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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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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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