Monthly Archives: October 2016

6 Home Coffee Roasting Methods Tested

There was a time in America when if you wanted coffee, you had to roast it yourself. The now-ubiquitous brown coffee bean used to ship to general stores green, with housewives usually roasting at home with a frying pan or … Continue reading

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6 Common Homebrew Myths with Denny Conn

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness… Although Charles Dickens was talking about the French Revolution when he wrote those words, you’d almost … Continue reading

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Boil Hops, Not Extract

Working in a retail home beer and wine supply shop gives me the opportunity to talk to thousands of homebrewers and listen to their stories, both good and bad, about their brewing experiments. Extract brewers sometimes ask me, “Why is … Continue reading

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