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Brewers Find Bold Beer Flavors in Barrels Beyond Bourbon

20 februari 2017

 The number of craft breweries with some level of barrel aging program has risen dramatically over the past decade, with most gravitating toward used whiskey casks, particularly bourbon, to add …

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Bitter Beer Do’s and Dont’s

1 september 2016

Few issues get a beer geek prepared to speak your ear off than name-dropping a bitter beer or two. Bitter beers are extra of a definite continent on Planet Beer …

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Brewing with Chocolate, Methods and Process

20 februari 2017

Chocolate and beer are two of the best substances in the world, so they can only be better together, right? There are a number of ways to infuse the goodness …

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Beers Made with Barrel-Aged Coffee Beans are ‘Blowing People’s Minds’

7 maart 2017

When we think of barrel-aged beer, we usually think of beer that’s been brewed and then left to age in whiskey or wine barrels. But a few brewers are putting …

Citraweiss Recipe

8 oktober 2016

ALL-GRAIN Batch dimension: 6 gallons (22.7 liters) boil/5 gallons (19 liters) knockout Brewhouse effectivity: 75& Attenuation: 80% OG: 1.06 FG: 1.01 IBUs: 50 ABV: 6.5% MALT/GRAIN BILL 5.5 lb (2.5 kg) White wheat …

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Scratch Brewing’s Basil Ale Recipe

24 november 2016

Many brewers have put basil into beer, probably because of basil’s kinship with hops. Not only is basil extremely aromatic, it lends both a spicy edge and a sweet finish—hops-like …

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Make Your Best Doppelbock

31 oktober 2016

Style Doppelbock has surprising range, given what we usually expect from the precision-minded Germans who originated the style. Versions range widely in color, alcohol strength, and flavor. Originally, this was a …

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Make Your Best Roggenbier

1 november 2016

Roggenbier is, in many ways, a simple beer: it’s principally a variation on the Weizen theme but instead of wheat uses rye, which adds more spice and less bread to …

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Make Your Best Southern English Brown

24 november 2016

Style The southern English brown ale or London brown ale is a style that’s rarely seen on the shelves these days, but it’s still a good one to have in your …

Plan Bee Farm Brewery’s Dandeliaison Recipe

10 november 2016

 Plan Bee Farm Brewery’s Evan Watson has provided this recipe for their farmhouse ale with dandelions and honey. He says, “If you’re crazy like me, [you can] cultivate a yeast …

Exploring The Tastes of Beer – Using Extracts

24 november 2016

Once you have mastered regular beer brewing you may want to branch out and explore other beer tastes. You can easily use extracts to add special flavors to your next …

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The Sour Beer Spectrum

31 oktober 2016

The Science of Sour Many sour beers are fermented, in full or in part, using a strain of Brettanomyces. Brettanomyces, or Brett for short, is a wild cousin of domesticated brewer’s …

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Belgian Saison within the Model of Saison Dupont Recipe

9 augustus 2016

Belgian Saison within the Model of Saison Dupont Recipe Award-winning homebrewer Paul Zocco (Zok) shared this saison recipe modeled on Saison Dupont, the definitive instance of this beer type. This saison …

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Make Your First Batch an IPA

24 november 2016

So you’ve decided to take up homebrewing. You’ve bought starter equipment (or received a kit as a gift). You have a reference book or two. And you’ve obviously found the …

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Make Your Best English IPA

31 oktober 2016

English IPA versus American IPA English IPA was just…IPA. While it may be viewed as the older, boring uncle of the insane IPAs that now dominate most beer geeks’ minds, it’s …

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Run to the Pils Recipe

24 november 2016

Jeremy Myers, head brewer and co-owner of Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company (Croydon, Massachusetts) notes that there are no brewing salts added for mash pH adjustment. This recipe follows the Reinheitsgebot, …

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Breakside Liquid Sunshine Pilsner Recipe

1 november 2016

Ben Edmunds, head brewer for Breakside Brewery in Portland, Oregon, shared this recipe for their classic German Pilsner with an emphasis on late-kettle hops.ALL-GRAINBrewhouse efficiency: 88% OG: 1.049 (11.5°P) FG: 1.010 (2.6°P) IBUs: …

Your Father’s Mustache Pre-Prohibition Lager Recipe

1 november 2016

Jeff Renner, a founding member of the Ann Arbor Brewers Guild, began a successful campaign in the 1990s to get Classic American Pilsner recognized as a style in homebrewing competitions. …

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17 Chocolate Beers for National Chocolate Day

1 november 2016

Brewers often tell me that chocolate as a brewing ingredient adds complexity, well-roundedness, and smoothness to a beer’s flavor. It’s not easy to brew with chocolate—its oils can cause head …

Make Your Best Tropical Stout

1 november 2016

For most beer styles, there are a lot of paths to the top of the mountain. That’s the good news. The bad news is that with all of those paths, …