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The Secret of Hops is Malt

Mark Hastings of Überbrew argues that the selection and combination of hops varieties isn't the end-all, be-all of brewing hoppy styles. The real magic is finding the right malt and yeast combination that pulls the best character out of those hops.

Balancing Act

There are approaches that can help us find balance in our beers when we want it and make our imbalances work for us when they’re warranted and wanted.

Ask the Experts: Can a Homebrewer Do a Whirlpool Addition?

Homebrew expert Brad Smith, author of the Beersmith homebrewing software and the voice behind the Beersmith podcast, offers some practical advice for adding whirlpool hops.

Make Your Best Trappist Single

Big beers often garner a lot of attention, but don’t let that keep you from appreciating (or brewing) the smaller beers.

The Brewer-Grower Feedback Loop

Maine Beer Company is known for its vibrant and bright hoppy beers, but the secret to their success is methodical work that starts at the very top of the supply chain—the hops fields of the Pacific Northwest.

With So Much Craft Beer, Why Brew at Home? 

With so much flavorful, interesting beer on tap, is it worth investing the time and money into homebrewing? 

Building Recipes the Boneyard Way

Tony Lawrence, the brewmaster and co-owner at Boneyard Beer in Bend, Oregon, walks you through building a recipe for a clean, crisp, and very dry IPA.

Make Your Best American Strong Ale

Although still something of a catchall category, there are some useful distinctions and targets to work with when it comes to American strong ale. As the air begins to cool this autumn it's the perfect time to try your hand at making one.

Ask the Experts: Addressing a Stuck Fermentation

Homebrew expert Brad Smith, author of the Beersmith homebrewing software and the voice behind the Beersmith podcast, offers some practical advice for when your fermentation becomes stuck when brewing with a low-attenuating yeast.

Swiping Left on Cloudy Beer

Let’s talk about how filtering can give your beer a makeover.