Writer: Chris Colby

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Growing Barley

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Many homebrewers grow their own hops. For interested homebrewers with a little space in their garden, growing your own barley is also a possibility. Last year, I grew barley in my garden

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Zea Mays Hayes (Creamed Corn Ale)

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Zea Mays Hayes (Creamed Corn Ale) (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain) OG = 1.044 FG = 1.007 IBU = 15 SRM = 6 ABV= 4.7% Ingredients 3 lb 12 oz. (1.7 kg) 6-row

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True Grits

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Grits are a staple of southern cuisine, served at breakfast or other meals. Grits is a porridge made from boiled corn (maize), and is similar to polenta. Grits can be served hot

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Wake Up and Smell the Coffee

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Many brewers start their morning with a cup of coffee and end their evening with a glass of beer. It was only a matter of time before someone thought to combine the

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Duncan Hills Brutal Coffee Porter

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Would you like a smooth-drinking porter with subtle coffee notes layered in between the roasted grain aromas? Then don’t even look at this recipe. If you like your coffee black, your porter robust and your death metal Swedish, then this your beer.

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What is Brewing?

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Brewing is the process of making beer — a fermented, alcoholic beverage made from grains. The most commonly used grain for brewing is barley, but there are others (including wheat, rye, oats

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Counter-Pressure Bottling

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The main challenges of counter-pressure bottling are to retain the beer’s carbonation and minimize its exposure to oxygen during the transfer. When performed correctly, almost all of a beer’s carbonation is retained when it is counter-pressure bottled. Likewise, with a little practice, the beer can be transferred with minimal exposure to oxygen. Learn how with pointers found here.

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Decoction Mashing

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Almost all modern malts are well modified and respond well to a single infusion mash when an all-malt beer is being brewed. But sometimes you will come across a malt or recipe

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Making the Most of Your Mash

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Refine your mashing variables and fine tune your technique.

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Your First All-Grain Beer

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Brew a homebrew with malted grains from start to finish.

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Calculating IBUs

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In alcoholic beverages, maltiness is usually balanced by another flavor. In wine (and some styles of beer), maltiness is balanced by acidity. In most styles of beer, maltiness is balanced by the

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Buying & Storing Hops

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There are many different varieties of hops available to the homebrewer. In addition, these hops come in a few different forms. Different forms of hops vary with regards to their storage potential

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