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Give a little – Jason and Andrew

On 10th September Jason Bathgate of 8 Wired Brewing and Andrew Childs of Behemoth Brewing Company were seriously burned when a kettle erupted. They were airlifted to Auckland hospital and, given the gravity of their burns, recovery will take time.

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4 take-away trends from Great American Beer Festival 2015

There are now more than 4,000 craft breweries in the U.S., per the Brewers Association. Great American Beer Festival, the largest single-event pouring of craft beer in America, rounded up 60,000 beer fans over three days this year at the Colorado

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Article: Can the skunk flavour

I was recently at a course run by Steve Plowman of Hallertau Brewery on how to identify faults in beer. It was a brilliant exercise which demanded a lot of your nose and palate as some of the so-called “off

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Article: Lion named champion NZ brewery

ast night, Lion was named champion New Zealand Brewery at the 2015 Brewers Guild of New Zealand Beer Awards, held at a gala dinner at SkyCity in Auckland. A hugely significant award, the Brewers Guild of New Zealand Awards is

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I met Wes a couple years back, I forget the exact context, but I recall exchanging messages with him on some homebrew forum. He ended up attending one of our local club meetings with a couple small kegs of his homemade beer,

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11 Obscure Beer Styles That Are Worth a Try

Sure, stouts, India pale ales, and hefeweizens are tasty, but if you want to venture away from the beaten path for your next beer, give one of these styles a shot. 1. GRODZISKIE (GRÄTZER) A smoky wheat ale that originated

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The Great Trub exBEERiment

In his ubiquitous manuscript, How to Brew, John Palmer states: “It is a good idea to remove the hot break (or the break in general) from the wort before fermenting. The hot break consists of various proteins and fatty acids which

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Article: Minimal Sparge: An Easier Way to Brew

Minimal Sparge: An Easier Way to Brew For most of my first nine years homebrewing I produced wort with the standard “American” process. I mashed in a five gallon cooler fitted with a homemade copper manifold, recirculated by hand, manually

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What You Don’t Know About the World’s Rarest Beers

WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW ABOUT THE WORLD’S RAREST BEERS BY AMANDA MARSTELLER | AUG 28 2015 There exist in the uppermost echelon of brewing, a handful of rare beers that demand unmatched awe and respect. Often called “white whales,” these beers are meant

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So, after ordering crushed grain over and over again and not being able to buy in bulk due to worrying about spoiling, I decided it was time to look into a grain mill. It turns out, the commercial solutions are quite expensive.

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