Writer: Drew Beechum & Denny Conn

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Wort Chilling Advice

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Actively chilling wort after the boil is complete is an optional task that often requires a lot of water. Learn why we generally try to rapidly chill our wort, the methods and equipment utilized, and some best techniques when using the various systems homebrewers have devised.


Basic Cacao Nib Tincture

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If you want to use a chocolate extract, Drew tends to make his own to control the flavor and strip the fat. Here is the recipe.


Infusing Chocolate and Coffee to Your Brew

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Chocolate and coffee are two adjuncts that are stalwarts in the craft beer world. Denny and Drew have used them both extensively and are here to share their advice to making the best use of them.


Making Your Homebrew Club Engaging 

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Homebrewing is going through a soul-searching moment. One area we all feel can spur the love of the hobby again is through our local homebrew clubs. Get some pointers for reinvigorating the best of what can make them invaluable to the greater brewing community.


Learn How to Smoke Your Beers

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Beer produced with smoked malts don’t need to be smoke bombs. Learn to craft your own smoked malts and use them in recipes.


Concept Beers

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Once your mind is set on brewing a new take on a beer, the next step is to design the recipe. Drew and Denny offer up their best advice on taking a concept for a beer and making it become a reality via the most direct route.


Averting Disaster

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Nothing can ruin a homebrewer’s day faster than finding that they ruined a batch of their beer. Learn from others’ mistakes and ensure success with your next brew by reading these thoughtful ideas.


Learning From Mistakes

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A skill that separates great brewers from good ones is the ability to learn from mistakes and adapt their processes to minimize repeating those mistakes in the future.


Yeast Pitch Blends

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With the advent of monoculture brewing in the late 1800s, most breweries around the world have slowly moved away from their traditional yeast blends in favor of single-strain brewing. Drew and Denny advocate for going back to blended pitches.


A Simple Guide to Hop Charges

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When hops get added to your brew will dictate what their main purpose is for that beer. Drew and Denny dig into how the timing will determine when and how much of our favorite aromatic flowers to add.


The Sanitation Department

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Once your equipment is clean, any gear that touches your wort and beer after the boil should be sanitized. Take a walk through the various ways homebrewers can achieve sanitation.


Cleaning Action: An ounce (28 g) of prevention

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Anyone who has homebrewed long enough knows we’re just janitors with benefits. Make sure that you are doing a good job of keeping your brewing equipment clean.


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