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Trick To Get Painted Labels Off Bottles

February 7, 2013


See an empty bottle and think, “Wait don’t throw that out, I can use that for my homebrew!”, welcome to the world of homerbewing.  When homebrewing you can reuse bottles that are pop top for bottling your own beer.  So that really means going out and buying some craft beer is just an, “investment” into […]

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How To Freeze Yeast And Save Money!

January 31, 2013


You can freeze yeast?  You bet you can! This post really goes with the conjunction of the how to make starters post we did last week.   Harvesting, and freezing yeast is simply a great way to save money on brewing beer which only means one thing – you can brew more beer.   This post is […]

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Growing Hops In Your Yard – Some General Points

January 30, 2013


If you are interested in growing your own hops this year, it’s time to start looking for them.  Here is a short article on growing your own hops which may prove to be useful.  I have grown hops every year for some time now.  They are honestly pretty easy to grow and a fun way to […]

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300 Helpful Home Brew Tips For Free!

January 29, 2013


On days where I am on the blog it usually starts off with looking for great finds on the internet.  Today I found something that is worth sharing for sure.   This is an e-book that is for homebrewing, it is 300 home brew tips for free.  The catch is that you need to have a kindle […]

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Bottle Bombs And What To Do

January 3, 2013


Sometimes when you homebrew you might find out that your bottles are over carbonated.  This can be troubling for those that are opening there bottles in front of friends and family only to get a beer exploding on them.  There are some ways to fix this though.  But before finding the solution you kinda have to […]

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Under Carbonated Beer – Quick Fix

November 29, 2012


There is a ton of information out on the web about how to fix highly carbonated beer.  We’ll make sure to make post about that in the future, but there is far less information on the web about what to do if you beer in under carbonated. It’s a pretty demoralizing thing when you open […]

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6 Friendly Suggestions To Make Your IPA Different

October 31, 2012


If you are like most homebrewers out there, most likely you have tried an IPA.  If you haven’t you’ve been living under a rock for the past 5 years (I only kid).  The fact of the mater is, IPA’s are becoming and have been a big sensation in the craftbeer/homebrewing world for some time now. […]

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How To Use 6-Row Malt For All-Grain

October 30, 2012


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 Make Dog Treats With Spent Grain

October 4, 2012


When you get done brewing extract with specialty grains or all grain brewing, you always have left over grain.  Well, waste no more – you can turn this spent grain into dog biscuits. Making dog treats out of spent grain is pretty easy.  My dogs love them (I got 3 big ones, the smallest weighs about 115 […]

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Build Your Own Stir Plate

September 13, 2012


When it comes to DIY project, I really look for the easiest ones that look the most pratical.  This one is for building your own stir plate.  If you don’t know what what a stir plate is, it helps with making a yeast starter.  Yeast starters can be helpful for bigger beers or lagers, increasing […]

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