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Vince Feminella (Screwy Brewer)
Works at Screwy Brewing Company
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Officially, the only way to brew an authentic Kölschbier, is to brew it in a brewery that is located within the Cologne (Köln) region of Germany. Even though the brewers in Köln have been brewing mostly Ales for well over a thousand years, the Kölsch style we drink today has only been in existence for about a hundred years. Thanks to the cooperation of Kölsch brewers in 1948 the Kölsch Konvention was created in order to formalize a modern brewing standard for the style.
You see for the beer to be true to the Kölsch style it had to be fermented with top fermenting yeast, pale in color, very clear and hop accentuated.

More recently in 1986, the Kölsch Konvention was amended to include a regional appellation, whereby only breweries that were located within a 50 kilometer zone around Cologne, Germany could legally be called Kölsch beer.
While browsing through the online beer forums recently one post in particular grabbed my attention. It was from a fellow brewer, who after much debate over which style of beer to brew next, had decided to brew a batch of Kölsch beer. Always on the lookout for new and interesting styles of beer ...
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On today's FrontPage forum member Mathew "themadking" King shares with us his perspective on what goes into designing the perfect beer recipe. Picking out your personal favorite beer style, from the hundreds of styles available today, is a great way to start the design process. Of course, getting to sample as many commercial examples of the style as possible is both informative, and a lot of fun.

So whether you are planning to design a beer recipe of your very own, or are curious to understand more about the process, stop by and give us a read. You will be glad that you did.
In my evolution as a brewer, the most difficult thing for me to learn has been how to design a solid recipe. It is an ongoing process and probably will be for the rest of my life. The struggle came from a desire to create bre...
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On today's FrontPage author and forum member Lyne “HummingBrew” Noella provides us with a fascinating look into beer tasting. We all know that there is nothing quite like the euphoria we feel when tasting an absolutely fabulous brew. There is just so much more to a great tasting beer than flavor alone. If you love great beer and want to learn the finer points of beer tasting too, then Lyne's beer tasting video is a must see.

Stop by today and give us a read, you will be glad that you did.
Are you constantly on the hunt for the holy grail of beers? There is nothing like the euphoria of tasting an absolutely fabulous brew. But have you paused to think about the exciting sensations that beer offers . . . beyond f...
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On today's FrontPage forum member Adam "adamtbest" Best shares with us his induction cooker brewing stand build. Adam started out on his homebrewing journey 10 years ago, using a Mr. Beer extract brewing kit. Soon after he moved on to brewing outdoors using a propane burner and a turkey fryer system. Missing the benefits of indoor brewing he decided to build a custom brewstand designed for use with energy efficient induction cookers. If you have ever thought about brewing indoors on electric powered induction cookers, or just like to see how others have made the switch, stop by and give us a read today. You will be glad that you did.
I designed my very own induction brewing system that is based on a traditional 3 kettle system design. I wanted a way to brew great tasting beers, with the ease of brewing them in my basement. To do so I used 3 induction cook...
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On today's Front Age author William Gaylord talks about brewing winter warmers, those deliciously spiced Winter Ales that most of us love to drink during the cold winter months. At the heart of every Winter Ale you will find a combination of Mulling spices. Just like you  can't make a good gumbo without celery, onion, and bell pepper, You also can't make a good  Winter Ale without some combination of cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, and allspice. Most "holiday spice" combinations are made up of these four spices, along with some other "background" spices like ginger, orange, and sometimes coriander.

If you are planning to brew you own batch of Winter Ale this year, or simply would care to learn more about brewing ne. Then stop by and give us a read today. You will be glad that you did.
The last of the Jack-O-Lanterns have been carved, lit, admired, left out to go soft, and been discarded like so many before. Halloween costumes go back in the box, the box goes back in the attic, and our minds turn to the coz...
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On today's FrontPage, forum member and frequent quest author, Gavin "Gavin C" Convey gives us the lowdown on several very interesting mashing techniques. If you are an infusion or batch mash brewer, wanting to include step or decoction mashing in your next beer, stop by and give us a read today. You will be glad that you did.
I've long been a fan of European lagers and some years back had the pleasure of spending a wonderful summer in Munich with friends. We lived up the road from the famous Lowenbrau Keller and when opportunity presented itself, ...
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This single vessel electric brewing system will turn your most productive brew days into your most enjoyable brew days too.
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On today's FrontPage home brewer and author Jon Milloini shares with us his insight into fermentation temperature control. Not everyone has available to them a means to control the temperature of their fermenting beer. Jon has adjusted his brewing schedule, and the type of yeast used to ferment his beer, based on England's  seasonal temperatures. See what steps you too can take to prevent off-flavors, or stuck fermentations, throughout the brewing seasons. You will be glad that you did.
A few years ago in the last golden days of a late English summer I brewed up a clone of the Dark Star Brewery's lovely Festival Ale. Everything went well on the day and I collected a good amount of beautiful wort. Unfortunate...
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On today's FrontPage forum member Massimo "MaxBeer" Faraggi shares with us his personal insight into the world of craft beer and home brewing in his home country of Italy. An avid home brewer since 1984 Massimo was also a pioneer in Italy's fledgling craft beer and home brew movements. Today in Italy the number of home brewers, and home brew competitions has swelled with no signs of letting up as homebrewing continues to gain popularity.  Stop by today and find out more about what drove this explosive growth in a country steeped in a long tradition of wine lovers. You will be glad that you did.
Italy continues to be known more as an interesting beer country and a home to many popular microbreweries. Less known maybe is the fact that Italy is also home to a flourishing homebrewing community. The sudden growth of Ital...
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On today's FrontPage author David Douchette gives us a look inside the world of Trappist brewing. For hundreds of years devoted Trappist monks have been producing some of the most sought after and unique tasting beer in the world. Having taken vows of stability, fidelity to monastic life, obedience and speaking only when necessary they also live a very unique lifestyle.

If you are a lover of Trappist beer who wants to learn more about their beer, or are looking for an award winning recipe to brew yourself, stop by and give us a read today. You will be glad that you did.
A beer brewed with love is drunk reasonably. A motto among the devoted monks who produce some of the most sought after and unique tasting beer in the world. Of course, Im speaking of the Trappist monks who create those delec...
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On today's FrontPage forum member Bryan "m00ps" Canavan shares with us his take on the current popularity of session IPAs. Is it possible that the years long West Coast IBU Arms Race may finally be winding down? Store shelves crammed with low bitterness Hop Juice Bombs now offer beer lovers a refreshing alternative to bitter IPAs. Will the sentence "I don't like IPAs" fade into distant memory, as more and more people decide that not all IPAs are created equal? If you are interested in finding out just what goes into brewing a 'juicy' IPA, stop by and give us a read. You will be glad that you did.
I, like others, have noticed a commonality among today's new and popular IPAs. It seems that the whole IBU Arms Race of the West Coast is finally subsiding and giving way to a new type of IPA. These IPAs all seem to share sev...
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On today's FrontPage, forum member and frequent quest author, Gavin "Gavin C" Convey gives us the lowdown on several very interesting mashing techniques. If you are an infusion or batch mash brewer, wanting to include step or decoction mashing in your next beer, stop by and give us a read today. You will be glad that you did.
I've long been a fan of European lagers and some years back had the pleasure of spending a wonderful summer in Munich with friends. We lived up the road from the famous Lowenbrau Keller and when opportunity presented itself, ...
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