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Cover of the Brew Your Own music video

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The Greater Everett (WA) Brewers League created this fun music video "Cover of the Brew Your Own" for the 2012 National Homebrewers Conference.

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2012 BYO Label Contest Winners

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Check out the winners of the 2012 BYO Label Contest.

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“No chill” brewing

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My first thought is that this method is certainly not new. Rapid chilling is a very recent development in the history of brewing. Prior to the advent of the plate heat exchanger,

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Brewing 100+ IBU Beers

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The limit of beer bitterness is really a function of the solubility of iso-alpha-acids in wort and their survival into finished beer. Most of the literature on this topic is of the

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Sanitizing bottles in a dishwasher

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I have heard the same pearls of bottle-washing wisdom you cite in your question. I have also heard similar suggestions made about all sorts of other bottle sanitizing practices and often find

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Chlorinated water

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You are one of those patients who comes in to the doctor’s office with a cold and already have your mind made up about the cause! Since you are convinced that you

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Calculating IBUs from continual hopping

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There is a basic formula that can be used to calculate the weight of hops added to wort during boiling, which is: Hop weight (grams) = ((liters wort) * (IBU contribution of addition)


Hoppy beers without dry hopping

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The envelope of hoppiness has been pushed and pushed by US craft brewers over the last thirty years, and the most common trait of these very hoppy brews is the lovely aroma

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Storing yeast starters

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Reusing yeast is certainly one of those things that makes sense from a cost-savings perspective. Indeed, brewers have been harvesting yeast crops at the end of fermentation, temporarily storing the yeast and


Eliminating chill haze

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Chill haze is the product of protein and polyphenol (tannin) interactions in beer and occur when beer is chilled, hence the name chill haze. There are various methods aimed at chill haze

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Quick Fermentations

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To answer this question I will assume that you do not have a chilly root cellar where you are fermenting lagers, and that most, if not all, of your homebrews are ales.


Should I Condition a Weizenbock?

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I brewed a weizenbock with an OG of 1.070 and transferred it into secondary conditioning where it has been ever since at room temperature. I plan to keg it soon, but I was wondering, should I cold condition it first

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