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Free Brewing Calculator

April 11, 2012

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So if you are looking for a free brewing calculator, this one is pretty sweet.  It seems like it doesn’t have any glitches and one that I would recommend.  Its from “Brewers Friend” Cheers!

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Prevent Stuck Sparges With Rice Hulls – The 101 On Rice Hulls

April 3, 2012

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You might have seen in recipes the use of rice hulls. And when you see rice hull in a recipe you might be asking your self, “What are rice hulls and how do I use them?” The Answer To Your Question… Rice hulls are the protection covering of rice.  For homebrewers these can be a […]

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How Much To Carbonate Your Kegged Homebrew

March 27, 2012

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When it comes to kegging homebrew, the topic is a little up in the air.  Everyone has an opinion (like everything with homebrewing). Sometimes it can feel as if the blind are leading the blind and the information well,  sucks.  At the end of your quest for knowledge you still have no idea what you are doing, […]

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10 Items For Homebrewing Emergency Kit

March 23, 2012

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To me brewing is fun and relaxing but one thing that is not, is when you start brewing and all of a sudden you forget something that is pretty important to the brew.  When brewing beer things can happen and it’s good to have an, “emergency kit”.  What I mean by an emergency kit is, having […]

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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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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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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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Priming With Corn Sugar vs. DME

December 27, 2011

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When it comes to priming bottles with natural carbonation there are 2 techniques that are among the favorites for homebrewers. 1 is the classic corn sugar and the the other is dry malt extract.  Do they give different results? Yes they do. The most common one is corn sugar.  It may very from recipe to recipe but commonly it […]

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101 In Wine Making & First Recipe

December 7, 2011

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Oh how I love to make wine.  I find myself making wine when I get bored making beer.  If I end up getting in a stump on what recipe I should make next, usually I’ll turn my attention to making a batch of country wine. Making wine in general is pretty easy.  In a lot […]

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3 Levels Of Clean

December 2, 2011

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There is one phrase that is commonly said in homebrewing, “99% of brewing is cleaning, 1% is following directions.” So what is clean? Well there is really 3 levels of cleanliness in my opinion. Taking a quick look at what it takes to clean and sanitize to make sure that you beer turns out the […]

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