Writer: Betsy Parks

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Dogfish Head Crafty Brewery’s Raisin D’etre clone

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According to Dogfish Head's website "A deep mahogany, Belgian-style brown ale brewed with beet sugar, raisins and Belgian-style yeast."
Belgian Strong Ale
All Grain, Partial Mash

Beginner Bittering Basics

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If you want to make a balanced beer, you need to know something about bittering. The alpha acids in hops bring bitter flavor to your beer so that you can balance out

Reading a Water Report for Beginners

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Brewing water can be pretty confusing, especially to a new homebrewer who is starting to brew all-grain batches. All you need to know in the beginning, however, is if six certain ions

Designing Your First Homebrew Recipe

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Once you feel comfortable homebrewing with pre-written recipes, it’s only natural to wonder how to formulate an original recipe of your own. With a little up-front planning and research, you can successfully

Your First Homebrew Competition

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Competitions can be a fun way to learn more about brewing better homebrews — and maybe earn some bragging rights as well. If you are interested in seeing how your homebrews stack

Brewing with Oatmeal

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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

Fermentation Temperature Control

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As you learn to homebrew, you will hear over and over again that you will need to maintain control over the temperature of your fermentation to maintain some control over the profile

Samuel Adams Dark Depths Baltic IPA clone

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While Samuel Adams calls this a Baltic IPA, they utilize a lager yeast in Dark Depths. Which means is lands somewhere between a Black IPA and a Baltic Porter. A blend of US, Australian, and English hops provide a rounded hop experience.
All Grain, Extract with Grains

Samuel Adams: Brewing Up a Revolution

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When making plans to visit Boston and the Samuel Adams brewery for this story, I discussed my itinerary with a friend living in the city’s South End, who seemed confused. “But isn’t

Samuel Adams Latitude 48 IPA clone

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According to Boston Beer Company's website, "The distinct character of this IPA comes from its combination of hops. German, English, and American hops grown along the 48th latitude each add their own distinct flavors and aromas, creating layers of hoppiness, complexity, and personality."
India Pale Ale
All Grain, Extract with Grains

Racking and Transferring

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One of the essential skills you will come across when homebrewing, especially if you brew a style that is high in gravity, is racking. This is when beer is moved from one

Stuck Fermentations

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Avoid a stuck fermentation with these simple tips.

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