How to Better Describe Your Beer - A Simple Framework
How to Better Describe Your Beer - A Simple Framework
How can we have a conversation with someone about beer when all taste is subjective?Tastes vary wildly. Some people love fish and some can't even stand the smell. Some people can drink scorching hot sauce by the bucket wh ...
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The 15 Minute Brew Process
The 15 Minute Brew Process
Over the last couple of months I've laid down the foundation for the 15 Minute Brew Process as a collection of tips, and the use of a pressure cooker for bittering hops. Here I'll cover the procedure from beginning to end ...
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Keep It Up - Getting Consistent Results by Calibrating Your Brew House
Keep It Up - Getting Consistent Results by Calibrating Your Brew House
It is important for any brewer who wishes to get the most consistent results possible to keep his or her brew house calibrated. Knowing your measurements and calculations are accurate will allow you to better predict the ...
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Craft The Perfect Draft  Pump Up Your Brewday
Craft The Perfect Draft Pump Up Your Brewday
Sooner or later a day comes when many homebrewers decide to add a pump to their brewing system. At first most probably buy a small inexpensive pond pump to help recirculate their chiller water through some ice. Pumping ic ...
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Brew & A: Wesley "WesleyS" Sipanka
Brew & A: Wesley "WesleyS" Sipanka
Texans are known for three things. Big personalities, being the friendliest people on the planet, and their love of horsing around. If you've met Wesley "WesleyS" Sipanka in real life, or online you know Wes fit ...
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Brew with Shegogue Part 2
Brew with Shegogue Part 2
We last left off by adapting a known recipe to our brewing system. Recipe setup can be done at anytime, but I see a lot of benefits for completing this stage of the process a week or more ahead of time. I think we have al ...
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The Brewmasters: Steven Dresler - Sierra Nevada
The Brewmasters: Steven Dresler - Sierra Nevada
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale is America's prototypical pale ale, the BJCP's first example of the style, and a beer that Steven Dresler has been brewing for thirty years. Steven is the brewmaster of Sierra Nevada. He's been ther ...
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Lambic, Sour, and Funky Mead Making - Part 2
Lambic, Sour, and Funky Mead Making - Part 2
If you missed Part one, it can be found here So, last time we left off with a traditional Lambic mead (just honey, water, and maltodextrin). It makes a great mead, but what happens when you want to add some more character ...
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Thermometers  What
Thermometers What's best for Brewing and How to Calibrate!
One of the important items often overlooked in brewing is the simple thermometer. Most dial indicator and electronic thermometers have a means to adjust them if they are calibrated incorrectly at the factory or are knocke ...
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Budweiser Admits Craft Beer is for Real
Budweiser Admits Craft Beer is for Real
As did millions, I watched the Super Bowl not only for the game but also for the awesome commercials. We all expected to see super cheesy ads from Bud Light and Budweiser and we did, but I'm sure few expected to be made f ...
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