Writer: Drew Beechum & Denny Conn

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Into The Cider House: When fall calls, we pick up

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As the days get noticeably shorter many homebrewers around the world start to think about making hard cider. Find some pointers on getting the most from this year’s apple harvest.

Thinking Brew-In-A-Bag: Helpful tips for this style of brewing

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The popularity of brew-in-a-bag type brewing systems has exploded over the last five years. Denny and Drew look at some factors to make the most of your brew day when using this style of system.

Gluten Reducing: Taking control of this protein

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Gluten intolerance and celiac disease are two related but distinct conditions. Beer fans in one of these camps need to take special precautions when looking to enjoy a cold one. Get some help for brewing a gluten-reduced beer.

Packaging From A Keg: Considerations for beer on the go


With a lot of homebrewers kegging their beer and serving it on draft, mobility of their beer is limited. Denny and Drew discuss considerations and options for those that want to package some of their kegged homebrew to take out of
their house.

Love What You Do: Stop worrying and enjoy the brew

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Most homebrewers know the Charlie Papazian saying, “Relax, don’t worry, have a homebrew.” But many of us don’t necessarily follow that dogma. Denny and Drew want to change that.

Packaging Beer: Practical tips to minimize problems

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Packaging your beer at its best means it isn’t negatively impacted in the process. Make sure every homebrew you package is minimally affected no matter what method you use.

Myth Busting

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Half truths, misunderstood principles, untested theories, and wild guesses often become taken as facts when repeated enough times. You’ll find them on brewing message boards, in literature, and in conversation.
That doesn’t make them true. Let’s bust these myths.

Equipment Calibration: Tuning up your gear

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What good is a thermometer if it is telling you the wrong information? Make sure you can trust your equipment by keeping it calibrated.

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.

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).

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.

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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