January/February 2021

The January/February 2021 Zymurgy is now available! Check out the featured stories, including Homebrew Gadgets 2021, Find Your Baltic Bliss, Mash Low Carb High, and Competition in the Time of Covid-19!

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2021 Homebrew Gadgets - JF21 Zymurgy

Gadgets 2021

By Zymurgy Readers

Homebrew contraptions are as integral to homebrewed beer as malt, water, hops, and yeast. Every year, we celebrate homebrew ingenuity in Zymurgy‘s gadgets issue, and this year we’re delighted to share more than 20 of the pieces of equipment you shared with us.

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Find your Baltic Bliss

Barrel-aged, conditioned with fruit, smoke, or simply plain, Baltic porter should be a part of every homebrewer’s portfolio, especially for those who live in colder climes. Serve it at cellar temperature in a tulip glass and find your Baltic bliss.

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Mash Low, Carb High

A good saison is dry and assertively hoppy, balancing yeast-driven complexity with the subtle richness of Pilsner malt. When done well, mixed-culture saisons introduce extra complexity while retaining the character of the base beer.

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Competition in the Time of Covid-10

A global pandemic has forced us inside, but homebrewing continues. Competition coordinators have reacted to safety restrictions by staging homebrew competitions that conform to public health guidelines and still offer valuable feedback to entrants. Learn how one club pulled it off.

Recipes in this Issue

  • Ekstedt Pizza
  • I Got Your Stout
  • Stout Brownies
  • Olde Sloppyknickers
  • SNOBs 30th Anniversary Wet-Hopped IPA
  • Preserved Lemons
  • O’Davey Irish Red Ale
  • Full Stop Stout
  • Baltic Bliss
  • Smokeska Porter
  • Spelt Saison #2
  • Petite Et Legere
  • Hardgrove’s Basement
  • Autobahn Lager
  • Kuhn’s Pilsner
  • Corn Chowder
  • Easy Peasy
  • Strawberry Salad
  • Strawberry Mead

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