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Firestone Walker Brewing Company: Union Jack clone

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According to Firestone Walker’s Brewing Co.’s website “This aggressively hopped West Coast IPA showcases stunning pineapple, citrus and piney aromas along with exceptional dry hop flavors of grapefruit and tangerine. This intense brew finds its balance in hone-like pale malt sweetness. The name Union Jack is a nod to the colonial origins of the IPA style, and to the British expatriate who co­‐founded our brewery.”


Anchor Brewing Company: Anchor Small Beer clone (2nd Runnings)

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This beer is brewed using the second runnings from a batch of Old Foghorn. Estimating the efficiency in such a scenario is quite challenging so be prepared to make some gravity adjustments upwards with dried malt extract or downwards by dumping some wort and topping off with water.


Anchor Brewing Company: Anchor Old Foghorn (1st Runnings)

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Old Foghorn is brewed using the parti-gyle method, which is brewing two batches of beer by separating the first and second runnings to create two distinct beers — one high gravity, one lower gravity. Old Foghorn is the beer made from the first runnings. Small Beer is the beer made from the second runnings.


Deschutes Brewing Company: Mirror Pond Pale Ale clone

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Deschutes leans on Cascade hops in this classic pale ale to give this beer lots of floral and citrus notes.


Deschutes Deconstructed

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When Gary Fish founded his Deschutes brewpub in Bend, Oregon in 1988 it was the first brewery in the city in modern times. Fast forward to the present and you will find over two dozen breweries, giving Bend possibly the highest number of breweries per capita of any place in the US. Is there something


Firestone Walker Award-Winning Brewing Tips & Clone Recipes

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This September a brewer and his team walked the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) stage in Denver, Colorado to collect an unprecedented fifth Mid-size Brewery and Brewer of the Year award. No other brewer has earned that recognition as many times, which is akin to the Ninkasi Award for craft brewers as it requires winning


Anchor Brewing Clone Recipes & Tips

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The genesis of the modern craft beer movement can be traced back to a single moment in time. Legend has it that in San Francisco, California in 1965 Fritz Maytag was enjoying a pint of his favorite beer when the bartender told him that the brewery was about to go out of business. Unwilling to


No Chill Brewing

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As the name suggests, no-chill brewing is the simple process of skipping the chilling step of homebrewing. It has had its ups and downs for me on California’s Central Coast. On the positive side a healthy new son joined our family, our first child. On the negative side rainfall has been scarce and we’re racking


Put Taps on your Truck

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There’s nothing quite like pulling into your campsite and pouring a nice cold draft homebrew before you’ve even pitched your tent. It certainly helps foster domestic tranquility and makes you the envy of your fellow campers. In fact the only downside I’ve found is that it can be hard to get any camp setup done


Homebrewing Cask Ales

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On a recent road trip through eastern Oregon, my wife and I finally got to visit a brewpub that has been on our list for a long time, Deschutes Brewing in Bend. The atmosphere and food were excellent, but obviously the star attraction was the beer. Getting to drink Mirror Pond, Black Butte Porter, and


Speeding Up Your All-Grain Brew Day

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A key aspect of improving your beers is to brew more often. Unfortunately, since homebrewing is just a hobby, many brewers struggle to fit additional brewing sessions into their busy lives. Of course, the shorter the brew session, the easier it is to find the time for. If you can crank out a beer in


Anchor Brewing Co.’s Anchor Steam clone

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This beer takes its name from the days when beer was made in the cool climate of San Francisco on rooftops in the nineteenth century—open vessels were used to help cool the beer quickly. Steam is the beer that convinced Fritz Maytag to buy the brewery in 1965 and carry on the brewing tradition that started there in the late 1800s. It features a deep amber color and Northern Brewer hops.


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