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Good Eats Video On Home Brewing

February 27, 2013

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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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Getting Into Homebrewing – 2cnd Stage – The FAQ

November 13, 2012

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Before I get into any hobby I like to do some research.  Maybe you are the same way, but I hate dropping cash before I know what to expect and what is needed. When someone is just beginning the hobby of homebrewing there are some common questions that are asked. This post is here to […]

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Getting Into Homebrewing The Series – 1st Stage – Introduction

November 7, 2012

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I’ve noticed that there is a lot of information out there if you are already brewing, but not a lot out there for people who are just stepping into the hobby or even just thinking about the hobby.  That is what this series is here for, to push you forward, give you some help, and […]

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How To Use 6-Row Malt For All-Grain

October 30, 2012

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One of the base malts that is rarely used is, 6-Row brewers malt.  A lot of people blow off 6-row as a base malt and it is often overlooked.  While I personally don’t use it very much, I do find myself at times looking at 6-row as the only possible solution for what I am […]

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How To Improve/Build Your Own Pumpkin Beer

October 2, 2012

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It’s fall and if you are brewing with the season, this is the time of year where people start making the pumpkin brews.  If you are like me you’ve tasted lot’s of pumpkin beers.  I’ve found myself in the past making pumpkin beers even though I really don’t like them but rather because it’s, “What […]

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3 Ways To Improve Your Efficiency For All-Grain

July 11, 2012

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I sometimes hear when people get into all-grain brewing that they are not getting close to their expected original gravity.  You know that you are doing the all-grain process correctly, you are hitting your temperature as well as going by the books, yet you still are coming up with a lower gravity.  I know it can get frustrating – but if you […]

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Formulas You Need To Know For ABV

July 6, 2012

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Sometimes when making a recipe it’s a lot easier to work backwards.   Maybe you’ll think to yourself, “I would really like to make a beer that is 9% ABV”.  Well to know how to answer this question you can use a formula to figure out how much DME or LME to use. To calculate ABV: […]

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How To Design A Recipe – Step 7 Final Step

March 6, 2012

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So to finish off this series we are going to create a few recipes to show what we have learned.  We have gone through a lot and now it’s time to test the knowledge and put into some practical use. First off let’s do an American Pale Ale (The Sweet Nectar Of Life) Starting off […]

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How To Design Your Own Beer Recipe – Step 6 – Yeast

February 16, 2012

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The easiest way to change your beer around, is by changing your east.  Our blog has quite a few post on yeast in general, so to save your eyes consider this post as a directory to useful information. When looking at your beer recipe one thing that you need to consider is if it is […]

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How To Design Your Own Beer Recipe – Step 4 – Malt Extract

February 14, 2012

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If you are at this point hopefully you have a basic understanding of specialty grains and the hops, now time to get the gist of malt extract.  Malt extract comes in dry (dme) and liquid (lme) form. For ease of this conversation I will be using LME as examples but we do have a conversion chart that […]

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