Writer: Stephen Stanley

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Recovering from Brew Day Mishaps


Even experienced homebrewers occasionally forget a step, take their eye off of things, or miscalculate additions. Let’s explore what can be done to get your brew day back on track when this happens.

Continual Improvements


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


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


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


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

Brewing Priorities for Beginners


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

Beginner’s Luck Pale Ale


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

Adjusting Flavor Using Brewing Salts


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

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