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Estimating AA% Using Calibrated Hop Teas

Growing your own hops isn’t always as simple as planting, harvesting, and brewing. For those who want to get deeper into the science, leading to a more fulfilling brewing experience, here are the steps you need to estimate alpha-acid percentage.

Homebrewing for the Masses

There are rewards in brewing for the popular palate. Seeing how quickly your keg empties at a summer barbecue can be every bit as satisfying as nailing that lambic that impresses the three or four other sour beer heads you know.

Beer Books: Against All Hops & Project Extreme Brewing

Expand your knowledge of beer with two new books that explore ingredients, homebrewing, and a peek behind the curtain to how the pros approach each batch.

Make Your Best Czech Amber Lager

Start working this one into your autumn or late-winter lineup (I like it as a “welcome to spring” beer), and I think you’ll find yourself with a new favorite sessionable lager.

Brewing With Sugary Adjuncts

The right ingredients, added the right way, can be the difference between a successful pastry beer and a hot mess.

Brewing with All Kinds of Sugar

When it comes to adding sugar to your beer there are pitfalls to avoid, and lots of wonderful, complex flavors to gain.

Make Your Best Belgian Dark Strong Ale

These “smooth and dangerous” beers (to quote the BJCP guidelines) are some of the best-drinking and most enjoyable beers you’ll ever drink, and they can be surprisingly easy to make if you build a good recipe and adhere to some basic brewing practices.

Homebrewing with Homegrown Hops

Growing your own hops is relatively easy. The bines grow quickly through the season, and it won’t take long before it’s time to harvest.

Dreams vs Reality

Our homebrewing columnist talks about what it would be like to have his dream system, and if it would truly make him happy.

What's In Your Brewing Toolbox?

With more control over our brewing session, we’re better prepared to deal with the unexpected. That control comes from planning and organization.