Writer: Chris Colby

Growing Hops in Containers

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Wish you could grow hops, but don’t have a suitable in-ground location? With a little knowledge of container gardening, you can grow hops virtually anywhere — including your deck, patio or driveway. Growing plants in containers presents some added challenges, but the basic principles of container gardening are straightforward.


Joseph Schlitz Brewing Company: Schlitz Gusto (circa 1960’s) clone

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1960’s-style American Pilsner, a clone of “The Beer That Made Milwaukee Famous”


Rhodan’s Back (Amber Acid Ale)

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Amber Acid Ale denotes a beer that ferments with many more microorganisms than traditional brewers yeast.  It is considered a cousin of the Lambic.


Counter-Pressure Bottling Techniques

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The technique (and tricks) to counter-pressure bottling


Smoked Beer

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 Are you a fan of barbecue and beer? How about barbecued flavor in your beer? Find out how to brew a smoked beer and how to smoke your own malt.


The Dark Side of Partial Mashing

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Partial mashing combines much of the flexibility of all-grain brewing with the convenience of brewing on your stovetop. But, there’s a dark side. Find out the problem of – and the solution to – low pH values in dark partial mashes. Plus: Seven roasty recipes to light the way.


Low-Hop Homebrew Recipes 

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The hops crisis has reduced the amount of hops available to homebrewers, but hasn’t diminished our desire to brew. For the temporarily hop hampered, we present 10 low-hop homebrew recipes. These beers are low on hops, but big on flavor. Plus: tips for getting the most from your hops.


Increasing Your Extract Efficiency

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Are you getting all you can get out of your malt? With malt prices on the rise, you may be wondering about this. Discover ways to get a better yield without sacrificing wort quality or expanding a brewday.


Hop Substitutions

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Strategies to brew recipes using different hops.


Practical Porter

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Porter is a popular and flavorful style of homebrew. In this practical guide to brewing porter, learn about the flavors – chocolate, coffee, caramel and potentially many more – of porter and how to get them in your pint glass.


Reiterated Mashing: Multiple Mashes for Massive Brews

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Want to brew a bigger beer, entirely from grains, without investing in a larger mash tun or kettle? Then try reiterated mashing. It’s mashing, then using the wort to mash again…and perhaps again.


Cylindroconical Fermenters

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Learn how to get the most out of a stainless steel cylindroconical fermenter


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