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Trappist-Style Single

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by the numbers OG: 1.044-1.054 FG:1.004-1.010 SRM:3-5 IBU:25-45 ABV:4.8-6.0% Trappist monasteries are rightfully known for their excellent beers. Brewed with devotion and service in mind, these beers are used to generate money

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Build a Beer Flight Serving Tray

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A variety of homebrewed beers on tap is a great way to impress your family and friends. But, when your guests have to drive home afterwards, they likely aren’t going to be

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Brewing with Maple: Tips from the Pros

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Nothing says spring in the Northeast, Upper Midwest, and Canada like the sight of smoke and steam rising from sugar shacks. Many automatically envision drizzling the sweet maple syrup being boiled down

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Recipe Development: Tips from the Pros

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Finding a homebrew recipe isn’t difficult — we have printed hundreds in BYO over the years, for instance— but there is something about developing your own homebrew recipe that is always appealing.

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Brewing Wheat IPA: Tips from the Pros

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As IPAs became all the rage among craft beer consumers in the last decade, brewers looked to capitalize on their Humulus lupulus obsessions by adding greater amounts of hops to other beer

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Brewing with Fresh (Wet) Hops: Tips from the Pros

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The window to use fresh hops (that have not been dried) is small, but the reward can be great. Here are some tips to help take advantage of what nature gives us.

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Homebrew Hacks: Easy Projects

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It is not just the quest for beer — or even the quest for really, really good beer — that has made the hobby of homebrewing so popular. It is also the

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Brewing with Peppers: Tips from the Pros

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When it comes to chili beer, the options are endless. What base beer style do you want as the backbone? What chili varieties will you use? When should you add them, and

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Brewing High-Gravity Lagers: Tips from Pros

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Brewing a high gravity lager (with an original gravity above 1.070) takes a lot of patience and a lot of yeast. These pros have brewed award-winning examples, and with their advice you

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Brewing with Spruce Tips: Tips from Pros

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Spruce tips were common in Nordic and Scandinavian beers, and were used by colonists when hops could not be sourced (they also helped prevent scurvy). Over the past decade, Craft Brewers have

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Beer . . . At School?

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It started as a joke. In June 2013, at the end of school party at Istituto Maria Immacolata (an Italian Catholic school in Gorgonzola, near Milan, Italy) I said to a teacher,

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Homebrewer’s Library: BYO Writers Pick Favorite Books

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New beer books show up in the Brew Your Own mailbox every week, but not every book is an instant classic. We asked some of BYO’s longtime columnists — Ashton Lewis (“Mr.

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