March/April 2002

March/April 2002

Check out the featured stories such as How to Build a Mash/Lauter Tun, Mashing Basics: What’s Going on Inside the Tun, Survey of Mash/Lauter Equipment, Boiling Your Mash into a Decoction, and 10 Ways to Avoid a Stuck Sparge.

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Cover Story

How to Build a Mash/Lauter Tun

By John Palmer

One of the great joys of brewing is building your own equipment. In this guide, you’ll find a wealth of options for building a new mash/lauter tun. Tinker on!

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Zymurgy: March/April 2002

Mashing Basics: What’s Going on Inside the Tun

Carbos and proteins and sugars, oh my! Hey, it isn’t rocket science, but understanding what happens during the mash will make you a better brewer.

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Zymurgy: March/April 2002

Survey of Mash/Lauter Equipment

You don’t have to look far to find a wide variety of mash/lauter devices that can help you build your own or put a ready-to-use vessel into your hands at a very reasonable price. Here’s what we found.

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Zymurgy: March/April 2002

Boiling Your Mash into a Decoction

Much debated, this classic technique once produced the world’s greatest beers. Maybe this is just what you are missing to brew up a classic of your own.

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Zymurgy: March/April 2002

10 Ways to Avoid a Stuck Sparge

Here’s a cure for the biggest brew day downer, the stuck sparge. Whether you’ve got plain-old barley-bloat blues or a real too-much-rye-oats-and-soghum setup, you’ll find the solution here.

Recipes in this Issue

  • Weizenbock #1 2001
  • Rita Liotta’s Spiced Dark Abbey Dubbel
  • Embracing Sunset Amber Lager (all-grain)
  • Keith Curtachio’s Spiced Dark Abbey Dubbel
  • Embracing Sunset Amber Lager
  • Hop Rod Rye
  • Zubru IPA
  • American Lager
  • Edel Marzen
  • Iowa Golden Ale
  • Erv Brese’s Belgian Dark strong
  • Ed D’Anna’s Belgian-Style Barleywine
  • 100-Mile Mild
  • Dark Greeting Winter Mild
  • Keith Bailey’s Dark Abbey Dubbel
  • Larry Pilon’s Oktoberfest
  • Tim Collins’ Scottish Export 80/-

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