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All Grain v. Partial Mash v. Extract Brewing

Today I came across an blog where the author discusses the cost effectiveness of homebrewing in relation to purchasing similar commercial beers. You can find it here. He makes a good statistical point regarding the savings that one can enjoy from brewing at home as opposed to buying all commercial beer. For the sake of

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Chocolate Coffee Stout Brew Day

I promised to post something after my brew day this past Sunday. It’s taken me a little longer than I had planned, but I wanted to get you something, so you could see a little of what is going into the whole process, if not the entire thing right now. I also have a lot of video clips, and I’m going to work on trying to edit those in the next few days, to try and have one, nice, clear, concise, and

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More new labels!

As my brewing has expanded over the past 18 months, I have often found myself with a small dilemma: With so many different beers, it’s hard to remember which is which! I have labeled the caps several times, which works fine, but it doesn’t give the beer much in the way of panache. That’s nothing more than a small sticker with some initials to help distinguish the

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Cool off! – The value of a wort chiller

I began brewing in August of 2011.  At the time, I thought it would simply be throwing some stuff in a pot, moving that to a bucket, adding yeast, and then bottling a couple of weeks later.  How little I knew…Brewing is part art, part science, and both pieces have to be executed correctly in order to turn out the best product possible.

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Homebrewing 101 – Equipment – Northern Brewer Basic Starter Kit Review

Northern Brewer Basic Brew Kit.  5 little words right there that have helped propel my love of beer into a new level.  I read a lot of reviews online of the different starter kits out there and everyone kept coming back to this as the one to get for a starter.  (As an interesting aside, it also really seems

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One of those other Ft. Collins breweries – Review of Odell Brewery

In August, my girlfriend and I took a vacation to Colorado.  For her, this was largely about hiking and visiting friends.  To ME, the trip was a chance to visit one of the great craft brewing capitals of the world.  While there, I sampled 76 new beers which I had never tried before my trip.  There were others that I had

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