Archive | November, 2011

7 Ways To Clear Your Beer

November 30, 2011

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There is no reason why your beer can’t be clear when you pour it into your glass.  While clarity does not affect the taste of the beer, some homebrewers feel that appearance is half the battle.    Here are a few tricks that will help your beer clear up. Irish Moss This is an adjunct added at […]

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What You Really Need To Know About Barley Wine

November 29, 2011

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Barley Wines are a beer that are often looked over and usually are rarely conquered by homebrewers.  It’s a shame though because they are a great style of beer and one of those that you can make for gifts or a special occasion if you know ahead of time. So really what is a barley wine?  A barley wine […]

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The Ultimate Brewing Calender

November 26, 2011

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Sorry it’s been a while since the last post.   We’ve been working on some  major projects that will be revealed early in 2012, they are time-consuming to say at the least.  Personally, I am very excited and can’t wait to show them but until then we’ll just leave it at that. I came across […]

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Lazy Chart For Converting – DME – LME -GRAIN

November 17, 2011

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A lot of times, you need a reference chart in order to help convert from DME, LME, Grain and back.   This makes super fast work of converting LME and DME as well as grains.   Honestly this is one of the better cheat sheets that I’ve seen.  Really does make fast work when your in […]

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Brewing With The Season

November 16, 2011

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Most Belgian beers are funky yeast-driven flavorful beers and are perfect for high temperature fermentation (perfect for when you have a fermenter near a heating duct). I have read accounts of brewers in Belgium fermenting their beers at over 80 degrees! Even after they are bottled, these beers may like it hot.  A customer of […]

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Fundamentals On How To Make Small Brews

November 15, 2011

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Have you ever been in a rush to get a brew made then be able to drink it quickly?   Well, if you have been in situation you know that a lot of homebrew recipes will get thrown out.  They are just too high of a gravity.  That’s when small beers (pretty much session beers) […]

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3 Piece Airlock Vs. S-Shape Airlock

November 8, 2011

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When homebrewers are looking at starting there fermenting they need to consider an essential piece of equipment, the airlock.  There are two different styles of airlocks.  I get asked a lot, “Which one is better?”.  It really depends on what you are looking at doing. The S-Shape Airlock This air lock is meant to show pressure. […]

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3rd Essential Step Into All-Grain – All Grain Series

November 3, 2011

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A big fear with extract brewers when switching to all-grain is that they are going to have to start all over again with recipes.  Well fear no more, you can take your extract recipes and convert them over to all-grain recipes so you’ll never have to leave them behind.  I personally only know two different […]

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2cnd Essential Step Into All-Grain – All Grain Series

November 2, 2011

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The next part of the all-grain series is a basic overview of some main terms that are used to describe aspects of all-grain brewing.  While right now it may seem as you are looking at random puzzle pieces, trust me the picture will start to become more clear as we work through everything and get […]

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1st Essential Step Into All-Grain – All Grain Series

November 1, 2011

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If your thinking about diving into all-grain brewing and have been reading different articles online about how to do it, you have come across the last one that you will need to read.  All-grain brewing is really not that hard, in fact it’s easy. To make the switch to all-grain brewing we’ll go through a comprehensive step […]

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