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The Sweeter Side of Brewing

The Sweeter  Side of Brewing

The homebrewed rise of Mead. by Adam Crockett Mead is an amazing beverage, it’s neither beer nor wine, but somehow falls in the middle of both. It’s an ancient beverage too, in fact, some people believe it’s actually the oldest ...

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Homemade Soda

Homemade Soda

As the craze of homebrewing continues, homebrewers are continuously looking for new ways to express their artisan spirit. Already carrying the supplies to make wine, many homebrew shops are also starting to carry the necessary ingredients to make other fermentables like cheese and yogurt. Though ...

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Champagne Homebrew

Champagne Homebrew

As the end of another year approaches and brewers scramble to decide what holiday beers to brew, there ultimately is a question from friends and family—what beers do I want with my holiday dinner? Which beer would be good for ...

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Making Cheese

Making Cheese

A trip to your local homebrew shop will show you how these stores have progressed to adapt to the insatiability of the homebrewer. Gone are the days of simply carrying the basic needs for brewing a beer. With the growing ...

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Battle of the Homebrew Shops Champion

Battle of the Homebrew Shops Champion

Sean Keffer recently won the 2nd Annual Battle of the Homebrew Shops, having collaborated with Russ Czajka of Keystone Homebrew Supply. The result and winner was a barrel-aged blood orange saison. Sean started homebrewing in late 2009 when he received ...

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History of the National Homebrewers Conference

History of the National Homebrewers Conference

Back on May 5th, 1979, it would have been hard to anticipate that the National Homebrewers Conference (NHC) would grow to the size it has. Held in the Community Free School in Boulder, Colorado, the NHC originally welcomed about 200 ...

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Luck of the Irish

Luck of the Irish

There’s no denying it. St. Patrick’s Day is one of the most popular holidays celebrated at bars. Pub crawls, green beer, lots of toasting and laughter.  You clearly don’t need to be Irish to be drawn into the festivities. But, ...

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Holiday Homebrews

Holiday Homebrews

Dedicated brewers find their inspiration in many places; the time of year is always a strong influence. Fortunately, there are many great options for channeling the season into our brew kettles. Below are three beer recipes that embody the spirit ...

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Brewing and Wort Brined Pickles

Brewing and Wort Brined Pickles

Pat yourself on the back, you’ve got another batch of wort and yeast doing its thing in the fermentor. With another brew day complete, it’s time for the cleaning to begin. Besides the brew kettle being grimy with spent hops ...

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Summer Rye

Summer Rye

Wind down the summer months with this delicious homebrew

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