Cover Story

Barrel Roles: Fermenting and Aging in Wooden Barrels

By Karl Hagghand

Fermenting and aging your homebrew in wooden barrels can bring unique flavors and aromas to the table, but managing barrels at home means learning a few new tricks.

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Honey Brew List

Zymurgy: May/June 2016

The Honey-Brew List: Can Ale Yeast Yield Great Mead?

By Billy Beltz Growing numbers of people are discovering mead, an ancient beverage that creative commercial and home meadmakers continue to reinvent today. But unlike beer brewers and winemakers, who […]

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Zymurgy: May/June 2016

The Reinheitsgebot: Is it Still Relevant?

How did a 31-word passage in an obscure 16th-century proclamation acquire almost mythical status in Germany and beyond? And does it matter anymore?

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Zymurgy: May/June 2016

Brewing with Tea

In crossword puzzles, “brewed beverage” usually means T-E-A, but we all know better. Here’s how to put more T-E-A into your A-L-E.

Recipes in this Issue

  • A Common Disaster
  • SoCarolina Otter Pils (Extract)
  • SoCarolina Otter Pils (All-Grain)
  • Flanders Red Ale
  • Herbal Tea Pale Ale
  • Chai-Barley Tea Brew
  • Mango Black Tea Short Mead
  • Pacific Northwest Homebrewers Conference Pale Ale (All-Grain)
  • Guytus Interruptus
  • Barrel-Aged Imperial India Pale Ale
  • Base Lambic-Style Ale
  • Pacific Northwest Homebrewers Conference Pale Ale (Extract)
  • Flanders Red Ale
  • Herbal Tea Pale Ale
  • Chai-Barley Tea Brew
  • Pacific Northwest Homebrewers Conference Pale Ale (Extract)
  • Mango Black Tea Short Mead
  • Pacific Northwest Homebrewers Conference Pale Ale (All-Grain)
  • A Common Disaster
  • Guytus Interruptus
  • SoCarolina Otter Pils (Extract)
  • Barrel-Aged Imperial India Pale Ale
  • SoCarolina Otter Pils (All-Grain)
  • Base Lambic-Style Ale

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