Writer: Gordon Strong

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Gordon Strong’s German Pilsner

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This German Pilsner recipe can be used as a template for any hoppy Pilsner. Replace bittering hops with a first wort hop addition of a flavor hop, move flavor and aroma hops to the whirlpool or dry hopping, and alter the variety of hops to match the target profile for the style.


Gordon Strong’s British Brown Ale

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The base malt is a mix of Maris Otter and Golden Promise. Torrified wheat provides some of the character flavor and a little body. Mid-range crystal malts provide some caramel flavors, and the light dose of chocolate malt gives enough of the nutty flavor without tasting overtly chocolate-like.


Pilsners of the World

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The Pilsner beer style began in the Czech city of Pilsen, but has been adopted and adjusted to consumer tastes worldwide since its origin. Get to know the modern Pilsners of the world, what makes them different, and how you can make each at home.


British Brown Ale

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British brown ale is open to a wide range of interpretations, however one constant is that the style is all about drinkability and balance. Learn more about its history, which at a time nearly went extinct, and how to brew your own version.


Gordon Strong’s Sweet Stout

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This example is more like the Mackeson’s I remember — closer to 5% than 6. I also keep the IBUs down, around 25, since I don’t want the bitterness to stand out against the sweetness.


Rethinking Beer Faults

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Gordon Strong has judged at literally hundreds of homebrew competitions. In that time, he’s sampled every beer fault known to man. He takes us through the rising trend of faults tied to newer brewing methods, how to detect them, their causes, and, most importantly, how to avoid them in future batches.


Sweet Stout

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With origins in the United Kingdom, the sweet (or milk) stout has found a following in the U.S. craft beer scene. Gordon Strong digs into its history and provides pointers to brew a classic example of the original lactose-infused beer.


Gordon Strong’s Gruit

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Balancing the bitterness and spices can be difficult due to unknown freshness and potency, so be prepared to make infusions (teas) to tweak the balance once the beer is finished.


Gruit

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While it is true that it is an unhopped beer that uses other herbs to add character, traditional gruit is a very narrowly defined and specific beverage that was highly regulated by various governments in the Middle Ages in northwestern Europe. Learn more about this concoction of lore.


Gordon Strong’s Irish Red Ale

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My recipe is a middle-of-the-road example for Ireland. It uses a rather dextrinous base malt (mild malt) with a little bit of oats to increase the mouthfeel.


Irish Red Ale

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A style that has been twisted and misshapen when big, multi-national breweries started to popularize their brands, Irish red ales had for some time lost their way. Gordon Strong wants to take this style back to its Irish roots.


Rice Lager

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If you are looking for a beer with a clean and crisp character with very low bitterness, you’ve come to the right place. Gordon Strong takes us on a journey through the mechanics to brew Japanese rice lagers or simply rice lagers.


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