Tag Archives: homebrew

Specialty Malts and You

December 20, 2016


Before getting too deep into the waters, let’s first discuss what makes a specialty grain, well, special. Any brewer would probably admit that all malts are pretty special, given they are usually beer by the time we finish with them. However, when you want to branch out into certain styles, you need something a little […]

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Brewing with spices

October 6, 2016


Alternate Title: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year I’m sure by now you’ve figured out where this is headed. We have entered Autumn and with that comes a new array of beers. I’m sure we all noticed that pumpkin beers no longer seem to be coming out in September and October and are instead […]

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What’s in a Style: Saison

August 10, 2016


Like many beer styles, saisons originated out of purpose. Saison, meaning season in French, was originally brewed during the cooler months of the farming season in Wallonia, Belgium. They were often created from ingredients grown on the farm and brewed by many of the same people who worked the fields, looking to keep busy during the […]

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Homebrewing Soon To Become Legal In Alabama

January 25, 2013


I’m rooting for Alabama on this one!  As of now Alabama does not permit homebrewing , it is still illegal.  Up here in VA we don’t even give a second thought to homebrewing but down there, not the case.  I’m hoping that this new bill will pass so one more state in the Union can homebrew.  Check […]

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