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!
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.
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.
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.
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
I Got Your Stout
SNOBs 30th Anniversary Wet-Hopped IPA
O’Davey Irish Red Ale
Full Stop Stout
Spelt Saison #2
Petite Et Legere
Meet the Editor-in-Chief
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