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Brewing Beers to Age: Tips from Pros

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As wine connoisseurs have known for ages, sometimes your favorite drink is better when aged. not all beers are ideal for cellaring. It takes the right style, ingredients and techniques to brew

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Seasonal Pumpkin Alternatives: Tips from Pros

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Breweries across the country turn to pumpkins for their fall seasonals. However, a few brewers are treading their own paths and finding seasonal alternatives such as sweet potatoes, yams, and squash. Here

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Homebrewing in Nicaragua

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  How can a person justify spending a dollar for a can of beer they don’t even like? I can’t. And here starts my search for brewing on a budget in a

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2014 Homebrew Label Contest Winners

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Homebrew labels came from every region of the United States. They came from all over Canada. And they even came from far away lands including Argentina, Norway, and Poland. Some were made

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Pushing Style Limits: Tips from Pros

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The craft beer industry is constantly evolving. brewers are always on the lookout for new, unique ingredients, ways to pump up IBUs and ABVs, and peering beyond tradition for other stylistic boundaries

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Switchback Ale: Replicator

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Dear Replicator, Everyone has a favorite beer — mine is Switchback Ale from Switchback Brewing Co. in Burlington, Vermont. In fact, my wife and i like it so much we served it

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Blending Beers, Mashing Malts, Brewing with Fruit: Mr. Wizard

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Q Can you blend an already carbonated sour with a fresh brewed non-carbonated beer without any issues? Scott Mead Via Facebook A There are many ways to blend, and for numerous reasons.

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Build a Mash Temperature Controller

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I spent a lot of time controlling temperatures on the cold side of the brewing process in my early homebrew days, including temperature control during grain, hop and yeast storage, yeast propagation

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Quality Control & Testing Beer: Tips from Pros

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Behind many great brews are scientists testing and tasting beers in the lab. In fact, every beer — be it commercial or homebrew — can benefit from better quality control. Two beer

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Brewing with Honey: Tips from Pros

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Mead may get all the press when it comes to fermenting beverages with honey, but there are many craft beers with a taste of honey out there. In this issue, two honey-friendly

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Cask Ale: Tips from Pros

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Cask ale, also called “real ale,” is naturally carbonated through a secondary ferment in the barrel. The beer is not filtered or pasteurized and is dispensed without the use of gas. We’ve

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Winter Yum Yum Stout

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Winter Yum Yum Stout (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain) OG = 1.092 FG = 1.028 IBU = 32 SRM = 52 ABV = 9.2% Ingredients 11.5 lbs. (5.2 kg) 2-row pale malt (2

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