Writer: Rob Friesel

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Preparing for the BJCP Exam

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Preparing for the Beer Judge Certification Program exam is a daunting task, but you don’t have to go at it alone. One of the best ways to prepare is with a group of peers also preparing for BJCP certification. Get tips on how to utilize a study group from a judge who’s done it.



Somewhere between a traditional mead and a beer is where you’ll find braggot. The trick, however, is to balance the two ingredients to create a synthesis of malt and honey. Learn about the history, ingredients, and techniques to brew a braggot worthy of bragging about.

Diplomatic Mission Braggot

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Diplomatic Mission Braggot (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain)OG = 1.061  FG = 1.003IBU = 23  SRM = 12  ABV = 7.6% Ingredients3.5 lbs. (1.6 kg) rye malt2 lbs. (0.91 kg) 2-row pale malt8 oz. (227 g) caramel malt (120 ºL)5 lbs. (2.3 kg) raw blackberry honey3.5 AAU Columbus hops (60 min.)  (0.25 oz./7 g at 14%

Insulation for Single Vessel Brewing

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What’s the best way to hold a consistent mash temperature for brew-in-a-bag brewing? We put the popular Reflectix insulation to the test.

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