Writer: Bob Peak

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Managing Dryness: Malt enzymes and yeast choice

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A beer’s final gravity is going to be affected by so many minor decisions and will have a huge impact on the finished beer. Make sure you understand all the nuances as well as tricks brewers can use to control this aspect of their beer.

Making Sausage at Home

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What better pairing is there in the summer than a cold beer and a hot sausage? You already make your own beer, why not make your own sausage too? We introduce you to what may become your second favorite hobby, with recipes for beer brats and Italian sausage.

Sailing Away Tropical Stout

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Sailing Away Tropical Stout (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain)SG = 1.072  FG = 1.020IBU = 54  SRM = 35  ABV = 6.8% Ingredients10 lbs. (4.5 kg) English pale ale malt8 oz. (0.23 kg) wheat malt8 oz. (0.23 kg) Carapils® malt8 oz. (0.23 kg) caramel malt (40 °L)4 oz. (113 g) black patent malt12 oz. (0.34 kg) British

Western Hills Pre-Prohibition Lager

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Western Hills Pre-Prohibition Lager (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain)OG = 1.060  FG = 1.014IBU = 42  SRM = 7  ABV = 6.2% Ingredients6 lbs. (2.7 kg) German Pilsner malt3 lbs. (1.4 kg) US 6-row malt1 lb. (0.45 kg) Victory® malt1.25 lbs. (0.57 kg) flaked maize1.25 lbs. (0.57 kg) flaked rice 1 oz. (28 g) acidulated malt7 AAU Simcoe®

Sear & Beer

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Beer and barbecue on a summer evening . . .
there’s nothing better! Well, that is, if you have the right beer to pair with your barbecue. Get tips on finding the perfect BBQ pairing for every beer style.

Homebrew Burner Comparison

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There are a handful of features that differentiate popular homebrew burners on the market today. We’ve put the most popular burner options side-by-side, so you can compare each and decide which is best to meet your needs.

Testing Dissolved Oxygen


Oxygen is often measured for two reasons in brewing, to determine pre-fermentation levels and after packaging. Learn about choosing (and using) a good dissolved oxygen meter.

Yeast Selection for Cider


When you decide how to turn your apples (or apple juice) into this time-honored but also trendy beverage, you are faced with more choices than ever before. Explore the world of yeast possibilities before you ferment your next batch of cider.

Back Sweetening Hard Cider

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Use these techniques for adding sugar back to your hard cider after it ferments to dryness.

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