August 10, 2016

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What’s in a Style: Saison

Like many beer styles, saisons originated out of purpose. Saison, meaning season in French, was originally brewed during the cooler months of the farming season in Wallonia, Belgium. They were often created from ingredients grown on the farm and brewed by many of the same people who worked the fields, looking to keep busy during the […]

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July 19, 2016

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Why Drive to the City When Your Favorite Brewery is Right Here?

Craft brewing has taken this country by storm over the last 10 years.  You don’t have to look far to find a brewery or brewpub close to home, and so many of them make great brews that now it’s hard to narrow the search down.  Each brewery will make the same few styles for the […]

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June 14, 2016

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Belgian Blonde Ale

“What’s your favorite type of beer?” “Oh, I love a good Belgian!  Big, robust, a meal in their own.  They are the best beers I have ever had….” How many of us have stepped into a conversation that sounds like this?  Saying that your favorite style is “Belgian” is akin to saying that your favorite […]

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February 27, 2013

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Good Eats Video On Home Brewing

I’m personally a sucker for home brewing videos. This past week I was told by a customer about a home brewing video that I should watch.  If you are someone that watches the food network then you will recognize this character.  This is a really good video for those that are just getting into home brewing and […]

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February 26, 2013

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Last Minute Stout For Saint Patricks Day – Murphy’s Irish Stout Clone Recipe

Every year there is so much pressure to have a beer for Saint Patrick’s day (March 17th 2013) . If you are a homebrewer your friends are most likely looking for you to come up with something great.  If you are doing bottles, well you are flirting with disaster if you are making it now.  You can […]

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February 22, 2013

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Canning Your Wort For Starters – Brilliant

It was just last week a customer came in and had this brilliant idea.  He told me he was going to start canning his wort for starters.  You may be  thinking, “Wow, great idea…” with plenty of sarcasm, but think about it for a second.  By canning your wort for starters, you just made a huge shortcut […]

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February 21, 2013

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Old Speckled Hen Clone Recipe

This is one of my favorite beers. I love this beer when it is hot out, I like it when it is cold out – this beer is simply easy to drink.  It has a white head and an amber body.  For a while it was near impossible for me to ever make this beer […]

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February 20, 2013

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DIY Fermentation Chamber

I love the DIY type of homebrewing projects.  They really bring out the creative nature in me.  One of the ones that is nice to do is a fermentation chamber.  The reason why you may want a fermentation chamber is to help get the temperatures that you need to ferment at.  Most of the time, […]

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February 19, 2013

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2013 AHA Competition

I don’t know why I never know about these competitions.  Every year I want to do one, but every I have nothing ready for ones.  Maybe you guys have something ready for it; not so much for me.  Honestly I need to find a website that has national as well as local competition’s so I can […]

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