Is Home Brewing Ever Easy
Is Home Brewing Ever Easy
Is homebrewing ever easy? In short, yes and no. When I first started thinking about brewing beer I felt unsure at first if I had the skills it would take to be successful. It seemed that somehow I had adopted the assumpti ...
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Newbie Brewing
Newbie Brewing
Before I bought my first Mr. Beer kit, homebrewing was not something I had given much thought to. I mean, I drank in my younger days, but not after I got married. I enjoyed a nice cocktail every once in a while, but rarel ...
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Northwest Craft Brewery Primer
Northwest Craft Brewery Primer
Here in the Northwest, we're pretty hardcore about our beer. Breweries are popping up constantly because there's a constant demand for the stuff. Our craft breweries are top-notch, showcasing some of the most innovative i ...
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Organization Tips For Homebrewers
Organization Tips For Homebrewers
As we grow in the homebrewing hobby, so does our accumulation of stuff. I think I own enough spare keg parts to rebuild these things for another 10 years, but what good is that if I can't find where I put those silicone ...
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What I
What I've Learned On HomeBrewTalk
Well, first of all, there are times when we can, at best, agree to disagree. That is to say, discussions in a thread can suddenly go off course after replying to a noob's question. The reply is usually a "whatever wo ...
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The Latest On Craft Soda
The Latest On Craft Soda
If there is a topic that is not up for debate, it is that craft beer is a mighty beast, and there is nothing stopping this beast from barreling down most any other alcoholic beverage. What can be debated, however, is the ...
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Brew & A: Bryan "m00ps" Canavan
Brew & A: Bryan "m00ps" Canavan
Brewing is a miracle of nature, a triumph of the human condition. Our world is one of exploration and communication, with emphasis paid to the victories of our species.Grain, water, yeast, beer. Through trial and error w ...
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Adventures at Beer Camp!
Adventures at Beer Camp!
Recently I was lucky enough to join a friends Sierra Nevada Beer Camp team in Chico, CA. I had seen the Beer Camp series mixed cases in the stores, and being a NorCal native, I had a pretty good idea about Sierra Nevada & ...
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Grape to Grain: A Winemaker
Grape to Grain: A Winemaker's Transition To Home Brewing
About a year and a half ago, I stumbled on an article on the Flanders Red beer style. A Flanders Red is aged in oak barrels for years, giving it acidity and a Burgundian complexity which has been described as the most win ...
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Small And Cheap Steps
Small And Cheap Steps
Like many, I started my brewing hobby using extract kits. I started when I hit the legal age (18 in the UK) and made it an annual tradition to brew a Christmas beer. I had an old jam making pot (about 7 pints), a fermenti ...
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