Writer: Drew Beechum & Denny Conn

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Open Fermentations: Circling back to fermenters of yesteryear

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Open fermentation is something that is espoused for many styles to develop their expressive character. Denny and Drew explain the process and why you may want to give it a try along with a favorite recipe of theirs.

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Drew’s Open Fermentation Experimental Mild

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Drew’s Mild sings best when allowed to breathe! So be sure to keep the fermentation open (but covered).

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Brewing A West Coast IPA: The anti-haze

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“Juicy” IPAs are not universally loved by beer fans. The West Coast IPA offers drinkers a more biting and clear rendition of the hop bomb. Get some pointers on brewing one yourself.

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More Quick Tips: Making brew day and beyond efficient

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Anyone who has brewed more than a few batches of beer will often fall into certain routines, but not all of them are practical. Here are some more “quick tips” to make sure that you are maximizing your brew day experience.

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Quick Pre-Brew Tips: Collective advice from fellow brewers

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We can learn so much from brewing with others. Denny and Drew pulled together some groupthink tips from fellow brewers and from their own experiences.

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Flavoring Beer: Get the most from additions

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Adding fruit, spices, or other flavorings to beer is commonplace for homebrewers and craft brewers alike, but there are many ways to go about extracting the flavor.

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Points Off? Defining gravity and why it matters

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Homebrewers have been known to fret over their brewhouse efficiency numbers. Make sure you know the differences, the variables involved, and how to troubleshoot.

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How Do You Brew: It speaks volumes about our advice

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Homebrewers can often be classified by their approach to the hobby, whether they focus more on the gear, the recipes, the results, or simply the means to the ends. Learn where you fall and why this may be important when you guide new brewers who are looking to get into the hobby.

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Testing Your Hypothesis: Experiments you should do

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Homebrewing and experimenting are about as old as brewing itself . . . but modern scientific method delineates theories and proven facts. Denny and Drew provide some pointers.

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Session Beers: The drive to go little

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Bigger is always better, right? Not according to fans of session beers. Denny and Drew lay out some keys to crafting a fine example of a low-alcohol beer built with enough character to feel “big.”

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Malted “Others”: Adjuncts that are no longer raw

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There is a big world of malted grains outside of barley. Explore some of those options and some best practices when stepping outside of craft brewing’s “comfort zone.”

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Record Keeping: Become a homebrewing bookie

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How do you keep track of your brews? Denny and Drew have two different approaches to their record keeping. Learn some of the factors to consider when you record your recipes, brew day processes, fermentation, and beyond.

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