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How to Use and Care for Your Oak Barrel

A couple years ago I was fortunate enough to receive a document from a highly respect Brewmaster that contained a collection of emails from breweries regarding how they care for their barrels.  To me, this...

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What to do first?

It’s been two years since I’ve put my thoughts here for who ever wants to read. Now the question is, What do I need to do first? It’s been so long since I’ve brewed,...

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Harvest Red Ale – All Grain Recipe

This is a recipe I use every year with my homegrown centennial hops. I enjoyed it so much this year I brewed this version of it with commercial hops. I hope you enjoy it!...

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English Mild All Grain Recipe

Type: All Grain Batch Size: 5.00 gal Boil Size: 8.24 gal Boil Time: 60 min End of Boil Vol: 6.24 gal Final Bottling Vol: 4.25 gal Fermentation: Ale, Two Stage Equipment: Stainless Kegs (10...

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Learn to Homebrew Day, Nov 2nd, 2013

Saturday, Nov 2nd, is AHA’s 15th annual “Learn to Homebrew Day”.  I realize most of you reading my blog are probably already Homebrewers, so go out an find a friend a teach them about...

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Simply Peter on Fuhmentaboudit!

Most of the people I know are not big beer geeks or avid homebrewers, so it’s not every day I get to sit down and discuss my beer at length.  But, Monday night Mary...

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DIY – Building a Hop Spider

This is one of the easiest, high reward DIY projects you can do as a homebrewer.  For just over $25 and about 10 minutes of your time you can build a hop spider which...

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Building and Brewing Your Own Session Beer

Are session beers the next big thing for the craft beer drinkers and homebrewers?  I don’t know about you, these sub 5% abv beers are for me.  Session beers are my go to beer...