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May-June-2019-Zymurgy-Magazine
May/June 2019

The May/June issue is packed with articles on how to take your brew day to the next level. Learn the impact that something as simple as a water adjustment can have on your beer. Explore techniques to improve the efficiency of your next all-grain brew day.

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advances in wort boiling

Advances in Wort Boiling

By Martin Brungard

Homebrewers have long been taught the benefits of a vigorous boil, but science suggests otherwise. Learn why long, vigorous boils may be neither necessary nor desirable.

Zymurgy: May/June 2019

Decoction Mashing: History and Modern Approaches

Removing part of the mash, boiling it, and mixing it back in is essential for classic Continental beers, but why spend so much time and energy? Flavor, that’s why.

Zymurgy: May/June 2019

Brewing a Culture of Community

Residents of the Aspen Ridge Retirement community in Bend, Ore., gather each week to brew, bottle, and keg their award-winning homebrew. Turns out beer keeps you young!

Zymurgy: May/June 2019

Improving Efficiency in the All-Grain Homebrewers

Brewhouse efficiency considers the whole process from mill to fermenter, including wort and beer losses along the way. Learn simple tricks for boosting yours.

Zymurgy: May/June 2019

Simple Water Adjustment

To make great beer, there is no way around getting to know your water and what you need to do with it to nail the style. Let’s make this as simple as possible, shall we?

Recipes in this Issue

  • Aspen Ridge Cream Ale
  • Hobo Boho Pilsner
  • Probably the Best Beer in the…House
  • Trappist Tripel
  • Easy Makgeolli
  • Meister Groll
  • May the Bock Be With You
  • All-American Blonde 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