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This week, we discuss designing beer with brewing author Randy Mosher. Randy shares with us the process he uses for designing beer and also gives us a sneak peek into the new book he’s working on. Download the MP3 File – Right Click and “Save As” to download this mp3 file [Audio clip: view full […]

Oatmeal Stout Recipes – Great Beer Styles

by Brad Smith on September 23, 2011 · 11 comments

Oatmeal stout is a popular variant of Stout introduced in the late 19th century and famous for its smooth, creamy, silky texture. This week we’ll talk a bit about the history of oatmeal stouts, the beer style, how to design a recipe for one and how to brew it. The History of Oatmeal Stout As […]

After my earlier post announcing BeerSmith 2, I received a lot of email asking when it would be available and how much it would cost. I’m pleased to announce both the BeerSmith 2 release date, pricing and also open up the preorder for those who wish to get a great discount on the next generation […]

German Rauchbier and Smoked Beer Recipes

by Brad Smith on January 20, 2011 · 14 comments

German Rauchbier or smoked beer is a distinctively smoke flavored beer made from barley malt dried over an open flame. The best known Rauchbiers are made in Bamberg Germany, though a number are brewed outside of Germany as well. This week, we’ll take a look at the history of Rauchbier as well as how to […]

Saison Beer – Belgian Farmhouse Ale Recipes

by Brad Smith on October 8, 2010 · 8 comments

Saison is a light, refreshing ale originally brewed in farmhouses in the French speaking regions of Belgium for field workers. Now the beer is brewed in many locations around the world. Its a complex style with a mix of fruity aroma and flavor, some spiciness and even a hint of tartness. Today I’ll take a look at the history of Saison, how to brew it and some Saison recipes.

Beer Recipe Design

by Brad Smith on January 27, 2010 · 11 comments

Over the years, I’ve come to realize that the basic principles of beer recipes design are often misunderstood and rarely well articulated. This week we’re going to look at how you can design a great beer recipes at home using a tried and true process. What follows is an what I consider an overview of […]

Brewing Marzen and Oktoberfest Beer Recipes

by Brad Smith on November 1, 2009 · 12 comments

Marzen

The German Marzen and Oktoberfest beer styles are seasonal favorites of beer drinkers worldwide. As we enter the fall season, we take a look at the traditional Marzen and Oktoberfest beer recipes and how to brew them at home.

Cream Ale Recipes – Beer Styles

by Brad Smith on April 4, 2009 · 3 comments

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Cream Ale is a distinctly American beer style that is refreshing and smooth. This week we take a look at brewing Cream Ale recipes. Cream Ale has enjoyed a resurgence recently as many microbreweries have taken up the style and even improved upon commercial versions.

Bock and Doppelbock Beer Recipes – Beer Styles

by Brad Smith on February 22, 2009 · 18 comments

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Bock beer is a classic German lager that is smooth and very drinkable. Traditionally bock was brewed in Winter, so it is appropriate for a winter beer article. This week we take a look at some bock beer recipes and how to brew the classic Bock beer style. History of Bock Bock traces its origins […]

Grains

Convert your all grain beer recipes to extract (or back). This week we examine how to convert an all grain home brewing recipe into one that uses extract including the delicate process of balancing color and bitterness in the final beer.

Enjoy soft pretzels at home with your homebrewed beer! Today we present a recipe for making large soft German beer pretzels from the comfort of your kitchen.

Beer Glasses

Design and brew a Kolsch beer recipe at home. Guest blogger DJ provides you with the history of Kolsch, how to design a Kolsch beer, and his personal recipe for brewing Kolsch. Kolsch is an exremely light ale with a lager-like character…

Brewing an Irish Stout Beer Recipe

by Brad Smith on March 14, 2008 · 30 comments

Stout Lineup

With St Patrick’s day upon us, it seemed appropriate to discuss the beer that Ireland is most famous for: Irish Stout. We’ll review the history of Irish Stout, the design of Irish Stout recipes and finish with a selection of great Irish Stout recipes for home brewing…

Beer Styles: Making a Porter Recipe

by Brad Smith on March 1, 2008 · 22 comments

Porter

Porter is a English beer style that has become very popular in the United States. This week we will look at the origins of Porter, how to brew Porter at home and provide a collection of sample recipes. When I started brewing back in the 1980’s, the microbrewery revolution was still in its infancy, and […]