Writer: Betsy Parks

20 Tips for New Brewers

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We ask retail shops for tips to help new brewers improve their beers and brewing process. From cleaning to ingredient choice to techniques, we have the tips from folks who deal with new brewers every day.


Brewing Smoked Beers: Tips from the Pros

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Brian O’Reilly (Sly Fox), Andrew Brown (Wynkoop) and Curtis Holmes (Alaskan) discuss the specifics of brewing smoked beers.


Going Pro Roundtable

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Interested in going pro at an existing craft brewery? Seven professional brewers talk about what it takes to make the transition from homebrewer to pro brewer.


Anatomy of a Commercial Clone Recipe Kit

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Take a look inside the process of making a clone beer kit. We ask commercial kit producers — and the brewers of the beers they cloned — how they formulated the recipe and produced the kit.


Organic Brewing: Tips from the Pros

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Amelia Slayton (Seven Bridges), and Steve Parkes (Wolaver’s) put forth their case for making beer from  organic ingredients. 


Evaluating Hops: Tips from the Pros

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Larry Sidor (Deschutes), Mitch Steele (Stone) and Dr. Val Peacock (Anheuser-Busch) all agree that the best way to evaluate hops isn’t scientific — the nose knows.


Growing Hops

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You brew your own, why not grow your own?


Barrel Aging: Pro Brewer Roundtable Tips

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A roundtable discussion among professional barrel users.


Spicing Beers: Tips from the Pros

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Arnie Johnson (Marin Brewing), Eric Rode (Tommyknocker) and Will Meyers (Cambridge Brewing) explain how to spice up your beers. From wits to winter warmers, the secrets to successful spicing.


Open Fermentation: Tips from the Pros

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Ollie Lagomarsino (Anchor), David Geary (D.L. Geary) and Steve Dresler (Sierra Nevada) open up about open fermentations.


Two Ancient Brews

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What’s old is new again. Dogfish Head Brewery has been brewing Midas Touch, a beer based on the residue found in an ancient urn, for years. Now they’ve added a second historically-recreated brew to their lineup – Chateau Jiahu. Learn how to clone these “archaeobeers.”


American Amber: Tips from the Pros

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John Harris (Full Sail), John Trogner (Tröegs) and John Hiiva (Steamworks) explain how to put the amber into your American ale.


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