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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Duncan Hills Brutal Coffee Porter (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain) OG = 1.056 FG = 1.014 IBU = 35 SRM = 56+ ABV = 5.4% Would you like a smooth-drinking porter with subtle

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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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Back when I was a graduate student in Boston, I threw a lot of homebrew parties at my apartment on Commonwealth Avenue. I remember explaining over and over to my guests that

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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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As mentioned in the first article of this issue on page 5, mashing is just soaking crushed grains in hot water, then draining off the unfermented beer. The ancient Sumerians supposedly discovered

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Your First All-Grain Beer

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There are a couple of different ways to approach your first all-grain brew day. There is a vast amount of information in the homebrew literature, in print and on the Web, about

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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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