Topic: Ingredients

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Turn Up the Heat

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Most beer styles are about balance. This is not to say that all the flavor and aroma aspects of every beer style are in equilibrium, but that there is a balance to


Beyond the Barrel

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Barrel-aged beers are wonderful, but barrels are also expensive, time-consuming, and take up a lot of space. With the wide array of oak alternatives available, they are also unnecessary. Explore the alternatives to barrels.


Master the Spice: Options and approaches to additions

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One spice, two spice, red spice, blue spice. While mixing beer with spices offers an unlimited array of options, the approach to spicing beer can be handled in stride using a few key guidelines explained by Josh Weikert.


Spicing Up Beer: Tips From the Pros

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Spiced beer can be a thing of beauty when done well; but brewers need judicious additions and well-married flavors. We sit down with two professional brewers who know what it takes to make a concept beer turn into reality.

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Brewing with Spanish Cedar

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Different from oak, the most common wood used in brewing, Spanish cedar imparts citrus, spicy white pepper, and sandalwood flavors, with aromas similar to a cigar box. It doesn’t have the oak tannins that conflict with hops, making it a good wood option for hoppy beers.

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Fermentations Apart: Selecting different yeast for different jobs

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Brewers often add adjuncts right into the main batch of beer before or during fermentation with the hopes that the characteristics of the beer will play nicely with the additive. But Michael Tonsmeire explains that fermenting the two separately may sometimes be your best approach.

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Using Allspice

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One of the easiest ways to work a spice into beer recipes is to consider how the spice is used in cooking and then create a beer that mimics the food concept.

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Oh, You Brut!, Counting Calories, and a Look Inside Crystal Malts

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Q I have been reading about “Brut IPAs” and am curious what these beers are, and how they are being brewed. Any information would be great! Ben Bauer Gilroy, California A Brut

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A Look Inside Crystal Malts

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Morrey, thanks for letting me know that my material from 2000 is still being read today! Crystal, also known as caramel malts, do contain a mixture of fermentable sugars, non-fermentable Maillard reaction

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Brewing With Chocolate: Tips From the Pros

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When it comes to chocolate flavored beers, adding cocoa products may not be necessary but certainly can greatly enhance the final beer. But the intricacies of what, when, and how you should add the cocoa is often a debated topic in the brewing world. We decided to delve into the nitty-gritty with three professionals highly versed in what it takes to get the best when combining cocoa and beer.


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.


Hop Extracts – Advanced Brewing

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These hop extracts roughly fall into two categories, those primarily intended to add bitterness and those where aromatics are the goal.

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