Writer: Dave Green

What’s In Your Wort?

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Learn about the sugars and other carbohydrates that make up the composition of your beer’s wort.


Trillium Brewing Company: Fort Point Pale Ale clone

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Trillium’s website describes this beer as, “Layers of hops-derived aromas and flavors of citrus zest and tropical fruit rest on a pleasing malt backbone. Dangerously drinkable with a dry finish and soft mouthfeel from wheat. Our year round hoppy pale ale culminates in a restrained bitterness and dry finish.”

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The Alchemist: Moose Knuckle clone

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This is an American pale ale recipe pulled from the old files of The Alchemist Pub & Brewery, prior to the devastating 2011 flood from Hurricane Irene that badly damaged the original brewpub property in Waterbury, Vermont and forced the closure of that location.


Milkshake IPA: Tips from the Pros

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Brewer: Michael Tonsmeire,  Sapwood Cellars in Columbia, MD Milkshake IPA is one of the latest adaptations in the Specialty IPA category, but many would argue against this nomenclature. With very subdued hop

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Hit Your Post-Boil Volume

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One of the biggest challenges for beginner brewers is to end your brewday with the volume of wort in your fermenter that you intended. This is often a big reason for not

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Learn the Rules of Pitching

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There are few things more defeating to a homebrewer than to check on the fermenter containing sweet wort crafted two days earlier, only to find no signs of life in the fermenter.


Pressurizing Your Fermenter: Tips from the Pros

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Brewer: Mike Gleason,  Jack’s Abby Craft Lagers in Framingham, MA There is a lot of buzz surrounding the use of a spunding valve on fermenters these days throughout the homebrewing community. Some

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Managing pH with Brewing Water Adjustments

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In this article, we will walk through the key concepts of residual alkalinity and some adjustments you can make on brew day to fine tune your wort pH. All pH readings are

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Brewing with Wheat

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When it comes to brewing, barley is king. But barley isn’t the only grain in a brewer’s arsenal; there are plenty of other cereals that are integral to many classic styles, including wheat.

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Brewing with Pumpkins: Tips from the Pros

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Brewer: Will Meyers, Cambridge Brewing Company in Cambridge, MA In the past, when pumpkin beers took over craft beer shelves each fall, it was an array of various approaches to the same

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The Alchemist: Heady Topper clone

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The Alchemist specializes in fresh, unfiltered IPAs, and Heady Topper is the brewery’s crown jewel. Featuring a proprietary blend of six hops, this beer boasts a complex and unique bouquet of hop flavor without any astringent bitterness.

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Rock Art Brewery: Limited Access clone

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Rock Art uses a cleaner American/California Ale strain in this beer compared to some of the other New England IPAs, the unfiltered product still has a glowing haze thanks to the huge late bursting of hops and a high dry hopping rate.


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