Writer: Stephen Stanley

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Continual Improvements

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After a recipe is first conceptualized and then brewed is when the toughest work begins in perfecting that recipe. It (usually) doesn’t go from good to great on a second brew, but instead requires small tweaks from batch-to-batch. By changing one facet of a recipe each time it is brewed, that change can be analyzed, criticized, and lead to continual improvements.


Mamacita’s Dark Kölsch

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Mamacita’s Dark Kölsch (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain)OG = 1.050  FG = 1.014IBU = 27  SRM = 21  ABV = 4.7% An homage to St. Arnold Brewing’s Santo, which was in the brewery’s


Counting Calories & Carbs

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All beer has calories and empty carbs, but they don’t all have the same amount. Learn how to calculate the amount of calories and carbs in the beers you brew at home, as well as some tips for the health-conscious folks about how to brew beers with less.


Piwo Grodziskie

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Piwo Grodziskie (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain) OG = 1.037  FG = 1.007 IBU = 30  SRM = 4  ABV = 3.9% Ingredients7 lbs. (3.2 kg) oak-smoked wheat malt0.6 lb. (0.27 kg) German pale ale malt14 oz. (0.4 kg) rice hulls5.6 AAU Saaz hops (60 min.) (1.6 oz./45 g at 3.5% alpha acids)7 AAU Saaz hops (0 min.)


Brewing Priorities for Beginners

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Beer is easy to make. People brewed beer for thousands of years without the benefit of computers, digital wireless hydrometers, or PID controllers — or, for that matter, even basic thermometers and hydrometers. Because we do not have direct control over the biological processes that make beer, we rely on production procedures to make wort


Beginner’s Luck Pale Ale

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Beginner’s Luck Pale Ale (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain)OG = 1.054  FG = 1.012IBU = 32  SRM = 10  ABV = 5.5% Ingredients10 lbs. (4.5 kg) pale 2-row malt1 lb. (0.45 kg) crystal malt (60 °L)6 oz. (170 g) acidulated malt (optional)7.5 AAU Magnum hops (60 min.) (0.5 oz./14 g at 15% alpha acids)7.5 AAU Centennial hops


Adjusting Flavor Using Brewing Salts

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The Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) training material outlines a sensory training process for brewers and clubs using ingredients found around the home or the brewery. As Education Chair for the Aurora City Brew Club in Aurora, Colorado, I’ve expanded this test to include other flavors and particularly, solutions of brewing salts. In the past,


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