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10 Tips for Beginning Homebrewers

  My first homebrewing purchase was a book. Before I ever made a drop of beer, I read Charlie Papazian’s book, The Joy of Homebrewing cover to cover. Looking back, I realize that only an infinitesimal amount of that valuable tome actually stuck in my ...
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Brewing Entrepreneurs – Darin Danelski

If you hear the expression ‘Mad Scientist’, particular photographs come to thoughts. For me, it’s photographs from Disney motion pictures – both in cartoon type or black & white motion pictures. Though this picture doesn’t match Darin Danelski’s look, as I toured round his work ...
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Off-Taste of the Week: Astringency

Merely drink some younger crimson wine, suck on a tea bag, or assist your self to a pleasant huge piece of under-ripe fruit. That dry, puckery, thirst-inducing sensation is astringency. Astringency is usually described as tannic, owing to the tannins (polyphenol compounds present in crops) ...
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Hop

Tea for Brew: Utilizing Hops Tea Submit-Fermentation

Hops are a key aspect to the speculation that the universe desires us to have beer: their bitterness enhances and balances the sweetness of the malt, they add a world of fragrant complexity, and so they even have antibiotic qualities that defend the beer from ...
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Fruit, Herbs, Spices

Flavor Components in Beer

  A beer’s flavor profile is determined by that particular beer’s combination of carbonation, hops, malt, water and yeast. The varying aspects of the brewing process and the brewer’s personal touches and the final notes make each craft beer unique. The process of identifying flavors ...
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Lessons From My First Public Homebrew Competition

  A little over a year ago I jumped into this awesome hobby of homebrewing. Now, twenty some batches in, I’ve moved from extract to all-grain, gotten a temperature controlled fermentation chamber, a handful of kegs, and all sorts of other fun gear. What I ...
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DIY: Making Your Own Cooler Mash Tun

Making the leap to all-grain brewing gives you finer control of your recipes and can also save you some money on ingredients, but it does require special equipment. You need a container to hold all the grain while the starches convert, and you need a ...
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Build A DIY RIMS System

I recently had a chance to brew with the professionals at a local brewery. They were brewing on a SABCO Brew-Magic (15 gallon) system that they use for their weekly small batch releases. The brewer explained the components and how they all worked together. The ...
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Fruit, Herbs, Spices

Beer and Espresso Pairings

Denver, Colorado’s Corvus Espresso is making a reputation for itself as a beer-centric roaster. The corporate presents dry-hopped chilly brew on draft and recurrently hosts coffee-and-beer pairing and mixing seminars at native breweries, together with Epic Brewing. The next beer and low pairings had been ...
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Made to be Damaged: Model Bending and Considering Exterior the Field

Guidelines are made to be damaged. Admittedly, I could also be a bit of biased in that regard. I grew up in a family that leaned in the direction of punk rock somewhat than Pat Boone, my academics puzzled once I was lastly going to ...
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Hop

Noble Hops Cheat Sheet

  Wine enthusiasts understand the concept of terroir, the idea that the area in which a grape is grown is as important as the grape variety itself. It’s why Malbec does so well in Argentina and Sauvignon Blanc thrives in New Zealand. A New Zealand-grown ...
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Yeast

Naturally A Bit Wild

The primary time Michael Crane, a homebrewer who since helped discovered Crane Brewing in Kansas Metropolis, collected yeast within the wild, he began by setting a big bucket underneath a good friend’s pear tree. The tradition he found fermented beer that tasted like a saison. ...
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