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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 ofRead more
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, andRead more
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 theRead more
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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.Read more...
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 seemsRead more...
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 hadRead more...