Writer: Mick Spencer

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Ciphering Fruit Beers


Calculating the impact a fruit addition will have on a beer’s ABV is tricky — so much so that even commercial brewers have gotten in trouble for miscalculating their influence on gravity. We take a closer look at the math required to get it right.

Boysenberry Crème Blonde Ale


Boysenberry Crème Blonde Ale (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain) OG = 1.065  FG = 1.024IBU = 15  SRM = 5   ABV = 5% This fruit beer straddles the line between decadent and quaffable.

Blood Orange Hefeweizen


Blood Orange Hefeweizen (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain) OG = 1.053  FG = 1.013IBU = 9  SRM = 4   ABV = 5.2% Blood orange is a perfect match for the banana and clove of

The Lacto Lounge


Kettle souring has become very popular because of the time savings and lower risk of contaminating the brewery compared to other souring techniques. However, the process comes with its own cons too. This DIY “kettle” souring keg solves for those problems.

Berlin Smoothie


Berlin Smoothie (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain)OG = 1.032  FG = 1.005IBU = 0  SRM = 3  ABV = 4% This take on Berliner weisse forgoes any hop additions and incorporates two fruits

Raspberry Gose


Raspberry Gose (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain)OG = 1.046  FG = 1.009IBU = 0  SRM = 3  ABV = 4.7% The OG is prior to souring. The FG and ABV include the impact

Mango Habanero Cherry Bomb Sauce


Mango Habanero Cherry Bomb Sauce (Approximately 60 fluid oz. (1.75 L) finished hot sauce) Though not a beer recipe, this hot sauce made with Lactobacillus-fermented hot peppers is another use I have

How Good is Your Homebrew? Get the Best Feedback on your Beer


How good is your homebrew? How would you know? Some homebrewers just want to know if they’re truly making good beer, and how to improve it. Others would like to know how

Brewing With Honey


Honey has been used in brewing for thousands of years. As far back as 700 BC, honey was used by at least one Iron Age tribe in a mixed beverage that might

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