Category Archives: Education

2015 BJCP Guideline Updates

In 2015 the BJCP updated its style guidelines for the first time since 2008. The IBU Education Committee put together a brief overview of the key changes to the guidelines with links to references to help club members understand the changes. Download a copy of the document here –> 2015 BJCP Guideline Updates

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Beer Recipe Design

Brewing your own beer means so much more when you design your own recipes and make your brew unique. In this education topic we present the 5 key things you should consider when designing a new recipe. Learn more about beer recipe design by clicking this link> Beer Recipe Design #brewstrong

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Brewing With Adjuncts

If you are gonna defile the Reinheitsgebot then you might as well do it right. This presentation explains the things you need to know when brewing a beer that has ingredients other than water, barley,  and yeast.  Learn more about brewing with adjuncts by clicking this link> Brewing Adjuncts. #brewstrong

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Old Ale – Misunderstood But So Good

Old ales are malty, nutty, caramelly, molassesy and dank-like. When you understand this beer it can be quite enjoyable. Learn the odd history of this misunderstood brew by clicking this link>   Old Ale Style Presentation

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Beer Fining – Finishing School for Your Brew

You don’t have to envy how bright that pilsner or kolsch brew from your favorite craft brewery is to brilliantly crystal clear. You can do that too. Learn how by clicking this link>  Beer Fining

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Efficiency in Brewing – Why You Should Have Paid Attention in Math Class

If you want that great Maibock to taste the same every spring when you brew it then you need to know exactly what you are getting out of your mash each time you brew: Learn how to accurately predict how your wort will turn out after your mash by clicking this link> Efficiency in Brewing

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Brewing High Gravity Beers

Brewing high gravity beers can be a challenge for even the most seasoned brewer. Learn the reasons why and what to do by clicking this link>  Brewing High Gravity Beers

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Brewing Water and Mash PH

Water is the biggest ingredient in your beer. How you treat it will determine the quality of your beer in a big way. Learn more by clicking this link>  Brewing Water and Mash PH

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The Porter – The Under-appreciated Roasty, Toasty, Chocolatey, Carmely Legend

The Porter was engineered to match public tastes in England during the last 1700s. Learn more about this enigmatic beer style by clicking on this link> Porter Style Presentation


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Malted Barley

Malted barley is the dried cereal grain used as the primary source of fermentable sugar and flavor in beer. There are a lot of other things like yeast, candi sugar, herbs, and spices that can impart fermentable sugars and flavor in beer but malted barley is common to all beer styled. Learn more by clicking here> Malted Barley Overview


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