Writer: Dave Green

Allagash Brewing Company: Curieux clone

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“Curieux is a fairly simple recipe starting with our Tripel, which is then aged in bourbon barrels and blended with another batch of fresh Tripel.” – Michael O’Connor, Allagash Brewing Company

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Brewing Water Adjustments

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“Does your water taste good? Then it’s probably good for brewing.” That quote embodies the mantra of homebrewers for decades when it came to the fourth ingredient in beer. Good water should

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Craze for the Haze: New England IPAs

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Centered in the northeastern corner of the USA, the hazy IPA has taken on a cult following in recent years. But the trend hasn’t come without backlash. In fact there is no

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20 Clone Recipes from 20 Years

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In our premiere issue (released in July 1995), Editor Craig Bystrynski, introduced the world to a magazine that promised to, “Celebrate the art and science of brewing.” He added, “We write about

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Pumpkin Beer Tips & Clone Recipes

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“Drip…drip…drip.” I only had 2 ounces (57 g) of rice hulls in my grain bag while brewing my second-ever pumpkin beer. In hindsight, I should have ditched the plan, but at 10

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Vermont Cult Clones

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It’s 2:30 on a Monday afternoon and I find myself sitting at a pub called the Blackback Pub in downtown Waterbury, Vermont (pop. ~5,000). It is standing room only and the pub

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Totally Tubular

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We break down the pros and cons of the vast variety of hoses and tubes available to homebrewers.

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The Hammer Rye IPL

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Inspired by Jack’s Abby Brewing RIPL Effect, this was my attempt to brew something akin with a rye edge coming out from behind the bold hop profile. Jack’s Abby used triticale, but I used a rye malt in my brew, and also used the hops I had on hand.

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Advanced Dry Hopping

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Understanding hop science and high-level dry hopping techniques allow you to lock in all that hop aroma.


Astronomical American Pale

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An experimental batch with several new hops in my freezer. It proved to be a pungent/grassy mix with a healthy citrus and tropical fruit kick to the nose.

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Nicht-boil Berliner

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A mash hop recipe. This recipe is inspired by Michael Tonsmeire’s modern take on the no-boil method. Make sure to keep your IBUs extremely low (<5 IBUs) to insure that the Lactobacillus will not be inhibited.

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Otto’s Jacket Pale Ale

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A first wort hop recipe. For my first brew with Mosaic™, I decided to pair it with Chinook and Apollo. The resulting beer was pretty fantastic, something Lisa Simpson might liken to Otto’s Jacket (credit to Jack Horzempa for the name). This one clocks in at 57 IBUs, but tastes more like 45 IBUs.

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