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Why Drive to the City When Your Favorite Brewery is Right Here?

July 19, 2016

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Craft brewing has taken this country by storm over the last 10 years.  You don’t have to look far to find a brewery or brewpub close to home, and so many of them make great brews that now it’s hard to narrow the search down.  Each brewery will make the same few styles for the […]

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Belgian Blonde Ale

June 14, 2016

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“What’s your favorite type of beer?” “Oh, I love a good Belgian!  Big, robust, a meal in their own.  They are the best beers I have ever had….” How many of us have stepped into a conversation that sounds like this?  Saying that your favorite style is “Belgian” is akin to saying that your favorite […]

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Jay’s Brewing on BeerSmith Podcast

May 24, 2016

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Good Eats Video On Home Brewing

February 27, 2013

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I’m personally a sucker for home brewing videos. This past week I was told by a customer about a home brewing video that I should watch.  If you are someone that watches the food network then you will recognize this character.  This is a really good video for those that are just getting into home brewing and […]

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Last Minute Stout For Saint Patricks Day – Murphy’s Irish Stout Clone Recipe

February 26, 2013

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Every year there is so much pressure to have a beer for Saint Patrick’s day (March 17th 2013) . If you are a homebrewer your friends are most likely looking for you to come up with something great.  If you are doing bottles, well you are flirting with disaster if you are making it now.  You can […]

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Canning Your Wort For Starters – Brilliant

February 22, 2013

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It was just last week a customer came in and had this brilliant idea.  He told me he was going to start canning his wort for starters.  You may be  thinking, “Wow, great idea…” with plenty of sarcasm, but think about it for a second.  By canning your wort for starters, you just made a huge shortcut […]

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Old Speckled Hen Clone Recipe

February 21, 2013

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This is one of my favorite beers. I love this beer when it is hot out, I like it when it is cold out – this beer is simply easy to drink.  It has a white head and an amber body.  For a while it was near impossible for me to ever make this beer […]

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DIY Fermentation Chamber

February 20, 2013

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I love the DIY type of homebrewing projects.  They really bring out the creative nature in me.  One of the ones that is nice to do is a fermentation chamber.  The reason why you may want a fermentation chamber is to help get the temperatures that you need to ferment at.  Most of the time, […]

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2013 AHA Competition

February 19, 2013

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I don’t know why I never know about these competitions.  Every year I want to do one, but every I have nothing ready for ones.  Maybe you guys have something ready for it; not so much for me.  Honestly I need to find a website that has national as well as local competition’s so I can […]

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English Pale Ale Recipe

February 13, 2013

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A nice pale ale is always appreciated.  What I like about Pale Ale’s is that they are so easy to drink, and most of the time even non-craft beer brewers still like them. This one features some aromatic malt and it really adds a well balanced flavor to the beer.  The crystal malt is of course […]

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