Topic: Recipes

The Texas Two-Step Extract Method

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Extract brewers can take inspiration from some commercial brewers and improve their brewing methods. The Texas Two-Step lets extract brewers sidestep some common procedural problems. Plus: an all-grain adaption.

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Award-Winning American Pale Ale

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It’s been about nine years since I last wrote about American pale ales, and with a lot of evolution to the style in the time since, it’s time to revisit the style

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Steampunk Brewing

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Like any good collaboration, Staten Island, New York neighbors Scott Van Campen and Mark Zappasodi’s “Brewing as Art” — a fully functional, gravity-fed brewing apparatus on wheels that happens to look like

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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

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American Brown Ale

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Last May, I was in Argentina to judge and speak at the South Beer Cup, sort of the Great American Beer Festival of South America. I spent several hours traveling with Pete

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Session Meads: Making Carbonated, Lower-ABV Meads

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While mead is usually a double-digit ABV beverage, a relatively new style of more sessionable mead is becoming popular. Learn the keys to making carbonated, lower-alcohol meads to be enjoyed on any occasion.

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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.

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Mexican Lager

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When I recently wrote about grisette being a type of saison, I hadn’t expected to write a similar column about lagers but I keep getting questions that spark my interest. This time,

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Neomexicanus Hops

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Hops are the defining ingredient of the American craft beer movement. But most of the popular aroma varieties that define styles and set trends originated in Europe, and though now grown here,


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

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Grisette

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BY THE NUMBERS OG: 1.028–1.032 FG: 1.002–1.004 SRM: 3–10 IBU: 20–30 ABV: 3.1–3.9% I hadn’t intended to write about this style now, but it’s come up as a question several times over

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