Archive | January, 2012

Easy Pineapple Wine

January 25, 2012

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Pineapple wine is a pretty nice wine to have in the summer time when you are hanging out pool side.  While it may be hard to think that about the summer when we’re are in the midst of winter, the wine itself will have to age so doing it now will put you in perfect […]

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Danstar Yeast Profiles

January 24, 2012

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In the past I’ve been a huge advocate for liquid yeast over dry yeast.  I’ve been on this dry yeast kick with my brews though. I wanted to put together a quick profile page for some danstar yeast.  Hopefully I can get around to some other types of dry yeast as well this week.  Everything […]

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Brew Pic Of The Day

January 19, 2012

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This is from a customer that was kind enough to share his carboy explosion. When I see these I just think one thing, “epic”.  If you are curious to what type of beer it was, it was an Irish Red with WLP023.                   Hope it brings a […]

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Belgian Candi Sugar Vs. Table Sugar – For Beer

January 18, 2012

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What is the big difference between Belgian Candi Sugar and sugar cane from the store?  I mean it’s sugar right?  Well there are some differences, and at the end of this I hope to bring some clarification to this discussion.  Also I hope not to ruffle to many feathers on this discussion.   But at […]

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Saint Patrick’s Day Beer Recipes

January 17, 2012

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If you are like me, the week before Saint Patrick’s  Day I’m making my beer because of bad planning.  Well not this year!  I’ve been planning out this one for a while. This year is different.  I’ve marked this beer down for a while thanks to the brewing calendar.  If you want to know, Saint Patrick’s Day […]

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What To Do If Your Glass Carboy Has Scratches

January 13, 2012

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This will be a short post but a post that is well  needed.  Recently a few customers have come up to me with a question about if their carboy has scratches can they still use it.  Yes, yes you can. Many people are concerned about bacteria or other micro’s dwelling in the scratches.  I don’t […]

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No Sparge All-Grain

January 12, 2012

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In the world of all-grain when it comes to sparging there are two main ways to do it: 1) Fly sparge 2) Batch sparge. Well there is a 3rd way to do it, it’s called no sparge.  The way that this is done is, you add all of the water you need to your mash […]

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Tip And Trick To Get A Rubber Stopper Out Of A Carboy…

January 11, 2012

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It’s happened to many home brewers and home wine makers, your rubber stopper falls through the neck of the carboy.  When it happens to you, you can feel desperation in your belly.  Well there is a way to get your stopper out of the carboy easily. I actually learned this trick for when wine a […]

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Banana Wine

January 6, 2012

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Honestly, I’ll come out right and say it.  I was inspired to find this recipe after watching the show on the Discovery Channel, “Moonshiners”. They made banana brandy which I have never tasted.  Brandy is distilled wine for those that don’t know.  I can tell you this, I’ve never had banana wine either.  My curiosity […]

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White Labs Yeast Ale Info

January 5, 2012

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What is one of the most influential pieces of a recipe for beer?  If you’re thinking yeast you are correct.   Here is a quick reference for the white labs ale yeast and what they can bring to your beer. Now you know what the attenuation is as well as the flocculation.  This should make a bit more sense. […]

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