloning

pFriem Family Brewers

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Dear Replicator, A couple years ago I was traveling through the Columbia River Gorge from Portland, heading east and stopped off in Hood River, Oregon. I stumbled on a place called pFriem Family Brewers. I loved all their beers, but the Dunkelweizen really stood out. I recently was inspired to brew a weizen beer and


Russian Imperial Stout Clones & Brewing Tips

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When you’re talking beer and you say “stout,” some things come immediately to mind, most notably the words “dark” and “roasty.” When you say “imperial stout,” however, you’ve just left the realm


Milking It: The New Age of Lactose

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Creativity in the brewhouse and experimentation with new ingredients by craft and homebrewers continues to produce new styles of beer and variations on traditional styles that would not have been dreamt of even a decade ago. One of those ingredients that is rapidly gaining popularity is lactose. A non-fermentable sugar, at least by Saccharomyces cerevisiae


AmeriCAN Revolution: Oskar Blues Brewery Clone Recipes

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Dale Katechis needed a plan. It was 1999, and Oskar Blues Grill & Brew, the cajun-style joint he’d founded two years earlier in tiny Lyons, Colorado, was struggling to bring in customers. “I was thinking that all of the people who told me I shouldn’t open a restaurant in a town of 1,400 people in


Kveik – Norwegian Farmhouse Yeast

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 Stop me if you know this story; farm brewers ferment without access to commercial yeast, sterile culturing, or precise temperature control. Passing their strains down and sharing them, the mixed-cultures adapt to warm fermentation, creating unique flavors. Eventually, knowledge of the strains’ precise origins is forgotten. Isolated strains eventually gain popularity in both traditional and


Improving Cloning Skills

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Cloning — brewing a near-exact replica of a commercial beer — has a time-honored place among homebrewers. For one thing, it’s a great risk-aversion technique: If you’re brewing something new and you’re


London Calling

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London has long been a place where people come together from across the globe to nurture novel ideas and create powerful movements. Influenced by European tradition, American innovation, and the rich diversity that only a global hub can access, over the past few years the city has witnessed the birth of countless creative breweries, and


Four Classic Clones of Great Britain

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To a beer drinker, certain areas of the world are sacred. Cities like Munich, Vienna and Prague. Valleys like the Senne, Tettnang and Willamette. Even entire countries, like Germany and Belgium, conjure rich images of excellent beer, world-class ingredients and memorable evenings in pubs. Speaking of pubs, perhaps no place evokes more images than Great


Father Knows Best: 5 American Lager Recipes

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Where would homebrewers be today if their Dads (or Moms) had drunk good beer? Most of them grew up in households in which the standard beer was just that, a standard beer: an American light or premium lager such as Bud, Miller, Coors, or Schlitz. Depending on how old you are, you may remember your


Dubbel Vision

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Dubbel Vision Step-by-step recipes for recreating six legendary Belgian beers. As I write this article, the summer air is cooling, the trees are beginning to show fall colors and the great annual event known as “Back to School” is upon us. My wife and I are high school teachers, so this time of year is


5 Spring Seasonal Craft Clone Recipes

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Ah, spring! Everyone knows what spring evokes, right? I’m sure we all know the songs and seasonal carols about whatever we cook in spring; and the smells of it, whatever it is, when we gather together for those spring holidays that have those traditional foods that we all know . . . OK, I admit


Brewing South of the Border Cerveza Mexican-Style Lagers

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They seem to be everywhere these days. And I’m not just talking about a certain clear-glassed bottle with a lime sticking out of it. More and more, we’re seeing craft breweries producing versions of these crisp and refreshing beers, which seem to be ideally suited to warm days, sand between the toes, and a sunset


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