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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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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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5th Essential Step Into All-Grain – All-Grain Series

January 3, 2012

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If you made it to this point in the series you have the knowledge to start brewing all-grain. You need: Recipe  Mash Tun Extra Cooler Turkey Burner Big Pot (7 gallons +) I brewed this batch of beer with one of my buddies and took pictures of it so we’ll go with this recipe.  It […]

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4th Essential Step In All-Grain – All-Grain Brewing Series

December 8, 2011

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The biggest thing that separates extract with specialty grain brewers to all-grain brewers is that with all-grain brewers you need a vessel called a, “Mash-Tun”.  You can buy these online but honestly I don’t see the point.  You can make them for a fraction of the cost and you don’t need any special tools. But before I […]

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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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