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Newcastle Brown Ale Clone

November 14, 2012

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Brown Ales are great beers for when you get off work and you want to pop something open.  This recipe is very much like Newcastle, I stumbled upon this one years ago and it has pretty much stayed true to the original recipe that I made.  If you are just getting into brewing your own beer, Brown […]

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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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Sweet Potato Beer

November 9, 2012

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In the fall people go crazy with the pumpkin beers.  If you came into the shop I was most likely suggesting to make a beer that’s a bit different, a squash beer.  I actually put up a post on this on how to do it as well.   There is another recipe that I’ve done a couple […]

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Dry Apple Wine Recipe

November 8, 2012

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It’s the season, for apple wine.  This is a pretty dry recipe, it ages pretty well.  This is one of those recipes much like the pumpkin wine recipe, where if you think you’re going to want to make it in the future, you really have to take advantage of when the ingredients are available.  Now is […]

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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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Great IPA Recipe For Those That Don’t Like IPA’s

November 1, 2012

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There are many reasons why you might want to try this recipe, if you are a hop head though, you might as well as go back to browsing other post on this blog because you’re not going to like this one.  Maybe that’s a bit harsh, I should say that this is child’s play for […]

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6 Friendly Suggestions To Make Your IPA Different

October 31, 2012

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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

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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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So Many IPA’s… Too Many IPA’s.

October 25, 2012

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This opinion piece is going to ruffle the feathers of the hop heads out there but I have to stand by what I believe.  This is inspired by going out to the beer fest this past weekend at Bull Run.  It was lot’s of fun and it was exciting to see so many customers out […]

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Pumpkin Wine Recipe – 1 Gallon Yield

October 11, 2012

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Looking for a wine that is good in the fall?  Maybe seeing pumpkin beer has got you bummed out if your a wine maker.  Well this is the recipe that you want to do if you want to make a pumpkin wine.  With this wine you can either produce a super dry wine which will […]

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