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Brewing a Russian Imperial Stout

Previously in this series of articles on How to brew different Styles of Beer? we covered Brewing an American Barleywine, this time the Beer Style comes from Category 20: 'American Porter and Stout' in the BJCP 2015 Guidelines and is the style of a Russian Imperial Stout.

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State College Brew Expo 2015

The annual State College Brew Expo was held for the 17th year on Saturday August 15, 2015, at Tussey Mountain Ski Resort in Happy Valley, Pennsylvania. This year around 40 breweries from across the nation were featured together with seminars and live music.

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A Craft Beer trip to British Columbia

Fermentation tanks at Whistler Brewing

I recently returned from a trip to British Columbia, which is the most westerly Province in Canada. For this visit I was curious how the craft beer scene would compare to that in the USA and also whether it would be heavily influenced by the West Coast hop-forward styles of Oregon and Washington State.

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Brewing an American Barleywine

Water additions for the Mash

Previously in this series of articles on How to brew different Styles of Beer? we covered Brewing an Old Ale, this time the Beer Style comes from Category 22: 'Strong American Ale' in the BJCP 2015 Guidelines and is the style of an American Barleywine.

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Brewing an Old Ale

Very active Primary fermentation

Previously in this series of articles on How to brew different Styles of Beer? we covered Brewing an American Pale Ale, this time the Beer Style comes from Category 17: 'Strong British Ale' in the BJCP 2015 Guidelines and is the style of an Old Ale.

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Building a Dual Stage Temperature Controller

Dual Stage Temperature Controller

For the last few years I have carried out my homebrewed beer fermentations in a freezer and managed the temperature using a Johnson Controls Digital Thermostat Control Unit (model A419) which is a single stage controller i.e. it can be used in cool mode or heat mode. For the last year or so I have seen the price of STC-1000 All-Purpose Digital Temperature Controllers drop in price and having seen a fellow homebrewer build a Dual Stage Temperature Controller I decided to take the plunge.

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Brewing an American Pale Ale

Hop matter left at the end of the boil

Previously in this series of articles on How to brew different Styles of Beer? we covered Brewing an English Pale Ale, this time the Beer Style comes from Category 18: 'Pale American Ale' in the BJCP 2014 Guidelines and is the style of an American Pale Ale.

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Brewing a Brett Beer

Kolsch & Belgian Dubbel at end of primary fermentation

Previously in this series of articles on How to brew different Styles of Beer? we covered Brewing an English IPA, this time the Beer Style comes from Category 28: 'American Wild Ale' in the BJCP 2014 Guidelines and is the style of a Brett Beer.

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Brewing an English IPA

Floating hop matter

Previously in this series of articles on How to brew different Styles of Beer? we covered Brewing an Altbier, this time the Beer Style comes from Category 12: 'Pale English Beer' in the BJCP 2014 Guidelines and is the style of an English IPA.

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