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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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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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How To Design Your Own Beer Recipe – Step 3 – Using Hops

February 9, 2012

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We now have a basic understanding of some different types of hops.  It is time to tie everything together with hops and really learn how to use this knowledge for designing your beer. This part on hops is  really subjective, everyone will have their own opinion and there are tons of theories and ways.  So […]

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How To Design Your Own Beer Recipe Series – Step 2 – Hops Selection

February 8, 2012

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Specialty grains can be used to make the beer more, “Complex” in the malty aspect, but another part that makes the beer more complex is the hops.  Now hops can either be the main focal point of your beer or they can be used just to accent your grains and the flavors that come from […]

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How To Design Your Own Beer Recipe – Step 1 – Specialty Grains

February 7, 2012

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How do you make your own recipe?   So many homebrewers get into brewing beer because this was ultimately their dream, to come up with a recipe of their own that was perfect to their palate.  I get asked a lot, and I mean, A LOT, “How do I go about making my own recipe?”.  So I’m writing […]

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