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Q&A Recap with Mr Wizard Ashton Lewis

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Ashton Lewis (author of the Mr. Wizard column) took over the BYO Facebook page for a couple hours on April 28 to answer reader questions. Here are the highlights.


Electric Brewing Q&A

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Kal Wallner, the creator of The Electric Brewery and frequent BYO contributor, and Trent Neutgens, the creator of the all-electric all-grain brewing setup featured in the January-February issue of BYO, took over the BYO Facebook page for a couple hours on January 21 for a live chat about electric brewing. Here are the highlights.


Stone Brewing Co.’s 12th Anniversary Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout clone

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This beer is bursting with decadant chocolate bitterness and balanced with a big oatmeal mouthfeel.

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Stone Brewing Co.’s Smoked Porter clone

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This smoky porter brewed with peat-smoked malt features hints of chocolate and coffee.

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Stone Ruination IPA (1.0) clone

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This recipe is for the original formulation of Ruination, a West Coast IPA that defined the style with resinous pine, a big malt backbone, and a lovely orange amber color.

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Stone Brewing Co.’s IPA clone

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According to Stone Brewing Co.’s website, “. . .this golden beauty explodes with tropical, citrusy, piney hop flavors and aromas, all perfectly balanced by a subtle malt character. This crisp, extra hoppy brew is hugely refreshing on a hot day, but will always deliver no matter when you choose to drink it.”

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Stone Pale Ale (1.0) clone

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This is a recipe for the original Stone Pale Ale. According to the farewell post to the 1.0 version, Stone Brewing Co. posted this about the beer, “Maltier and more full-bodied than most American pale ales—not to mention tons hoppier than most beers at the time—it was a bold direction to go with the only beer in a fledgling portfolio.”

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Getting Yeast From the Bottle

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Culturing yeast, high gravity brewing.

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EKU 28 Type Dopplebock

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This recipe uses entirely pale malts, just as the EKU, but do not worry. This beer has plenty of malty character and a surprising amount of color. Its 28° Plato (1.112) makes it a big beer no matter how you look at it.

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Lilikoi Wheat Ale

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Utilizing a clean base malt profile to highlight the passionfruit flavors co-mingled with fruity-esters from the bavarian yeast.

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Diamond Knot Brewery’s IPA clone

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According to Diamond Knot’s website, “This is where it all started, our traditional PNW IPA. Columbus and Super Galena hops impart grapefruit and a hint of pine with a balanced maltiness.”

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Prickly Pear Ale

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A Texas supplier provides BYO with a simple recipe for a prickly pear ale.

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