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Mastering the Art of Bottle Conditioning

Bottling catches a lot of flack, especially from the die-hard keggers out there. Sure, preparing and filling a few cases of bottles is more labor-intensive than racking to a single keg, but packaging homebrew in bottles also has its benefits. For … Continue reading

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How to Make a Heat Stick

Use and make at your own risk. Only use with a GFI outlet otherwise you could die! You can use a different wattage hot water heater element depending on the amperage of the circuit you are using it on. If … Continue reading

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DIY: Kettle Etching

While it is possible to brew without the simplest of measurements, a key to repeatable recipes is measuring your ingredients. Your grain and hops may come pre-measured, but you still need to know how much water you’re using and how … Continue reading

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Beer — how it is made by corporations

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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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Sour Beer Do’s and Dont’s

Few things get a beer geek ready to talk your ear off than name-dropping a sour beer or two. Sour beers are more of a distinct continent on Planet Beer than a style as there are many styles of sour … Continue reading

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Using Hop Extracts for Beer Brewing

Hop extracts have the potential to revolutionize many aspects of both commercial and home brewing. While bittering extracts have been used for many years by large commercial brewers, we are now seeing a new generation of hop extracts entering the … Continue reading

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Brewing Pumps: How to Pick the Best Pump for You

For most homebrewers, buying your first pump is a significant investment in your brewing system. A good brew pump will speed up wort transfers and allow you to recirculate your mash. This will not only improve the clarity of the … Continue reading

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Breaking the Sugar Habit with Kräusening

The German beer purity law, the Reinheitsgebot, allows for four basic ingredients: water, hops, malt, and yeast. It’s a fine tradition, although we’re happy to make exceptions for oatmeal stout, Belgian styles, and fruit beers, to name a few. Still, … Continue reading

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