beer magazine
January/February 2018

Zymurgy readers share their favorite homemade gadgets that are sure to have you itching to upgrade your brew day setup. We’re also taking a deep dive into weissbeir, which is much more complex than you may think.

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Cover Story

Homebrew Gadgets 2018

By Zymurgy Readers

Sharpen your saws and dust off your drills. Zymurgy readers share the homemade homebrew tools that make for better brewing, cleaning, and serving.

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Brewing Automation

AHA member Martin Bradley’s high-tech brewery is a labor-saving labor of love. Here, he shows us how he takes brewing automation to the next level.

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Rise of the Machines

Brewing beer used to be all about buckets and and carboys. Now countertop appliances make homebrewing as easy as pushing a button. We consider four of them here.

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Cooking with Gas

Propane gas remains the fuel of choice for most homebrewers who conduct full wort boils. Learn how to connect several burners to a single propane source.

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The Many Ways to Weissbier

Typically brewed with simple ingredients and ale yeast, weissbeir is a great style that can teach brewers a lot about brewing. Much complexity lies beneath the surface.

Recipes in this Issue

  • Weekday Bock (Malt Extract)
  • Left on Colden Hefeweizen
  • Holier than Meow Hefeweizen
  • Kevin’s Mom
  • American IPA con Pomelo Rosado (Pink Grapefruit American IPA)
  • Psychedelic Weisse (Berliner Weisse with Dragon Fruit & Guava)
  • Weekday Bock (All-Grain)
  • SLF Pale Ale
  • Tropical Haze
  • Terre au Verre
  • Barley Phillip Irish Red
  • Holier than Meow Hefeweizen
  • Kevin’s Mom
  • American IPA con Pomelo Rosado (Pink Grapefruit American IPA)
  • Terre au Verre
  • Psychedelic Weisse (Berliner Weisse with Dragon Fruit & Guava)
  • Barley Phillip Irish Red
  • Weekday Bock (All-Grain)
  • SLF Pale Ale
  • Weekday Bock (Malt Extract)
  • Tropical Haze
  • Left on Colden Hefeweizen

Meet the Editor-in-Chief

Dave Carpenter

Dave brewed his first batch in 2009 and started writing about beer soon thereafter. In addition to geeking out on beer and language, Dave enjoys hiking, traveling, and other gerunds as well. Email Dave