Check out the featured stories, such as Extract Rules!, Our Experts Taste The Kit Beers, It’s The Pits: Fruit Pit Hazards In Beer, Cat Tales: A Cat’s Eye View Of Better Brewing With Extract, For Geeks Only: Calibrating Judges at Remote Locations: The Palate Calibration Project, and For Geeks Only: Achieving Uniform Mash Bed Temperatures Using a SABCO RIMS System.
Wanna win gold at Nationals with extract beer? Look no further. Ed Westemeier tracks down winners from recent National Homebrew Competitions to chat with them about their champion extract beers and how they brewed them.
Everyone has seen them and most have brewed them: those simple no-boil beer kits. But how good is the beer really? We put them to the ultimate test with a panel of choosy judges. You may be surprised at what we found.
Everyone knows that cyanide will kill you, and pretty quickly too. Our well-informed authors Dick VanDyke and Joe Formanek help you make sure you’re not putting a dose of lethal poison in your next fruit beer.
Cat Tales: A Cat’s Eye View Of Better Brewing With Extract
By: Phoebe Ankeney
Long-time extract brewer Jay Ankeney gets his feline companion involved in a bit of ghost-writing to lay out some new and sometimes unusual tips for basic brewing. Every reader will find a new idea here.
Recipes in this Issue
Dusty Mud Irish-Style Stout
Old Bailiwick English Style Barleywine
Old No. 9 Porter
Sofa King II Stout
Red Bag Ale
Celebrator Doppelbock Clone
Jay’s Favorite Porter
Jay’s PBC Mild
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