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Beer

The Secrets to Better Beer Foam

There’s nothing like the look of a creamy head on a homebrewed stout or the lacing on a glass after finishing a Belgian ale. But beer foam isn’t just …

Homebrewing

5 Tips for Homebrewing Lager

In case you haven’t been paying attention, lager is back. Homebrewers and commercial craft brewers who had initially focused on ale have rediscovered …

Homebrewing

5 Must-try Saison Recipes to Brew at Home

Saison is a classic Belgian “farmhouse” style that can be tricky to reduce to a one-sentence description. Brewers have taken the style in many …

Homebrewing

Best IPAs in America

As the craft beer world has grown to support over 4000 unique breweries around the United States, no style has kept up with India Pale Ale. As of …

Beer

Make Your Best Belgian Golden Strong Ale

From a style perspective, though, it can be tough to differentiate because it bears some superficial and structural similarities to Belgian Tripel.

Craft Beer

Hop Substitutions

What do you do when you are unable to find a hop variety online or at your local homebrew shop? Hopefully you’re not throwing in the proverbial …

Beer

These Are the Chemical Compounds That Make Beer Taste So Good

2 minute Read<p>Terms like “fruited” and “flavor-forward” may evoke wine tastings but, when it comes to complex beverages with nuanced flavors, don’t …

Double Black Imperial Black IPA

Brewers Association board member Tony Simmons, of Pagosa Brewing in Colorado, was up for a challenge in 2012 when he was invited to Big Beers, …

Homebrewing

Make Your Best Saison

Saison is a fantastically flexible and interesting style of beer.

Craft Beer

How to Harvest, Prepare and Store Homegrown Hops

<i>This post is a follow-up to How to Grow Hops at Home.</i>When to Pick Your HopsThe time has come. You’ve planned, pruned, monitored, cared for and put in …

Beer

5 Homebrew Tips from a Dogfish Head Quality Technician

Aimee Garlit is one of five Off-Centered Quality Technician at Dogfish Head Craft Brewery and holds a PhD in Microbiology and Immunology. She has …

Beer

Block 15 Alpha IPA Recipe

This house IPA at Block 15 Brewing (Corvallis, Oregon) is packed with notes of citrus, dank pine, and papaya with just enough malt character to prop …

Gear & Gadgets

DIY Storage Ottoman

The most satisfying DIY projects are those that serve not just a practical purpose, but an aesthetic one as well. Here’s a DIY storage ottoman– or …

Summer Saison :: Beer Recipe

Saison is a beer brewed to be refreshing. The Saison beer style was originally brewed in the cooler months in the southern, French-speaking region of …

Alcohol

How to Brew Clear Beer

Crystal clear beer is a much desired and sometimes very elusive thing for the everyday homebrewer. Like the unicorn it can be a vague and a seemingly …

How To Get Decoction Results Without Actually Doing a Decoction Mash

One of the joys of brewing is that there are almost endless combinations of ingredients we can use to produce specific flavors, as well as a variety …

Beer

An Introduction to Kegging Homebrew

Say goodbye to bottling and hello to the wonderful world of kegging! We’re here to walk you through the basics of kegging your homebrew. It’s easier …

Beer

What is Beer Haze and How Can You Fix It?

<i>by John Moorhead, AHA Project Coordinator/National Homebrew Competition Director</i>Your friend just poured you a fresh homebrew, and it came up cloudy. …

Homebrewing

The 5 Best Sites for Free Homebrewing Recipes • Hop Culture

A Pint With Stan Hieronymous<p>One of craft beer’s smartest nerds. READ NOW.<p>In the craft beer industry, camaraderie triumphs rivalry, collaboration …

12 Single-Hop Beers to Test Your Palate

June 8, 2016<p>Hops are the backbone of American craft beer. For the most part, your favorite beers contain a mixture of hop varieties (some IPAs use as …

Brewhouse Efficiency for All Grain Beer Brewing

34 comments<p>Brewhouse efficiency is a term that causes some confusion for first time all grain brewers. I previously covered how to improve your …

Should You Treat Your Sparge Water for Home Brewing?

A controversial subject in home brewing is whether to treat your sparge water the same as you do your mash water when home brewing beer? This week we …

Beer

How to Keg Homebrew Beer

108 comments<p>Would you like to learn how to start kegging your own beer? Kegging your homebrew saves time and money and offers a very convenient way …

Mash pH and Why It Matters for All Grain Beer Brewing

13 comments<p>Mash pH is an important concept for all grain brewing. While you can make “good” beer without worrying about pH, brewing truly great all …

Storing Your Beer Brewing Hops, Grains and Yeast

4 comments<p>Fresh ingredients are one of the keys to great beer. More than once I’ve been burned by old or improperly stored brewing ingredients …

Avoiding a Boil Over When Home Brewing

34 comments<p>A boil over when home brewing can be a real mess, particularly if it happens on the stove top. Even if you are brewing outside, you risk …

Parti-Gyle Brewing – Two Beers from One Mash Revisited

3 comments<p>Parti-Gyle brewing, sometimes incorrectly called party-gyle brewing, is an ancient technique where more than one beer is made from multiple …

Homebrewing