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Brewing Helles

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Brewing a well-made Helles is the ultimate test of skill. The recipe may be simple but the execution is challenging with no place to hide any flaws. But that end result of


Quick Sour Beer Techniques

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Sour beer is rising in popularity, but not everyone has the patience or confidence to allow wild airborne yeasts and bugs do the job changing your clean wort to a sour beer.


Brewing with Smoked Malt

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Smoked beers are rising in popularity, but many brewers shy away from using smoked malts because they are intimidated or simply don’t know how to use smoked ingredients. Learn how to unlock


Using Crystal Malt

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Crystal malts run the gamut in color and flavors they contribute to a brew. Beyond these positive characteristics, crystal malts enhance a beer’s body and help with foam stability. They do come


Hop Blends

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Finding the right combination of hops that play well together is a fun part of building beer recipes. For inspiration you can contact breweries that make the beers you like and ask


Brewing with Rye

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Rye is a versatile ingredient that can lend itself to a variety of beer styles. It can bring a pepper/spiciness and earthy flavor to beers, while also contributing positive characteristics from increased


Mash Hopping

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Adding hops to your mash is an old technique that is getting renewed interest thanks to the fact this step can increase thiol precursors from the action of malt enzymes. Yeast then


Dip Hopping

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Join Brew Your Own Magazine’s Technical Editor Ashton Lewis as he demonstrates dip hopping — letting hops soak at about 170 °F (77 °C) for an hour just before fermentation — which has been shown to boost pleasant hop aromas while suppressing or removing unpleasant off-flavors, like myrcene, and aromas that are derived from fermentation.


SMaSH Brewing

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SMaSH stands for Single Malt and Single Hop recipe design. SMaSH takes the idea of simplicity in brewing to its logical extreme — by limiting the brewer to one malt, one hop


Controlling Oxidation in Kegged Beer

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Oxidation makes beer taste stale or old. It has been the focus of brewery research for decades and is a very well-understood topic. Minimizing exposure to air is key when kegging your beer.


Oak Alternatives

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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


Mash Thickness

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When considering what mash thickness you want for a brew, know that the thickness you choose determines the range of temperatures needed for the correct degree of fermentability in your wort. Mash


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