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Brewing a craft beer empire

Sierra Nevada is the largest privately owned craft brewery in the U.S. Founder Ken Grossman is determined to keep it that way, by expanding eastward from California. Vicente Arenas reports.

How to Brew: All Grain Kolsch With Decoction

Brewchick Shiloh Branigan brings you a Kölsch brewday demo, all-grain style, complete with double decoction temperature control. Kölsch bier is a pale, brilliantly clear, easy drinking, low hopped, any-time beer from the Cologne region of Germany.

10 gallon recipe:
86% pilsner malt
8.3% vienna malt
5.7% victory malt
2X decoction mash
90 minute boil
1 oz hersbrucker & 1 oz mittelfruh @60
1 oz mittelfruh & 1 oz saaz @30
2 whirlfloc tablets @ 10 minutes
Wyeast 1010 American wheat ale yeast
ferment cool (55-58 degrees Fahrenheit) 2 weeks
dycetal rest 48 hours at 62 degrees Fahrenheit
after d-rest, transfer to 2ndary, lower temp 3 deg. Per day until 34F.
lager 30 – 60 days prior to kegging
carbonate keg, store additional 2 – 4 weeks prior to serving

Fermentation Science at Oregon State University

Oregon State University knows the science of beer. Students, graduate researchers, faculty and graduates contribute to the brewing industry on a global scale. Located in one of the great hop growing regions of the world, and in the cradle of the ongoing craft brewing revolution, OSU's strength in fermentation science is a perfect fit for the region.

Find out some of the stories of our students, faculty and graduates and learn why we take the art and science beer so seriously.

Learn more about the Fermentation Science program and Professional Certification Courses at OSU:

Video Produced by OSU Web Communications

Brewing a gin & tonic beer at Lervig | The Craft Beer Channel

Jonny witnesses a great meeting of minds as he helps Wild Beer Co, Lover Beer and Lervig brew a beer inspired by gin and tonic.

By help we mean he gets in the way. But the others give a masterclass not just in brewing, but how important it is to experiment and show the world what is possible in brewing.

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Brown Sugar Belgian Ale – Basic Brewing Video – July 6, 2015

James and Steve taste a Belgian style ale brewed with brown sugar, and Steve offers a challenge based on Ozark molasses.

simple home brew in a little over 11 minutes

Watch in HD partial mash beer kit for NB if you are looking for more detailed info check out my other beer brewing vids.

All-Grain Homebrew Simplified.

All-Grain Homebrew simplified. Simple 3-tier brewing system using two burners and two kettles. Simple home made mash tun from cooler. I hope this helps de-mystify the all-grain process for some people. This is my first YouTube video so I apologize for the last 15 seconds of empty credits. Thanks for watching.

Brewing TV: Surly Brewing Company (Part 2 of 2)

**** Part Two of Two ****

Part One is here:

Full Episode can be watched here:

Original Postdate: December 3, 2010

– Surly Brewing Company
– Darkness Day
– Lots of METAL!

Brewing TV has taken you inside a lot of breweries, but this one really grabs the beast by the horns. Dive headfirst into the insanity that is Surly Brewing Company with Jake, his personal photographer and his co-host, The Cobra. Join BTV as we crash the brewery on several occasions including Darkness Day 2010 and a Friday Night Tour. Hope you're ready to get Surly! View all the great products and community at Northern Brewer America's #1 Homebrew Supplier.

DIY HERMS System, Blichmann Auto Sparge

My brewing setup using converted kegs, HERMS coil, Blichmann auto sparge, chugger pumps, and a whirlpool immersion chiller.

Brewing a Spiced Beer – Holiday Cheer

Just some thoughts and tips when thinking of making a spiced beer. They can be fun to try now and then, especially around the holidays.

This is my 4th time making this classic Charlie Papazian recipe.