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(Un)real Ale: Cask Conditioning at Home

In this article, I offer a heretical approach to cask-conditioning and serving your homebrew. I hope it inspires you to try it. Real ale is easy, I promise. And you don’t even need to know your Kilderkin from your Butt.

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(Un)real Ale: Cask Conditioning at Home

In this article, I offer a heretical approach to cask-conditioning and serving your homebrew. I hope it inspires you to try it. Real ale is easy, I promise. And you don’t even need to know your Kilderkin from your Butt.

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