Writer: Glenn BurnSilver

Hop Stands & Hop Bursting: Tips from Pros

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A hop stand sounds like something you’d do with your car at a stop sign, while hop bursting conjures up images of flowers exploding in defense of being harvested. In actuality, both terms relate to methods of hop utilization occurring once the flame has been turned off. Two hop experts share their thoughts on the


Collaborative Craft Beer Clone Recipes

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In the brewing world, everything typically starts off with a beer. So, you and your homebrew buddies sit around sampling the latest from your cellar, and the words start flying: “This is great.” “What type of hops is in here?” “Which yeast strain did you use?” “Can I have another?” “We should brew together.” There


Canned Craft Beer Clone Recipes

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It wasn’t so long ago that a trip to the local liquor store for some canned beer presented but a few options. If you were lucky, there may have been some imports such as Bitburger or Warsteiner. In certain parts of the country, regional breweries — Yuengling, for example — offered some flavorful canned beers.


Brewing Strong Ales

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If you ask 10 different brewers to define “strong ale,” you will likely get 11 different answers. Brewers around the world have always made bigger, stronger ales for special occasions, for blending with weaker ales or to be aged before consumption. As craft brewers have begun pushing the limits of what can be brewed and


Hard Ginger Beer

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Hard Ginger Beer (5 gallons/19 L)OG = 1.038 FG = 0.995 ABV = 5.5% Kit Harrington of Root Sellers’ advises, “Start with the freshest ingredients possible, they really show when you make ginger beer. I recommend getting a cold press masticating juicer and juice the ginger yourself.” Ingredients 4 lbs. (1.8 kg) pure cane sugar1


Hard Root Beer

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Hard Root Beer (5 gallons/19 L)OG = 1.038 FG = 0.995 ABV = 5.5% Kit Harrington of Root Sellers’ advises, “Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), is great for knocking the acidity down and a little goes a long way! You will need to add it 1 tsp. at a time to dial in the right amount


Hard Root & Ginger Beers

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Find out how to make hard root beer and hard ginger beer at home.


Be Cool to Your Brew School

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If you’ve ever considered becoming a pro brewer, there’s never been a better time to attend a formal brewing education program.


Football & Homebrew

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When he’s not punting footballs, former Pro Bowler Brandon Fields is often pursuing another passion: Homebrewing.


Elixir of Life

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An Olde Ale was the first C.H.A.O.S. all-club barrel project and a recipe that is suitable for aging in any type of spirit barrel, but also tasty on its own.


El Camino (Un)Real Black Ale clone

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 Collaboration among 21st Amendment, Firestone Walker and Stone Brewing Co. A smooth black ale that has fig, chia seeds, fennel seeds, and pink peppercorns added.

Benefit from a Brew Tour

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There’s a world of knowledge in commercial breweries, all you need to do is tap into it.


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