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    Craft The Perfect Draft - Verdigris Myths

    A while back someone raised a question regarding the use of copper wire in a mash tun build I had posted. They were concerned over the possibility of developing verdigris poisoning by having hot wort come into contact with copper. We've all seen those copper roofs, drains and water lines with a...
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    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 ice cold water through a chiller really cuts down on the amount of time...
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    Craft The Perfect Draft - Grow Your Own

    When planning to brew an Irish Red Ale a few weeks ago I decided to use White Labs WLP004 - Irish Ale Yeast to ferment it, that is until I found out my LHBS had none in stock. After investing so much time in formulating this recipe I already had my heart set on pitching nothing else, I wanted...
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    The Experimental Brewer - Recreating The Lost Beer

    Sometimes when you're trying to figure out what to brew next it can really pay off when you break away from the pack and head out into the unknown, searching for new, or in some cases a long lost beer style. I did just that one rainy afternoon after reading an article about Ballantine IPA being...
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    Get To Know Your Yeast - Making A Starter

    A typical Saturday brewday for me begins on Monday before sitting down to eat dinner. After picking up the liquid yeast vials needed for my recipe I boil up a batch of yeast starter wort made from extra light dried malt extract and filtered water. My LHBS The Brewers Apprentice stocks Munton's...
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    Indoor Brewing - Clearing The Air

    I've always been an indoor brewer, I started out brewing small extract batches in the kitchen but soon found myself setting up a brew room in an area of the basement. It was a nice setup where no matter what the weather was outside I was still able to brew whenever I had the free time. A small...
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    Understanding Your Brewing Water - And Why

    I got into home brewing in February of 2010 when I brewed a small extract batch that came in a kit someone had given to me as a present. I was so excited because soon I would be brewing my very own beer at home. The only thought I gave to my brewing water was hoping I had enough of it mixed in...
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    Indoor Brewing - Clearing The Air

    I've always been an indoor brewer, I started out brewing small extract batches in the kitchen but soon found myself setting up a brew room in an area of the basement. It was a nice setup where no matter what the weather was outside I was still able to brew whenever I had the free time. A small...
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    Understanding Your Brewing Water - And Why

    I got into home brewing in February of 2010 when I brewed a small extract batch that came in a kit someone had given to me as a present. I was so excited because soon I would be brewing my very own beer at home. The only thought I gave to my brewing water was hoping I had enough of it mixed in...
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