Seeking a crispness to a beer style with the addition of rice? Save time by skipping the cereal mash and use an alternative like flaked, malted, or extract rice.
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One of the easiest ways to save money as you begin homebrewing more often — and a way to ensure you have ingredients on hand when you decide to brew up a batch
Once you get the basics of brewing with barley malt down, it is fun to start experimenting with other grains and adjuncts. In this story, Jamil Zainasheff discusses brewing oatmeal stout. If
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
Garlick, Canterbury brown, Finess, Farnham pale, Flemish, Grape, and Colgate hops have all died away in England. As have Grape, English Cluster, Pompey, and Red Bine in the US. There are many
Spices allow for countless variations and experiments in homebrewing — in styles that require it like pumpkin ales and Belgian wits, to saisons or wheat recipes that you may want to add
The use of oak and other woods in flavoring beer has enjoyed a resurgence recently among homebrewers and some craft breweries. Oak is commonly used in winemaking, and was once widely used
Part of the joy in homebrewing is making a beer that is uniquely your own, and one way of taking that a step further is by roasting your own malt. All you’ll
Like dark beers, but not the bitter astringency that sometimes comes with dark grains? Don’t be bitter, debitter — by using debittered black malt, a dark malt with the husk reduced. Plus: clone recipes for Dragon Stout, Klosterbrauerie Ettaler Curator Doppelbock, Schneider Aventinus and St. Bernardus Abt 12 (60th Anniversary Edition) .
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
Brewer: Will Meyers, Cambridge Brewing Company in Cambridge, MA In the past, when pumpkin beers took over craft beer shelves each fall, it was an array of various approaches to the same
How does a brewer decide to try a new ingredient to make beer? I asked this question when I met Brian Mandeville, Head Brewer at Fullsteam Brewery in Durham, North Carolina, to