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  • newFirst time brew and bottled. Beer came out flat.
    So I brewed my first beer at a buddy's house. I was unable to be there for the bottling process. Brought it home and opened one up and the beer is flat. What would be the result of this other than no priming sugar? submitted by /u/YoSoyEpic [l…
    - 52 mins ago Mar 29, 2017 -
  • newNew tank day!
    I love getting new toys. Today I was delivered two new Sabco 15.5 gallon FVs and one 15.5 gallon brite tank. They look to be awesome quality and I can't wait for the new brew system to come in so I can try them out. https://imgur.com/a/flryV submi…
    - 2 hours ago Mar 28, 2017 -
  • newHop bitterness fading with time?
    Brewed a saison -- put 4 oz of citra hops in at 60 and another 6 oz at flameout. Bottle conditioned for only 10 days before trying. It's not that bitter to me personally but it's too bitter for my girlfriend. Will it taste much different after a few…
    - 3 hours ago Mar 28, 2017 -
  • newA thank you to BSG Craftbrewing
    A buddy down at the LHBS has a BSG trucker hat that Ive been jealous of for quite some time. He said a rep gave it to him ages ago. So finally i jumped on the BSG website to order my own. Needless to say, BSG doesn't have an online gift shop so i wa…
    - 5 hours ago Mar 28, 2017 -
  • newJust used my Dark Star 2.0 burner for the first time and have some concerns...
    So this was just a test run to see how fast I could get my water to boil. I fired it up pretty high to start, but I'm not really sure how to measure the output to convey the level. Anyway, the black paint on the burner started burning and flaking off…
    - 5 hours ago Mar 28, 2017 -
  • newCompeting-Me vs. My Neighbor
    Quick back story. My neighbor brews all grain batches and I have been doing extract batches. His beers are just awful and everyone seems to really enjoy mine. I think the huge difference in our brewing is attention to detail. He literally says, "this…
    - 5 hours ago Mar 28, 2017 -
  • newI mashed and have 10 Gallons of wort in kettle but probably won't be able to brew it for 5 days. Any issues with doing that?
    submitted by /u/mandalf12 [link] [comments]
    - 6 hours ago Mar 28, 2017 -
  • newIs this a good deal for converting my fridge?

    Is this a good deal for converting my fridge?

    submitted by /u/bleedblue89 [link] [comments]
    - 6 hours ago Mar 28, 2017 -
  • newCompetition results! Is Chlorine the issue?
    So I just got the results from my first ever beer/ first ever competition. No awards but I'm pretty happy with the feedback. I scored a 32 on my English IPA which classifies as "very good". The main criticism was phenols/medicine flavor (which I can'…
    - 9 hours ago Mar 28, 2017 -
  • newKveik: The hottest new centuries-old beer yeast you’ve never heard of

    Kveik: The hottest new centuries-old beer yeast you’ve never heard of

    submitted by /u/larsga [link] [comments]
    - 9 hours ago Mar 28, 2017 -
  • newGamma Lid Customer Service...Anyone have a good contact?
    Good morning everyone! Have a brewing friend who purchased some gamma lids and buckets but when they arrived, they were all cracked. He's tried to get ahold of them through a few different methods without luck. Anyone have a good contact info for the…
    - 9 hours ago Mar 28, 2017 -
  • newGreat Deal: Four 5 gallon pin lock kegs for $100!
    I've been waiting for this deal to return for awhile now, I'm assuming it won't last too long. Already ordered mine! Support Brülosophy Non-affiliate link submitted by /u/brulosopher [link] [comments]
    - 10 hours ago Mar 28, 2017 -
  • newFour Year Old Keg
    Just got a FULL, four year old 3 gallon Italian keg, that was lost and forgotten about in a storage space (been full for four years). Any advice on cleaning? Soak in Oxiclean for a day, rinse, PBW, rinse? submitted by /u/zsmith87 [link] [com…
    - 10 hours ago Mar 28, 2017 -
  • newHand made Wine Tote
    I am a hobbyist woodworker. I just recently finished up making a few wine totes and thought they turned out well. http://imgur.com/a/wps96 I got the idea when I was making beer totes and received the suggestion to make something similar for wine.…
    - 11 hours ago Mar 28, 2017 -
  • newPrimary souring: a novel bacteria-free method for sour beer production
    submitted by /u/beerAsFuel [link] [comments]
    - 11 hours ago Mar 28, 2017 -
  • newKombucha SCOBY wanted
    Hello, looking for a SCOBY to brew kombucha, if anyone has one or know where to get one in BP, please let me know! Thanks in advance. submitted by /u/irepo77 [link] [comments]
    - 11 hours ago Mar 28, 2017 -
  • newTuesday Recipe Critique and Formulation!
    Have the next best recipe since Pliny the Elder, but want reddit to check everything over one last time? Maybe your house beer recipe needs that final tweak, and you want to discuss. Well, this thread is just for that! All discussion for style and re…
    - 12 hours ago Mar 28, 2017 -
  • newCashmere hops are unique and delicious (with pic)
    I made a NEIPA to feature Cashmere Hops half a pound of Cashmere went into this five gallon batch of beer, the grain bill was really simple, water adjusted to my preferred NEIPA profile, efficiency and attenuation were both a tad higher than expected…
    - 12 hours ago Mar 28, 2017 -
  • newStupid Question RE: bottle conditioning...
    I feel like a dumbass. I've just started temperature control for my beers. I'm now cold conditioning my beers for clarity and stability. My question is this; if I'm bottle conditioning my beers, does the cold crashing flocculate out all the yeast, a…
    - 13 hours ago Mar 28, 2017 -
  • newDaily Q & A! - March 28, 2017
    Welcome to the daily Q & A! Have we been using some weird terms? Is there a technique you want to discuss? Just have a general question? Read the side bar and still confused? Pretty sure you've infected your first batch? Did you boil the hops for 17.…
    - 13 hours ago Mar 28, 2017 -
  • newIdeas for a hoppy shandy.
    I'm wanting to brew up a nice, refreshing IPA as the weather starts getting warmer. In the past, one of the only ways I've gotten swmbo to enjoy any IPA is to mix Grapefruit Sculpin about 50/50 with grapefruit juice. I know this isn't technically a s…
    - 13 hours ago Mar 28, 2017 -
  • newHelp me out here with my sour
    I am in the middle of making my first sour. Very simple mamlt bill and Sour Batch kids for yeast and Lacto-Brett. My question is as I see the pH going down and all when I hit my point where I decide I am happy do I cold crash and then rack to keg or…
    - 14 hours ago Mar 28, 2017 -
  • newBuilding a 100% Brett starter
    Is there anything I need to know about initial starter wort gravity or size? The strain in question is WL Brett C. Which I want to use to add some complexity to a kettle soured Berliner that I have sitting around in a fermenter. Assuming it's a Purep…
    - 14 hours ago Mar 28, 2017 -
  • newAnyone have experience to say how much faster a 50' copper (3/8" ID) immersion chiller cools a 5 gallon batch than a 25' (3/8" ID)?
    Anyone upgraded from 25' to 50' and know how much cooling speed they gained? Worth the extra investment? submitted by /u/RectifiedPhoton [link] [comments]
    - 18 hours ago Mar 28, 2017 -
  • newPoured my first super hoppy (I think) NEIPA tonight...
    And I can't smell shit! Super bad sinus infection. The last one I had lasted 2 weeks before I got my smell partially​ back. So this is me talking to my wife that really wants to stop drinking beer and have a glass of wine: Is it more citrus or pin…
    - 21 hours ago Mar 28, 2017 -
  • New Brewer FAQ
    r/Homebrewing New Brewer FAQ Hi there new brewer and welcome. We know you have questions, and we definitely have answers. Many questions are commonly and regularly asked, so we have compiled this FAQ to help you out. If this does not answer your spec…
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BeerSmith Forums

  • newRe: PBW / Oxiclean
    Thanks Billy,
    - 4 hours ago Mar 28, 2017 -
  • newRe: Pale Ale with low bitter and high aroma
    Thanks, peoples! I just noticed a few things about hops. You sent me hunting information and found the picture I have attached which is what I understood with your previous comments.What I was looking for is to give more "flavors" to the beer, with l…
    - 5 hours ago Mar 28, 2017 -
  • newEish!! Craft beer festival 7 - 9 April Secunda, South Africa
    Eish!! Craft beer festival 7 - 9 April Secunda, South Africa
    - 6 hours ago Mar 28, 2017 -
  • newHello from South Africa
    Yip we also have barley and hops...
    - 6 hours ago Mar 28, 2017 -
  • newYield field when adding grain
    Hi, I added two of our local (South Africa) malt and do not know what to enter in the yield field. According to the maltster it depends on my system? However when I enter the potential SG it seems if the yield is calculated automatically. Attached th…
    - 7 hours ago Mar 28, 2017 -

Homebrewer's Assoc. Forum

  • newRe: Delerium Red
    I have not had that but thanks for the referral.  May not find it in my lifetime here in BFE
    - 1 hour ago Mar 28, 2017 -
  • newRe: Beer darkening with oxidation
    Oh, I didn't taste it.  I just noticed it in there when I opened up the fridge to do something and thought I would share.  I can take a taste of it later (after the little gremlins stop climbing all over me).
    - 1 hour ago Mar 28, 2017 -
  • newRe: Beer darkening with oxidation
    That is interesting.  What does the harvested yeast beer taste like?!?!....
    - 2 hours ago Mar 28, 2017 -
  • newBeer darkening with oxidation

    Beer darkening with oxidation

    I saw this tonight and thought I would share it.  The glass is the beer that I brewed, maybe 2 months ago and the gallon jug is the harvested yeast from when I transferred to the spunding keg.  They were stored next to each other in the keg fridge…
    - 2 hours ago Mar 28, 2017 -
  • newRe: No flameout when using whirlpool hops?

    Re: No flameout when using whirlpool hops?

    Quote from: a10t2 on Today at 01:39:49 PMQuote from: denny on Today at 10:50:18 AMWhy yes, there has, with a larger sample size.  Where have you been?    https://www.experimentalbrew.com/experiments/writeups/writeup-hop-whirlpool-does-steeping-low…
    - 2 hours ago Mar 28, 2017 -

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Will keeping my beer at 1 psi to serve cause any problems?
Will keeping my beer at 1 psi to serve cause any problems?
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Fruit flies in my cider? Is this okay to drink?
Fruit flies in my cider? Is this okay to drink?
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First time brewing with a chugger pump, worth every cent!
First time brewing with a chugger pump, worth every cent!
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Finally graduated to big boy status! First beer in my new(used) kegerator!
Finally graduated to big boy status! First beer in my new(used) kegerator!
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Can anyone tell me what this is? (Pineapple-Apple cider)
Can anyone tell me what this is? (Pineapple-Apple cider)
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Homebrew Talk

  • The Brewer’s Friend Recipe Kit Giveaway!

    The Brewer’s Friend Recipe Kit Giveaway!

    It's giveaway time folks! Our sponsor, Brewer's Friend, has upgraded some of their features and added some new ones as well. In celebration of their new content, they will be giving away 10 recipe kits offered by Homebrew Supply! Let's look at some o…
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  • Brewing For Events – A Guide

    Brewing For Events – A Guide

    Last year, when my wife was part of a group that was planning a couples’ baby shower for my brother and his wife, they came up with the idea of having me brew a beer for the occasion. If you’re reading this, then I assume you’ve been in this po…
    - Apr 20, 2016 -
  • Making a Pseudo Lager

    Making a Pseudo Lager

    What is a Pseudo Lager? For the purposes of this article it will refer to the creation of a lager-like beer with greater flexibility by using an ale yeast. Defining a Pseudo Lager beyond this can get tricky; technically ‘lager’ simply refers to a…
    - Apr 18, 2016 -
  • Spruce’n Up Your Brew

    Spruce’n Up Your Brew

    Thanks to El Nino and the mild winter, Spring is just a few drinks away. With Spring comes new growth, and with new growth comes new brewing ingredients. So grab your axe, let’s add some legitimacy to that lumberjack beard you’ve been sporting an…
    - Apr 15, 2016 -
  • Be a Better Brewer: Get SMaSH’d On Brew Day

    Be a Better Brewer: Get SMaSH’d On Brew Day

    There’s an easy and delicious way to improve your beer creation skills. Just get "SMaSH’d" on brew day. Not smashed as in “drink a beer make a beer,” but SMaSH’d as in brewing Single Malt and Single Hop beers.Brewing SMaSH beers dials you…
    - Apr 12, 2016 -
  • Maintaining A Healthy Yeast Bank Long Term

    Maintaining A Healthy Yeast Bank Long Term

    One of the most important things you can do to brew great beer is ensure you have a healthy, unstressed yeast population. From pitching rates, fermentation temperature, avoiding contamination by competitive organisms, all the way through bottle condi…
    - Apr 11, 2016 -
  • Growing Ingredients for Use in Your Homebrew

    Growing Ingredients for Use in Your Homebrew

    For most homebrewers, the process begins and ends in their brewing area, and whatever goes into their beer comes from their friendly neighborhood homebrew supply shop or their favorite online retailer.While there is nothing wrong with that-- it’s…
    - Apr 8, 2016 -
  • Can Your Beer Shelf Hold Up?

    Can Your Beer Shelf Hold Up?

    Yeah, I know… Sound storage considerations for your bottles isn’t the most exciting topic. You probably would be much happier if I offered up the world’s finest red ale recipe and left it at that. Sorry… Truth be told, this is an extremely im…
    - Apr 6, 2016 -
  • Product Spotlight: HOPTOPs

    Product Spotlight: HOPTOPs

    Hello everyone, and welcome to our first "product spotlight". In these articles we are looking to shine the light on some of the new or up and coming products available to us homebrewers. This spotlight features HOPTOPs, a new product which is an ai…
    - Apr 4, 2016 -
  • Study Shows Isomerized Alpha Acids Can Help Increase IQ

    Study Shows Isomerized Alpha Acids Can Help Increase IQ

    By David DoucetteThe tides have turned on the “healthiness of beer” several times throughout my life, and likely yours too. Thankfully over the past few years newly discovered benefits have been more plentiful than newly discovered negative eff…
    - Apr 1, 2016 -

Brewboard

  • SNERHC 2016
    The 2016 Southern New England Regional Homebrew Competition (SNERHC) will be held on 10/23 at Two Roads Brewing in Stratford, CT.This is a BJCP-sanctioned competition accepting entries in all categories of beer, cider, and mead. Registration is now o…
    - Sep 30, 2016 -
  • SNERHC 2016
    The 2016 Southern New England Regional Homebrew Competition (SNERHC) will be held on 10/23 at Two Roads Brewing in Stratford, CT.This is a BJCP-sanctioned competition accepting entries in all categories of beer, cider, and mead. Registration is now o…
    - Sep 30, 2016 -
  • New System

    New System

    Been busy brewing on the new system..How has everyone been?
    - May 12, 2016 -
  • Optimization of BioFine Clear
    I just thought I would share this:http://oly-brewer.blogspot.com/?view=classicI wrote up a procedure for optimizing BioFine on my blog. I wrote it for professional brewers, but with some simple math it could be used on the homebrew scale.
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  • Brewpot deal: 10 gallon stainless kettle for $87 shipped
    Just thought I'd pass this along for the holidays in case anyone's looking - great deal on a 10 gallon stainless pot on Amazon for $87 shipped 10 Gallon Stainless SteelOnly 9 left!
    - Dec 5, 2015 -
  • 17th Palmetto State Brewers Open
    Welcome to the 17th Palmetto State Brewers Open (PSBO). This is an annual homebrew competition sponsored by Palmetto State Brewers, Inc. of South Carolina. Competition judging will take place at Krafty Draft Brewpub on December 5th. PSBO is an AHA sa…
    - Nov 2, 2015 -
  • TAngerine Wheat
    I brewed a 5 gallon batch of wheat beer and want to add some tangerine for flavor to the secondary. How much should i add?
    - Oct 21, 2015 -
  • crankandstein mill gap
    What is the proper gap to set for the taper grain mill? I set the small end gap at .030 which puts the big end is .075 and puts it at .060 in the middle. I have not got a response back from crakandstein where they are in the process of moving.
    - Sep 13, 2015 -
  • crankandstein mill gap
    What is the proper gap to set for the taper grain mill? I set the small end gap at .030 which puts the big end is .075 and puts it at .060 in the middle. I have not got a response back from crakandstein where they are in the process of moving.
    - Sep 13, 2015 -
  • Banjo Burner Nat Gas
    The burner burns very bright orange, throws out lots of soot, I have tired every setting possible for the air. Anyone else had this problem?
    - Aug 16, 2015 -
  • soy milk?
    Was wondering how a choc. porter would turn out adding choc. soy milk at flame out?
    - Aug 3, 2015 -
  • soy milk?
    Was wondering how a choc. porter would turn out adding choc. soy milk at flame out?
    - Aug 3, 2015 -
  • Under Bittered IPA
    I have a 21 gal batch of IPA the was scheduled to be 63 IBUs. In a rookie move I over stuffed the boil hop bag winding up with an estimated 33 IBUS for a 6.0% IPA.Any suggestions on how to effectively correct the batch in secondary?Help appreciated.
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  • 2015 Beerfest
    Please join us at EJ Phair in Pittsburg for Special Haven's 3rd annual Beerfest. Saturday, May 9th Tickets can be purchased in advance through Friday night, May 08 for $25, or $30 at the door. Tickets include a souvenir glass and tasting tickets.…
    - May 7, 2015 -
  • Brew items that I have quit doing

    Brew items that I have quit doing

    Looking back and a few years of brewing I also looking at the things I use to do and since have quit doing.To me the main thing is upgrade the quality of the Beer being brew and my taste bud's are the task master.Bottling gone the way of the dodo bir…
    - Mar 13, 2015 -
  • Pliny the Bastard?
    I plan on combining my two favorite beers, Pliny the Elder and Arrogant Bastard into Pliny the Bastard.The recipe below is the base for Pliny (More Beer), with CaraAroma subbed for C40, bittering by Chinook, and dry hopped with Chinook, Columbus, and…
    - Feb 27, 2015 -
  • ice bath vs. immersion chiller
    Hi,I've been away for about 3 years, apologies for missing a few PMs during that time.I'm getting back into brewing now, and thinking about cooling down the wort. I did some numbers to compare the surface area of two common cooling solutions, and wa…
    - Feb 23, 2015 -
  • ice bath vs. immersion chiller
    Hi,I've been away for about 3 years, apologies for missing a few PMs during that time.I'm getting back into brewing now, and thinking about cooling down the wort. I did some numbers to compare the surface area of two common cooling solutions, and wa…
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  • Beer has sour/cider taste after bottling
    I made a porter, which tasted exactly as I wanted after the primary was finished. Sanitized everything, bottled, waited 2 weeks, cracked one open, and the beer tastes completely different than before I bottled. It has a sour/cidery taste.I used Wye…
    - Feb 11, 2015 -
  • Sediment in Bottles
    I've been brewing for a long time and feel like I know what I'm doing. However, no matter what I have tried, I still ens up with sediment in my bottles after they are filled. I could siphon off the top and leave a few inches of beer behind, I suppose…
    - Jan 18, 2015 -
  • Extra 30% off Homebrew books at Amazon
    There's an Extra 30% off Homebrew books at Amazon today with the code "HOLIDAY30" Check out the books here
    - Nov 29, 2014 -
  • Fermaid-K and/or Fermaid-O only in a mead
    So I understand that Fermaid-K has more DAP and provides more Nitrogen than Fermaid-O so it provides more YAN to the yeast. I have read that Fermaid-O has about half the YAN but it has more micro nutrients and that it requires less to get the same nu…
    - Nov 10, 2014 -
  • 41st Annual US Amateur Winemaking Competition
    The 41st Annual US Amateur Winemaking Competition will be held on November 22, 2014 Entries must be received between October 1 and November 8, 2014. International entries may be received earlier. Please send entries c/o: The Home Beer, Wine and Chees…
    - Sep 2, 2014 -
  • Home brew shop near New Haven CT
    I am hoping to get back into the obsession hobby! But I just moved to New Haven. Any New Haven Brewers (or nearby)? Whats the scene like? You have favorite shop? Any club activity?Brew on!Gus
    - Aug 15, 2014 -
  • Maryland State Laws
    I belong to a mountain biking club who is interested in having mountain bike festival and having a home brewer beer garden where home brewers can let people sample their beer. It will not be sold, just sampled. Are there any laws in Maryland that w…
    - Aug 6, 2014 -
  • Pale Ale Recipe Critique
    I was trying to do my own recipe formulation for an APA using a partial mash and was hoping some of you might have a few minutes to double check my recipe and let me know of any trouble you see in the amounts and ingredients. Thanks in advance for a…
    - Feb 13, 2014 -
  • Celebration/Winter Ale Ingredients
    I’m not one to follow receipts and like jumping out there and doing stuff outside the norm (maybe it's my lack of experience, but hey it's fun), however I'd like to get this one right the first time. I have a question about some ingredients I have…
    - Sep 27, 2011 -
  • Help with an IPA
    I'm getting really bored of the kits and have read a decent amount that I think I'm ready to take the plunge into expirimenting and designing my own beers. I'm going to focus on IPA's for a couple of batches. I have taken a look at quite a few IPA re…
    - Jan 12, 2009 -
  • how to make a Polish mead?
    I have made a few meads [12], and I just finished teaching a mead class to get people interested in meads. We had a great turn out and got to try about 25 meads in the two classes. We got at least 6 meads made and 2 bottled. It was a real eye open…
    - Jul 22, 2007 -
  • Brew PROBLEM! need help!

    Brew PROBLEM! need help!

    No joke! My wife had a pissy diaper on on the top shelf (have no idea why!!) And It fell in when I was reaching for the Lid! I quick got it out, and ran up stairs to see if it was a used, or unused diaper..... IT WAS USED!!!It was a Hefewizen!!!No…
    - Oct 27, 2004 -

Tasty Brew

  • HBC 369 Mosaic hops
    Has anyone used this hop? I picked up some at the hop shop yesterday because it was new.
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  • Funky brew is too sour, need to balance
    I brewed last Feb in an attempt to make a Gueuze or Faro. WY1388 (Belgian Strong Ale) was used in the primary. 2 weeks after I racked it to secondary and added WLP653 (Brettanomyces lambicus). Early April, I split the batch in two, both with local tr…
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  • A simple Pale Ale
    I'm thinking about brewing Whitey's Gone Fishing Pale Ale from Papazian's recipe this weekend. The recipe calls for:6.6lbs Light LME1oz Amarillo for bittering3/4oz Strisselspalt1/2oz Sterling aromaEnglish Ale yeastHas anyone ever brewed this…
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  • Biofine Clear
    Anyone tried Biofine Clear? I just used it in a batch of Cream Ale that was nearly 25% flaked corn and it worked incredibly well. I regularly brew a pretty clear beer, but using this stuff I would have to rate it spectacularly clear. My process ha…
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  • lone grenade...hopefully
    I heard a bang in the cellar last night and explored but found nothing. This morning i found a wet box w my ris and an exploded bottle. All swing tops are perfectly carbed so I am hoping this was isolated. The broken bottle had perhaps a whiff of b…
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  • french toast stout
    trying to make a French toast stout and was wandering how to get the flavor of it
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  • Cider recipe
    Anyone have a good cider recipe? Aidan... Found one you made. Was it good? Did you use yeast?
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  • Kegging off flavor
    Hi All,This started in my previous post "Removing Root Beer Taste/Smell from Corny Keg". I still can not get this "flavor" out of the kegs. I assumed it was root beer but maybe it isn't. I've only done one but I've ...1 Completely disassembled th…
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  • Brew Day
    Its Saturday, that means brew day for me. Anyone brewing this weekend? What you brewing?I just started my Scottish Ale 80p:Mashing at 158 degrees right now, and will start decoction boil down with 1 gallon in about an hour from now.
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  • how long to lager a bw
    Ive read several posts on this. It's reported that aging in bulk makes for quicker and more consistent mellowing and melding of flavors. On the other hand, too much headspace can lead to oxidation. I have a thomas hardys clone aging 2 months and…
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  • Brass Sanitary Fittings
    Hello Everybody.I am New Here From Brass Sanitary Fittings Company. We Provide Custom Word Wide Brass Sanitary Fittings service as per client requirement. So if you have any question about Brass Sanitary Fittings are welcome.Thanks.
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  • Scorching wort with HWD element
    Hi there,I am keen to build a small electric BIAB system similar to this (http://www.highgravitybrew.com/productcart/pc/BIAB-Electric-Brewing-System-306p3987.htm). But on a smaller scale. I have a 2 gallon pot that I use for 1 gallon batches. This…
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  • Little saison
    I just thought I share what I'm Brewing today.7# belgian pale 3# rahr red wheat8 oz c604 oz acidulated malt60min 1 0z EK golding 6.3 AA%30min 1.8 oz EK golding 6.3 AA%Collected about 12.25 gallons then boil.For about 10 gallons or so in ferm…
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  • Overly bitter hops
    My orders from the last harvest from Hops Direct has arrived in the Philippines and so I brewed an IIPA using Super Galena, Chinook and Magnum for bittering and Citra for late additions. S@@t, it was terribly bitter. I suspect it was the Super Galena…
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  • Amylase Question
    Hey all. I am venturing in the grain/extract brew territory. I have a question about amylase. Question is how and when to use it. Also any tips of doing a combo grain/extract batch. I was thinking of doing a small batch of both then combine both in m…
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  • Oxygen added during Lag, Ramifications
    So, I was making an English Pale Ale for a party next month, feeling like I am on the edge of time to have it ready. Made a perfect batch, pitched a Burton Ale yeast, 10 hours later it was flat. Against my common sense I shook it to add some extra…
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  • Wit Yeast Choices?
    Anyone ever used WLP500 or WLP530 (WLP510, WLP515, etc.) for a Belgian Wit?I think it'd be a great beer to grow up some Belgian yeast, but there doesn't seem to be many other styles where WLP400 or WLP410 would be appropriate.Perhaps an another w…
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  • Woke up to beer on my floor
    My faucet on my keg fridge started leaking out of no where. I took it apart and put it back together but i think i lost most of my keg. Has this happened to anyone else and if so did you ever figure out why it happened?
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  • new brewer advice
    I really wish that someone would have told me this 7 years ago when I started instead of having to find it out on my ownThe best advice I can give to any brewer is to brew 1 good beer repeatedly before you try to brew 100 "fancy" beers. If you can'…
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  • Wyeast 2565 (Kolsch)
    I brewed my SMaSHing German Blonde with a Perle necklace and chose Wyeast 2565 Kolsch yeast to see where it would go. New strain for me. Malt bill was 7.5 lbs Weyermann Pilsner. After one week I popped the top of my bucket and there was still a la…
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Rate Beer

  • newMalt choice for black lager
    Posted by decaturstevoWhat dark malt can be used to give a black lager its dark color and not overpower the beer? What dark malt can be used to make a black ipa? cheerstevo(11 replies) Read more of this discussion at RateBeer
    - 50 mins ago Mar 29, 2017 -
  • newMashing Water Problems.
    Posted by BookmDanoWhat am I doing wrong? I get my water from a cave in Georgia (flows to the outside). The water has won awards for purity and taste and as a side note runs to a pond with Rainbow trout (Rainbow trout in Georgia ... got to be good.)…
    - 50 mins ago Mar 29, 2017 -
  • newPriming sugar
    Posted by OrdgzOne of my friends accidentally boiled a whole 1lb bag of for corn sugar and added to our 5 gallon batch. Any ideas of what will happen? I’m pretty nervous, hoping it nothing goes wrong.(10 replies) Read more of this discussion at Rat…
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  • newPre-mash and sparge water pH
    Posted by Homer321So last weekend I brewed with a friend. He followed the same filtering and campden tablet treatments that I do for his brewing water. But he also added 2 tsp of 10% phosphoric acid to the mash water (before adding the grain, it was…
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  • newLAB and hops.
    Posted by CLevarKinda dead in here these days, but I’ve got some more data that might drive a bit of discussion. Read any information provided by the various yeast/bacteria supply companies on the lactic acid bacteria that they supply and you…
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  • newMaking your hoppy beers hoppier with less hops
    Posted by HornyDevilSo . . . as always, this forum is slow. I was giving some thought as to why the other day and came to the conclusion that without delving into mixed microbe fermentations and fermentations involving Brettanomyces and other,…
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  • newadding spices to mead
    Posted by sylvia40Can you add spices to a mead after fermentation is done? I’ve read Schramm’s book and he doesn’t forbid it, but says it’s done during fermentation, except in the case of some spices. Anyone have experience with post-fermenta…
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  • newMashing overview
    Posted by brauenle What is Mashing process?Maybe you are a little puzzling about it.Now let me give some simple introduction about it in the article. As you know,there are various hydrolase in the malts.It can utilize these hydrolase at a certain…
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  • newSlickdeals Brew Kettle
    Posted by beastiefan2kI don’t do fill grain but is this a good deal? http://slickdeals.net/f/9178635-bayou-classic-800-416-16-gallon-stainless-steel-6-piece-brew-kettle-125-60 Rarely do my two hobbies (RB and slickdeals) intersect. But, I a…
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  • newAutolysis
    Posted by EvanFriendSo I recently did what was supposed to be a Westvleteren 12 clone, and on bottling it I noticed a faint smell/taste of soy sauce. According to my research, this is due to autolysis. I know what I did wrong (kept it in a fermenter…
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  • newhome brew equipment agent in australia wanted
    Posted by 9loveDear Gentlemen and Ladies We are a brew equipments manufactuer in china,specializing in mini brew equioments including ferment tank,mash lauter tun,and all function system etc. The system can be 40L/50L which can be used for trial…
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  • newFruits to Use and#40;in Funky [multigrainedSaisonsand#033;and#41;?
    Posted by radarsockKind of a tie-in to my latest homebrew post. Was wondering what fruits would best go with a multigrain saison. Apricots in the secondary? Peaches? Definitely wanted to go with the drupe route (peach/nectarine/damson). It…
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  • newGrainfather Questions
    Posted by jackadamI have few questions, If the recipe calls far a dual temp mash, say 30 min @130° then 60min @ 150°, it takes the Grainfather some time to increase 20°. Should it still be 90 min total or 30 minutes at lower temp, then heat to…
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  • newFermentation question
    Posted by JBell14I’m transitioning to all grain from extract and was thinking of doing some smaller 1 or 2 gallon brews to start. Can I ferment in my 5 gallon equipment or should I buy smaller carboys for these smaller batches? Will the extra air i…
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  • newPitching onto a yeast cake
    Posted by Homer321On Friday, I made a 1.057 OG pale ale, around 55 IBU, not too many flameout hops. This Saturday, I’m brewing a big imperial stout, 10 gallons. I am strongly considering pitching half the wort (5 gallons) onto one of the pale ale y…
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  • newdog runs the operationand#033;
    Posted by radarsockfrom now on, i’m just going to allow my dog to pick which grains and hops i use in my next beer by biting a specific vacuum-sealed bag i have laid out on the kitchen floor. i made a pretty delicious session oat ipa once by this m…
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  • newFavorite hop for lower bitterness IPAs?
    Posted by NavenProbably a confusing title, but let me explain. I’m going to be brewing in IPA later this month. I typically like my IPAs to have low to moderate bitterness, and a high amount of hop aroma. Thus, I go light on bittering hops and go n…
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  • newMultigrain Saison grain bill
    Posted by radarsockWow, it’s been pretty dead in here. I am attempting to brew a multigrain saison - any pointers would be appreciated. I’ll be using Pilsner for its delicateness and I really don’t want to impart too sweet of a flavor. Ne…
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  • newYeast recommendation
    Posted by acodellI’m interested in a yeast recommendation for a juicy New England style IPA. (11 replies) Read more of this discussion at RateBeer
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  • newWLP099 - Super High Gravity
    Posted by HornyDevilAnyone who has used this yeast care to share stories about how high they’ve gone with it and what beers they’ve used it in?(20 replies) Read more of this discussion at RateBeer
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  • newBalancing acid in sour beers
    Posted by joetWhat techniques are most popular in balancing acid in sour beers?(33 replies) Read more of this discussion at RateBeer
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  • newNE Style IPA Recipe
    Posted by Macegan75Hi All, Does anyone have an all grain recipe for brewing a New England Style IPA that they are willing share. I appreciate the help. Cheers Sean (12 replies) Read more of this discussion at RateBeer
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  • newAdding all sorts of stuff to RIS
    Posted by bitbucketI’m thinking that the best time is just before bottling. This would let me add things "to taste." I’ll have plenty of beer to play with. Something in the general neighborhood of 18 gallons, and I’m looking at multiple variati…
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  • newAmazing Homebrew Competition
    Posted by migojaradAmazing Homebrew Competition Since Amazing Brewing Company is founded by two homebrewers, we would like to support the fellow homebrewers by hosting this great event to share our dreams and passion on homebrew. We’ll h…
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  • newCommander SAAZ Homebrew Competition
    Posted by Homer321Hey Fellow Homebrewers and RBers, My local homebrew club is having our 22nd annual Commander SAAZ Interplanetary Homebrew Blastoff. Check out the link below for more details. Here are a few highlights http://www.saaz.org/c…
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BA Homebrewing

  • newAveragely Perfect ESB - Poll #14 - Invert Sugar #2 Percentage
    -> Poll #13 <- determined that the yeast strain will be Wyeast 1469.This poll will determine the percentage of Invert Sugar #2 in the grain (fermentables) bill. If you want more than 20%, write it in. After the Invert Sugar #2, we'll determine the…
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  • newFermenting temp in wine fridge
    hello everyone, im new here so forgive me if this is a repeat but i didnt see it when i searched.i have been home brewing for a few years and i live in Arizona.living in Arizona makes it hard to brew anytime i want to. the cost to keep the beer the…
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  • newNew pilsner idea
    Hey, guys. I have not yet started homebrewing myself, but I wanted to offer a suggestion for those of you who do, particularly those who have the ability to brew lagers. I'd really like to see someone brew a really modern-esque, new-school pilsner-…
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  • newAveragely Perfect ESB - Poll #15 - Total Crystal Malt Percentage
    -> Poll #14 <- determined that the Invert Sugar #2 will be 4% of the grain bill.This poll will determine the overall percentage of the two crystal malts (English Crystal Malt (~55L) and English Dark Crystal (~80L)) together. If you want more than 1…
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  • newLondon Dry Yeast
    Hi guys, does anybody here know something about how this LONDON ESB dry yeast performs its fermentation?.I am planning on brewing a Red IPA.Cheers!!
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  • newGerman Wheat
    Been considering doing a hybrid German Wheat ale for the summer.More sessionable than a WeizenbockDarker than a HefeLighter than a Dunkelweizen.ABV around 6, SRM about 10 so it doesn't really fit into any style.Thoughts? Suggestions before I sta…
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  • newMilkshake IPA Help
    Yes, I saw the previous threads over the last year. Just figured it was time to get another thread going since we have more collective experience now. Some quick thoughts:1318Citra and Simcoe lateLactose - half lb or a full lb?OatsMangoCoconu…
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  • newCo-Pitching in Primary
    I've been planning a Tripel for several months now, but haven't yet gotten around to brewing it yet. My initial plan was to ferment with WY3787, then split off half the batch and add Brett B. However, now I'm thinking that since I made the $15 invest…
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  • newDifferent math on yeast calculator
    So I've noticed this discrepancy before but never thought too much of it, as it never seemed like a big difference. I use yeastcalculator.com to determine the size of my starters. It gives you the option when using a stir plate of either Zainesheff…
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  • newDry hopping a brett saison
    Hey all,It's been a while since I posted, but after a relocation I'm back at it. I just started drinking a killer bottle conditioned, dry hopped, all-brett saison that I brewed in September '16. I wanna take a second stab at the beer while making so…
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  • newQuestion on fermentation temperature
    Hello I am new to brewing and had a question regarding temperature in the fermentation process. This question arose after my first brew; my beer tastes "hot" and a bit "cidery" which leaves me to believe the temperature was too high or there was too…
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  • What home brew you drinkin now?.? March Edition
    couple of Belgian maplewood ales followed by some stout liquire.
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  • Has anyone ever used this?
    https://www.amazon.com/Hydrofarm-Seedling-Heat-Watts-Inches/dp/B0001WV010As a heating element for fermentation chamber. I'm putting together a fermentation chamber with an Inkbird temp controller and a mini fridge. I'm thinking about this as the h…
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  • What's Brewing In March?
    With spring fever in full swing, looks like my skis might be put away for the season and time to get back brewing! Got at least two, maybe three beers I'm looking to brew in March. I've got a starter of Anchor yeast (1272) that is ready for this week…
    - 1 day ago Mar 27, 2017 -
  • Achieving a Clear, Bright, West Coast Style IIPA
    Hi everyone,I have been experimenting with gelatin as a fining agent in my beer with good results. I have a west coast style IIPA in the fermenter right now that will require two charges of dry hops. The beer is 1080 OG 90 BU, and should have a good…
    - 1 day ago Mar 27, 2017 -
  • Florida Weisse
    Anyone know how JWB gets all the strong fruit flavor? I want to make a Orange Dreamsicle clone. The base I'm fine with. For the Orange should I use zest, tincture of zest, whole fruit, zest with some juice?This is going to be carbbed and killed st…
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  • No bubbles in airlock
    On Saturday I did my first batch of homebrew in a long time. Just making a pale ale I am using a bucket as a fermenter with an airlock but as of this morning so approximately 36 hours after sealing there are still no bubbles in the airlock. Is this n…
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  • Averagely Perfect ESB - Poll #13 - Yeast Strain
    -> Poll #12 <- determined that Invert Sugar #2 will join the fermentables.This poll will select a yeast strain, before we return to the grain bill to determine proportions. I have filled in equivalent strains where I was reasonably confident. If y…
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  • Priming a 1 gallon batch for bottling
    How many ounces of water sugar solution is added to carb a 1 gallon batch?
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  • Raising IBU
    Just about to rack my Belgian Ale, but I know the IBU is too low. At this point, instead of dry-hopping, can I boil a cup of water with a OZ of hops and dump it in at second racking?
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  • Brewing at Exceptional Altitudes? - revisited
    Hey,ran across an older thread when doing some research.I can provide some insight on brewing at altitude ... our brewery is located in Leadville, CO @ 10156' above sea level! And there definitely are some challenges that come with altitude, all r…
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  • Problem with milk stout
    Hi all,I made a batch of Brewer's Best Milk Stout about 2 months back; I'm a newbie but followed the directions to the letter. After a couple of weeks of bottle conditioning I tasted it and the aroma was very strong with burnt sugar. The taste was s…
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  • Letter "Q" brewing ingredients
    Hello gentlemen, The local brew club's 3rd quarter competition called for us to pull a letter out of a hat for our brewing ingredients. It has to be the first letter of the ingredient. Style points awarded for cleverness. I pulled "Q." Now I'm ques…
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  • No airlock activity but...
    I haven't seen any airlock activity and I am about 45 hours into the first stage of the fermentation process. After reading some other threads I decided to crack it open and take a look at the kroussen krausen*.This is my first brew so I don't reall…
    - 2 days ago Mar 26, 2017 -
  • Plate Chiller
    I ran into an issue while trying to chill my last batch in my bath tub and swore that I was going to use a more efficient method next time. I have done a bit of research and found that a lot of people are recommending plate chillers over immersion/co…
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  • Help With Fining a Kolsch
    I made my first Kolsch with Wyeast 2565 Kolsch Yeast, kegged it, and allowed it to lager at 33 F for 10 days. I tried the Kolsch after tossing out about a liter, and it was very cloudy. I read that this yeast is known not to flocculate very well, and…
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  • Hi, Please explain why you boil the cereal mash?
    Hi, after much reading I still don't understand cereal mashing.My understanding so far: The reason you do cereal mashing is to get unmalted grains, for example unmalted wheat, to gelatinezed such that the starches can be converted in the mash.But s…
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  • Averagely Perfect ESB - Poll #12 - Last Fermentables
    -> Poll #11<- determined that Vienna Malt will not advance to final fermentables combo poll. This poll will decide what combination of Munich Malt "Type II" (~9L) and/or Invert Sugar #2 (if any) will join Maris Otter, English Crystal Malt (~55L), an…
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  • Help with Getting back into it
    So due to a myriad of issues I haven't brewed in almost 5 years. I know I know, there is no excuse. I am finally settled in a new location and trying to determine my best conditions for where to ferment etc... etc... Anyways I need to just do it. So…
    - 4 days ago Mar 24, 2017 -
  • First Time mistakes.
    Ok so a brief recount of all that happened, definitely a learning experience, hopefully producing drinkable beer.Bought my northern Brewer deluxe home starter kit, which came with the brown ale extract kit.Out of the box I'm doing inventory, manage…
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ProBrewer

  • newCarbonating In Brite Tank
    I saw a post on this yesterday and have a different but similar question as we are consistently having issues dialing in our carbonation levels when keg carbing. We will now be carbing in our 4bbl unitanks with a 12" ss carb stone. I guess my questio…
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  • newRelation o2 bbt vs o2 pickup filler
    A supplier of can fillers says that higher o2 values from bbt creates higher o2 pick up in filler. In my world it sounds fake. Anyone who has theoretical knowledge in this issue? Skickat från min SM-A310F via Tapatalk
    - 18 hours ago Mar 28, 2017 -
  • Cask Ale does not drop bright
    Hi, As the title already says, my problem is that our cask ale does not drop bright (or at least the odd firkin that gets returned). This is usually the case with heavily dryhopped beers. Our bitter, mild etc come out crystal clear. This is ou…
    - 1 day ago Mar 27, 2017 -
  • Carbonation methods for conditioning tank
    Hello. We've been struggling to develop a consistent and rapid batch carbonation process for keg beers. When I started with the brewery we were filling kegs and leaving them with a constant top pressure for a measured amount of time per product via…
    - 2 days ago Mar 27, 2017 -
  • Carbonation questions, nano Brewer in planning
    Hey, I am a home Brewer who has been brewing 10 gal batches for bout 4 yrs. my brew partner and I are planning to open a nano brewery where we will brew at home in a shop set for our brewery and we plan on selling our beer in a tasting room. My…
    - 2 days ago Mar 26, 2017 -
  • 90 Degree fermenter cone
    Anyone have experience with 90 degree cones (included angle)? Due to height restrictions we need to consider them but I worry about yeast harvesting.We use WLP001 mostly.
    - 4 days ago Mar 24, 2017 -
  • Measure Carbonation with a Carbodoseur?
    I heard about this the other day on a podcast and was wondering if it was possible to measure carbonation in beer with a Carbodoseur as they do with wine, instead of using a more expensive Zahm & Nagel? Has anyone ever given it a try? Thanks…
    - 4 days ago Mar 24, 2017 -
  • Active Fermentation Dry Hop, pH, and the creep
    We've started playing with some active fermentation dry hopping and have noticed a few things that I wanted to see if anyone else has seen or has experience with: 1) The dry hop creep, where your fermentation drags out towards the end, dropping .2…
    - 8 days ago Mar 20, 2017 -
  • Idea for DIY Hop Torpedo

    Idea for DIY Hop Torpedo

    Don't know that I am going to to do this, but thought I'd share the idea both for feedback and potential inspiration. I had been thinking about modifying a 15 gallon keg to use a small scale hop torpedo. I just saw these tanks available and they're a…
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  • NE IPA Strain Questions
    Curious if anyone has experience with packaging Conan strain beers. Curious if you stop fermentation at a certain point and what the risk of refermentation in cans/bottles would be between 3-5 Plato. Thanks. This is a fun strain but there is not a…
    - 14 days ago Mar 14, 2017 -
  • Yeast attenuation
    Hello, we have been having problems with our house English ale yeast reaching target attenuation. It is reaching approx 73% attenuation but it is not ideal. We propagate our own yeast in our in house lab every 14 generations or so. The last two propa…
    - 17 days ago Mar 12, 2017 -
  • Unable to get clarity out of the MLT

    Unable to get clarity out of the MLT

    Hi all! I'm new to the forum and also to professional brewing, sorry for the long post. I work in a small brewpub in The Netherlands and we are having some problems with our brewhouse. It is a cute, Chinese manufactured, three vessel system: MLT,…
    - 20 days ago Mar 8, 2017 -
  • Carbonation in unitank without carbstone
    Hello all I have a few questions regarding carbonation. We are starting a brewpub and would like some input on carbonation techniques based on our setup. We do not have carbstones and can't install them on our tanks. We do have spunding de…
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  • Extremely high amounts of floaties / protein - East coast New England style

    Extremely high amounts of floaties / protein - East coast New England style

    Hello New to the forum. So far it's been a wealth of knowledge and learning for me. A quick intro - my name is Matt, I'm 24, and am the founder of a Toronto-based Brewing Company (about 4 months old). We currently contract brew and have just 1…
    - 23 days ago Mar 6, 2017 -

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Homebrewer's Assoc. Blog

  • newTuesday Beer Trivia: Cider

    Tuesday Beer Trivia: Cider

    Put your knowledge of cidermaking practices to the test in this Tuesday Beer Trivia.Read MoreThe post Tuesday Beer Trivia: Cider appeared first on American Homebrewers Association.
    - 10 hours ago Mar 28, 2017 -
  • The Effect of Post-Boil/Whirlpool Hop Additions on Bitterness in Beer

    The Effect of Post-Boil/Whirlpool Hop Additions on Bitterness in Beer

    AHA member Nick Rodammer sets out to answer the question of how post-boil hop additions affect bitterness in beer. Read MoreThe post The Effect of Post-Boil/Whirlpool Hop Additions on Bitterness in Beer appeared first on American Homebrewers Associ…
    - 4 days ago Mar 24, 2017 -
  • Zymurgy Live Sneak Peek with Denny Conn

    Zymurgy Live Sneak Peek with Denny Conn

    Register for Zymurgy Live: The Philosophy of Recipe Design and Evaluation * * * The desire to create your own recipe is something that every homebrewer can relate to. Maybe a corner of your garden has a few extra basil stems that you’d like to expe…
    - 6 days ago Mar 22, 2017 -
  • Ommegang Abbey Clone

    Ommegang Abbey Clone

    A deliciously complex dark Belgian ale, Ommegang Abbey bursts with dark fruit and malt aromas, gingerbread spice, a pineapple fruitiness, and a subtle but powerful alcohol warmth. Culturing the house yeast strain will give you the most authentic resu…
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  • Tuesday Beer Trivia: The Evolution of Hops

    Tuesday Beer Trivia: The Evolution of Hops

    Put your knowledge of our favorite bine's evolutionary history to the test in this week's Tuesday Beer Trivia Read MoreThe post Tuesday Beer Trivia: The Evolution of Hops appeared first on American Homebrewers Association.
    - 7 days ago Mar 21, 2017 -
  • 2017 Homebrew Con Registration

    2017 Homebrew Con Registration

    We’re bringing the 2017 Homebrew Con to Minneapolis! What: Homebrew Con Where: Minneapolis Convention Center When: June 15 – 17, 2017 Registration Registration for the 2017 Homebrew Con will open on March 7, 2017 at 10:00 am MT. Registratants …
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  • Radegast Club of the Year 2017

    Radegast Club of the Year 2017

    Enter your club for a chance to win $1,000!Read MoreThe post Radegast Club of the Year 2017 appeared first on American Homebrewers Association.
    - 12 days ago Mar 17, 2017 -
  • The Impact of Flaked Oats on New England IPA

    The Impact of Flaked Oats on New England IPA

    This homebrew experiment was originally published on Brulosophy.com. * * * Flaked oats are an unmalted grain that have had their starches gelatinized by pressure and heat during the flaking process, meaning they can be used without a cereal mash, whi…
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  • Joe Gillian’s Red

    Joe Gillian’s Red

    Top o' the mornin' to ya! With St. Paddy's Day approaching, this Irish red ale from Amal Turczyn's book, A Year of Beer, is sure to be a perfect session beer for your St. Patrick's Day celebrations.This low- to medium-strength beer, has a buttery ch…
    - 18 days ago Mar 10, 2017 -
  • The Home Brew Chef’s Stout-Cured Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe

    The Home Brew Chef’s Stout-Cured Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe

    This stout-cured corned beef and cabbage recipe comes from Sean Paxton (aka The Home Brew Chef).Read MoreThe post The Home Brew Chef’s Stout-Cured Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe appeared first on American Homebrewers Association.
    - 19 days ago Mar 10, 2017 -
  • Montezuma’s Revenge Mexican Dark Lager with Coffee

    Montezuma’s Revenge Mexican Dark Lager with Coffee

    We all (well, maybe not all of us) brew a cup of coffee to get us going every morning, so why wouldn't you brew beer with coffee? There are three major factors that affect what flavors you extract from your coffee: grind level, temperature, and cont…
    - 19 days ago Mar 9, 2017 -
  • Tuesday Beer Trivia: Irish and Scottish Styles

    Tuesday Beer Trivia: Irish and Scottish Styles

    Put your knowledge of Irish and Scottish beer styles to the test in this week's Tuesday Beer Trivia quiz.Read MoreThe post Tuesday Beer Trivia: Irish and Scottish Styles appeared first on American Homebrewers Association.
    - 20 days ago Mar 8, 2017 -
  • 5 Tips for Hosting a Big Brew Event

    5 Tips for Hosting a Big Brew Event

    By Matt Bolling, AHA Events & Membership Coordinator The growing number of Big Brew sites registered with the AHA every May demonstrates that National Homebrew Day truly is a special day for homebrewers in the US and abroad. With more than 480 regist…
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  • Nitro: Let Us Count the Ways

    Nitro: Let Us Count the Ways

    In Zymurgy’s March/April 2017 Style Spotlight, Amahl Turczyn describes how homebrewers can simulate a nitro pour from a keg by cranking up the serving pressure and dispensing through a barely-open picnic faucet. That got us thinking: are there othe…
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  • Vote Now: 2017 AHA Governing Committee Election

    Vote Now: 2017 AHA Governing Committee Election

    Vote in the 2017 American Homebrewers Association Governing Committee Election.Read MoreThe post Vote Now: 2017 AHA Governing Committee Election appeared first on American Homebrewers Association.
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  • Testing Malt with Grain Teas

    Testing Malt with Grain Teas

    In this video, we show you a trick to get a rough idea of how different grains will contribute character to beer, without actually having to brew a full batch of beer!Read MoreThe post Testing Malt with Grain Teas appeared first on American Homebre…
    - 25 days ago Mar 3, 2017 -
  • Big Brew With Toledo’s Frogtown Hoppers

    Big Brew With Toledo’s Frogtown Hoppers

    The Frogtown Hoppers, a Toledo, Ohio–area homebrew club, conducted a multi-site AHA Big Brew Day for 2016 and a makeup day at a member’s residence the weekend after.Read MoreThe post Big Brew With Toledo’s Frogtown Hoppers appeared first on A…
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  • Zymurgy’s Best Beers in America Voting

    Zymurgy’s Best Beers in America Voting

    As homebrewers and beer lovers, Zymurgy readers have the most educated and adventurous palates on the planet. So we’re asking you, “Who brews the best beers in America?”Read MoreThe post Zymurgy’s Best Beers in America Voting appeared first…
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  • Tuesday Beer Trivia: Sour Beer Bugs

    Tuesday Beer Trivia: Sour Beer Bugs

    Put your knowledge of wild fermentation to the test in this week’s Tuesday Beer Trivia quiz. Sugary wort is turned into beer by yeast who conduct the process of fermentation. Sour beers, however, take a special teams of yeast and/or bacteria (othe…
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  • How to Brew a Mardi Gras King Cake Beer

    How to Brew a Mardi Gras King Cake Beer

    King cake is a staple of the New Orleans Mardi Gras celebration. The pastry-like cake is sugary-sweet with dominant flavors of cinnamon and sugar, and its story reaches beyond that of Mardi Gras. The king cake is shrouded in religious history, origi…
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  • 2016 National Homebrew Recipes Now Online

    2016 National Homebrew Recipes Now Online

    The gold-medal homebrew recipes from the 2016 National Homebrew Competition are available online. Read MoreThe post 2016 National Homebrew Recipes Now Online appeared first on American Homebrewers Association.
    - 29 days ago Feb 27, 2017 -
  • Join/Renew in by February 28 and Get Free Hops

    Join/Renew in by February 28 and Get Free Hops

    Join or renew your AHA membership in February and we’ll send you 4 ounces of Waimea hops to use during your next brew day.Read MoreThe post Join/Renew in by February 28 and Get Free Hops appeared first on American Homebrewers Association.
    - 32 days ago Feb 24, 2017 -
  • How To Ship Beer: Getting Homebrew There Safely

    How To Ship Beer: Getting Homebrew There Safely

    Whether you’re sending your homebrew off to the National Homebrew Competition, trading it for other beers, or shipping it home to enjoy later, you’ve worked hard to brew beer. Now you want it to arrive in its absolute best condition. Here are s…
    - 33 days ago Feb 23, 2017 -
  • Castle Bochet Mead

    Castle Bochet Mead

    In early May 2008, Charlie Papazian, along with his wife and close friends, ventured out to London to fulfill a mutual desire to taste very old mead. Charlie and Co. were lucky enough to try some meads from 1947, 1948, and 1949. The seventh mead he…
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  • Tuesday Beer Trivia: Brewing Local

    Tuesday Beer Trivia: Brewing Local

    Test your knowledge of Stan Hieronymus' new book Brewing Local in this week's Tuesday Beer Trivia quiz.Read MoreThe post Tuesday Beer Trivia: Brewing Local appeared first on American Homebrewers Association.
    - 35 days ago Feb 21, 2017 -
  • How to Build a Wooden 6-Pack Holder

    How to Build a Wooden 6-Pack Holder

    Discover how to make a DIY wooden 6-pack holderRead MoreThe post How to Build a Wooden 6-Pack Holder appeared first on American Homebrewers Association.
    - 39 days ago Feb 17, 2017 -
  • 4th Annual International FastRack Speed Challenge Championships!

    4th Annual International FastRack Speed Challenge Championships!

    by FastBrewing & WineMaking WHO WILL KNOCK Brandon off the podium this year? 3-2-1 FastRack! Many fallen soldiers will be had as bottles be flyin’ at this years 4rd Annual International FastRack Speed Challenge Championships during Homebrew Con in…
    - 40 days ago Feb 16, 2017 -
  • Dirk Diggler New England Pale Ale

    Dirk Diggler New England Pale Ale

    This recipe won best-of-show at the Third Annual Sister Carmen Pro-Am Competition Fundraiser in Lafayette, Colo. and was kindly provided by Travis Trembly.Read MoreThe post Dirk Diggler New England Pale Ale appeared first on American Homebrewers As…
    - 41 days ago Feb 15, 2017 -
  • Bru’n Dry Stout

    Bru’n Dry Stout

    It's about that time when we start preparing for St. Patrick's Day, so a dry stout is in order. Brewing dry stout is easy when you have the right water. Low-alkalinity water, such as distilled or reverse osmosis water, is well-suited for brewing a d…
    - 41 days ago Feb 15, 2017 -
  • Ryan’s Schwarzbier

    Ryan’s Schwarzbier

    Ryan Serwatowski of Bristol, CT won a gold medal in Category #4: Dark Lagers during the 2016 National Homebrew Competition Final Round in Baltimore, MD. Serwatowski's dark lager was chosen as the best among 165 Final Round entries in the category.…
    - 42 days ago Feb 14, 2017 -

Charlie Papazian

  • newComplete 2017 New Orleans Jazz Fest set times and lineup

    Complete 2017 New Orleans Jazz Fest set times and lineup

    The prestigious New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is right around the corner. April 28-May 7 will see the world’s best musicians and thousands of fans descend upon the Crescent City for what is one of the most anticipated music festivals…
    - 3 hours ago Mar 28, 2017 -
  • newMillsap’s absence could affect Hawks’ playoff goals

    Millsap’s absence could affect Hawks’ playoff goals

    For much of the NBA season, the Atlanta Hawks have been entrenched in the No. 5 seed. Give or take a game or too, Atlanta was a lock playoff team–one that figured to be a threat to move on to the second round.A lot has changed with Paul Mi…
    - 4 hours ago Mar 28, 2017 -
  • newJill Scott announces summertime tour

    Jill Scott announces summertime tour

    Jill Scott will bring her boundless talent on a tour of the U.S. this summer, which includes a stop by Kansas City's Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland on July 6. The three-time Grammy Award winner is expected to perform tracks from her ch…
    - 4 hours ago Mar 28, 2017 -
  • newBrooklyn Steel announces opening week residency with LCD Soundsystem

    Brooklyn Steel announces opening week residency with LCD Soundsystem

    Though LCD Soundsystem’s new album may still be a few months away, James Murphy’s dance-punk project hasn’t slowed down since they returned to touring a year ago. Case in point: Today (March 28), the group has announced a five-night res…
    - 5 hours ago Mar 28, 2017 -
  • newSunset Music Festival announces full lineup: Major Lazer, Zeds Dead and more

    Sunset Music Festival announces full lineup: Major Lazer, Zeds Dead and more

    The Sunset Music Festival in Tampa seemed all but dead after a series of incidents clouded last year’s festivities.After a threat from the mayor of Tampa to shut the festival down, one of Florida’s up-and-coming EDM festivals has gained…
    - 5 hours ago Mar 28, 2017 -

The Mad Fermentationist

  • Milkshake IPA: Mango Vanilla Hopsicle

    Milkshake IPA: Mango Vanilla Hopsicle

    Despite the excessive amount of homebrew I have on tap and in bottles, I still drink commercial beer. It’s been years since I lined up at for a bottle release or bought a case of anything, but I buy singles and flights frequently. Rarely do I go ou…
    - 13 days ago Mar 15, 2017 -
  • HotHead, Juniper, and Right Proper Hyperborea

    HotHead, Juniper, and Right Proper Hyperborea

    I hope that people get something from my talks at homebrew festivals around the world, because I certainly benefit from the arrangement! My trip to Norway for the 2016 Homebrewers Weekend in Drammen was enlightening on many fronts, but it was the i…
    - 22 days ago Mar 7, 2017 -
  • Bootleg Biology: Mad Fermentationist Saison Blend

    Bootleg Biology: Mad Fermentationist Saison Blend

    I love my House Brett-Saison culture, and for $10 now you can try Bootleg Biology's The Mad Fermentationist Saison Blend at your house (or brewery)! It's a good deal for me as I get a small cut, and the knowledge that if I kill my mother culture I h…
    - 29 days ago Feb 28, 2017 -
  • Gose: NEIPA Principles for Coriander

    Gose: NEIPA Principles for Coriander

    Hot-dog-water, celery, hammy… these are all descriptors I’ve heard for coriander-flavored beers. Nearly essential for wits, sometimes an accent in other Belgian beers (like those from Rochefort). Coriander, the seeds of cilantro, sometimes seem m…
    - 36 days ago Feb 21, 2017 -
  • Loral-Hopped Funky Saison

    Loral-Hopped Funky Saison

    From the breeder who brought us Citra and Mosaic... now comes Loral (HBC 291)! It's amazing and weird that we've gotten to the point where hop breeders are being hyped! With a family tree that includes Glacier and Nugget, I'm glad Loral isn't pushin…
    - 36 days ago Feb 21, 2017 -
  • Extract Lambic Tasting (Plus Peaches)

    Extract Lambic Tasting (Plus Peaches)

    Over my first 10 years of brewing "lambic-inspired" pale sours, I found that the more authentic my process became, the more authentic the flavors produced. The balance and aromatics improved as I turbid mashed, aged hops, introduced local wild mic…
    - 42 days ago Feb 14, 2017 -
  • LODO Festbier: Split Batch Experiment

    LODO Festbier: Split Batch Experiment

    My first attempt at low dissolved oxygen (LODO) brewing was lackluster... generously (I dumped the last gallon of that Pilsner). I wanted to try the intensive process again, replicating both wort production and fermentation as close as I could to w…
    - 57 days ago Jan 31, 2017 -
  • Borrowed Wort: Commonwealth Sour Brown

    Borrowed Wort: Commonwealth Sour Brown

    When I set out to visit Commonwealth Brewing Co. in Virginia Beach to collaborate on a sour brown, I tossed a sanitized carboy in the trunk. I brought home three gallons of wort and pitched my own microbes (Omega Lacto Blend and bottle dregs) in add…
    - 69 days ago Jan 18, 2017 -
  • Courage RIS (No Brett): Tasting

    Courage RIS (No Brett): Tasting

    The continuation of my Christmas eve tradition of drinking homebrewed Courage Russian Imperial Stout was beginning to look in doubt. After 2015 I was down to three bottles, so February 2016 I rebrewed a tweaked 10 gallon batch (recipe). Originally t…
    - 78 days ago Jan 9, 2017 -
  • Quick Sour, then what? Acid Tolerance of Brewer’s Yeast

    Quick Sour, then what? Acid Tolerance of Brewer’s Yeast

    December 2016 is a rare "double" BYO issue for my writing, including a feature on hoppy sours that is available on their website for free! The Advanced Brewing article digs into the pitfalls and mitigation strategies for fermenting with brewer’s…
    - Dec 14, 2016 -
  • Matt: Adam with Calvados and Candi Syrup

    Matt: Adam with Calvados and Candi Syrup

    It is interesting to drink two glasses of beer side-by-side made from wort separated 18 months ago (recipe post). In addition to the recipe differences between these two Adam-variants (maple syrup and bourbon vs. dark candi syrup and calvados) the a…
    - Dec 7, 2016 -
  • Testing Alternative Brewing Cleaners

    Testing Alternative Brewing Cleaners

    Cleaning is as important as sanitizing. Without a debris-free surface a sanitizer loses most of its efficacy. This is worse for some than others, StarSan supposedly retains more sanitizing power in the presence of organic material than Iodophor for…
    - Nov 29, 2016 -
  • Voss and Muri: Kveik Strains

    Voss and Muri: Kveik Strains

    The most enjoyable aspect of traveling to talk about brewing is the front-row seat to local beer culture. Whether Brazil, Fargo, or New Zealand (March 2017), the Internet and travel allow homebrewers to get excited about styles and breweries that ar…
    - Nov 16, 2016 -
  • Commonwealth Penthesilia: Cherry-Date Sour Brown

    Commonwealth Penthesilia: Cherry-Date Sour Brown

    I’m all for avant-garde brewing. Pushing boundaries. Trying something unique or weird that doesn't make complete sense to see if it works. That isn’t where you start for you start a commercial sour beer program though! When I collaborated with Co…
    - Nov 1, 2016 -
  • Low Dissolved Oxygen (DO) Brewing Lager

    Low Dissolved Oxygen (DO) Brewing Lager

    Every few years there seems to be some radical underpinning of the brewing word that comes under assault. Remember olive oil instead of oxygen? Saisons fermented above 80F? Dark candi syrup the key to dark Belgian beers? Dry hopping during fermentati…
    - Oct 20, 2016 -
  • Fresh vs. Frozen: Mango Tart Saison

    Fresh vs. Frozen: Mango Tart Saison

    June 2015 I found myself with an extra six gallons of low-gravity saison wort, so I decided to ferment it with a vial of East Coast Yeast Bugfarm 15. I was especially intent to trial this iteration of the annual super-blend because it included an i…
    - Oct 6, 2016 -
  • Wyeast De Bom "Quick" "Sour"

    Wyeast De Bom "Quick" "Sour"

    There is no reason a sour beer requires 12-36 months to acidify. Brewers have devised a  wide variety of methods to cut souring down to days or weeks: sour mashing, kettle souring, splitting the wort, lactic acid reactor etc. The issue is that exten…
    - Sep 19, 2016 -
  • Right Proper-Inspired: Hoppy Sour Beer

    Right Proper-Inspired: Hoppy Sour Beer

    One of the wonderful things about the skyrocketing count of American breweries, is that more can be specialists! Most areas no longer need another local brewery that focuses on pale ales or blondes for gateway drinkers. The key will be thinking like…
    - Sep 14, 2016 -
  • BYO Boot Camp: Burlington and Santa Rosa!

    BYO Boot Camp: Burlington and Santa Rosa!

    Ever wanted to drink the beers I've posted about? Spend a day talking oak and disassembling a barrel with me? Learn to blend sours? Taste the difference between the same beer barrel-aged, aged on oak cubes, and infused with spirits?You're in luck!In…
    - Sep 8, 2016 -
  • Juicy Sacch Trois NE Pale Ale

    Juicy Sacch Trois NE Pale Ale

    I was in Asheville, NC for the second annual Asheville Homebrewers Conference this weekend. It was a fantastic excuse to talk and drink beer with some brilliant brewers. Stan Hieronymus was there speaking about his new book: Brewing Local. While we w…
    - Aug 28, 2016 -
  • India Pale Hefeweizen Recipe

    India Pale Hefeweizen Recipe

    There are a surprising number of beer nerds who avoid “wheat beers.” In general it isn’t the wheat itself that is objectionable (plenty of these same people have no issues eating bread or pasta), but rather the banana and clove notes produced…
    - Aug 26, 2016 -
  • Rhubarb Berliner Weisse... Again!

    Rhubarb Berliner Weisse... Again!

    If you want to brew outstanding beer, no matter what the style, the single most important key is practice. Simple repetition is one of the biggest advantages craft brewers hold over homebrewers. My brain gets more involved researching, planning, and…
    - Aug 8, 2016 -
  • Beer Recipe Design: First Time

    Beer Recipe Design: First Time

    My in-depth recipe design post generated enough interest last November to already land it as my 7th most view post of all time! However, several people rightly pointed out that some of the steps were overkill for a new homebrewer working on their fir…
    - Jul 26, 2016 -
  • "Westvleteren" Blond with Brett!

    "Westvleteren" Blond with Brett!

    We all suffer from brewer’s block once in awhile. After more than a decade intermittently standing next to a mash tun, I’ve come up with seven tricks for coming up with something to brew:1. Tweak a favorite recipe2. Highlight a new ingredient 3.…
    - Jul 13, 2016 -
  • New England APA: Conan and London III

    New England APA: Conan and London III

    Baltimore’s HomebrewCon 2016 has come and gone. I posted a preview, but don’t expect to see a summary (if you missed out, get the scoop from Brülosophy, Ales of the Riverwards, Five Blades Brewing, or Brouwerij-Chugach). Also expect about five p…
    - Jun 22, 2016 -

Chop And Brew

Chop & Brew | Solar Wave IPA & Idaho 7 Hops

- 27 days ago Mar 2, 2017 -
Chop & Brew | Northeast Ohio Style Holiday Ales

- 31 days ago Feb 25, 2017 -
Chop & Brew - Episode 56: Solar Wave Golden IPA

- 52 days ago Feb 4, 2017 -
Chop & Brew - Episode 55: Cody's Gotlandsdricka and Christmas Wit

- 65 days ago Jan 22, 2017 -
Chip's Birthday Cake Surprise @ Bad Weather Brewing

- 68 days ago Jan 20, 2017 -
Chop & Brew Hoppy New Year Video Contest

- 81 days ago Jan 7, 2017 -

Appellation Beer

  • Monday beer links: Conversation starters and song lyrics

    Monday beer links: Conversation starters and song lyrics

    MONDAY BEER AND WINE LINKS, MUSING, 03.27.17 18 Defining Moments in the History of Craft Beer. [Via VinePair] I pass this along simply to show you how grown up I’ve become. There was a time I might have written 714 words about how friggin’ stupid…
    - 2 days ago Mar 27, 2017 -
  • Monday beer links: Owning up to a sexist past; a ‘do over’ for AB InBev in China?

    Monday beer links: Owning up to a sexist past; a ‘do over’ for AB InBev in China?

    MONDAY BEER AND WINE LINKS, MUSING, 03.20.17 This Brewer Hired Women Illustrators to Remake the Cringingly Sexist Ads It Used to Run. There’s a right way. [Via Adweek, h/T Carla Jean Lauter] ‘Pinup versus pin her down’’: Indiana beers stoke c…
    - 9 days ago Mar 20, 2017 -
  • A hop by any other name: The un-Chinooking of Chinook

    A hop by any other name: The un-Chinooking of Chinook

    Pioneer Hops in Connecticut has begun calling hops known as Cascade elsewhere CONNcade and Chinook hops CONNnook.* Before your knee jerks because you thought you heard the bullshit marketing alarm go off, consider that this might be truth in advertis…
    - 12 days ago Mar 16, 2017 -
  • Monday beer links: Cultural wars & Stjørdalsøl

    Monday beer links: Cultural wars & Stjørdalsøl

    MONDAY BEER AND WINE LINKS, MUSING, 03.13.17 Whose Culture? When I wrote about Cryo hops recently I began with an observation they might not be as big a deal as my Twitter feed would suggest. I was wrong. They are a big deal. Well, based on my Twitte…
    - 16 days ago Mar 13, 2017 -
  • But is ‘juicy’ a flavor?

    But is ‘juicy’ a flavor?

    The best read post here, on an cumulative basis, is “Words to describe the beer you are tasting.” From nine years ago. Quite honestly, readers arrive via a search engine, read that post, check out nothing else here, and leave. The point is they a…
    - 19 days ago Mar 9, 2017 -

Northern Brewer

  • Short Pour – Draught Systems: The Perfect Balance

    Short Pour – Draught Systems:  The Perfect Balance

    Draught Systems: The Perfect Balance Every homebrewer dreams of the day when they can kiss bottling goodbye. Upgrading to a kegging system says a lot about you. You like control. Quality. You’re committed. So when you pour your hard earned cash int…
    - Oct 20, 2015 -
  • Short Pour – Making Hard Cider

    Short Pour – Making Hard Cider

    Cider-Making Apple harvest season is fast approaching. It’s a favorite time of year for myself not only for the numerous varieties of apples available at the grocery store but also the abundance of fresh pressed cider. Using this juice to make hard…
    - Sep 2, 2015 -
  • Short Pour – What Makes a Perfect IPA?

    Short Pour – What Makes a Perfect IPA?

    What makes a perfect IPA? I was tasked with discussing this point and immediately asked for an easier topic to find a solution for, like which style of pizza is the best or which region makes the definitive BBQ. I joke, but in fact finding the “per…
    - Aug 27, 2015 -
  • All-Grain Brewing 101: The Basics
    Welcome to the world of all-grain brewing! In this video, we’ll give you a crash course of everything you need to know to get started all-grain brewing. We’ll talk about the equipment you need and how you use it to make beer. In this video we’l…
    - Aug 20, 2015 -
  • Brewing with Wil Wheaton on Brewing TV – Part 1
    Brewing TV Road Trip! The Brewing TV crew flew down to So-Cal to have a brew day with beer geek, and all around good guy, Wil Wheaton. We wanted to brew a wicked triple IPA, a true Californian creation. The team shot such a huge amount of video and g…
    - May 20, 2015 -
  • Short Pour – Kegerators come in all shapes and sizes… it’s more fun if you build your own!

    Short Pour – Kegerators come in all shapes and sizes… it’s more fun if you build your own!

    Kegerators come in all shapes and sizes… it’s more fun if you build your own! Let’s face it. Regardless of how long you’ve been brewing, bottling your beer is a tedious process. Washing, filling, and capping dozens of bottles makes for a very…
    - May 15, 2015 -
  • Brewing with Wil Wheaton on Brewing TV – Official Trailer
    Road Trip! Brewing TV invites you to kick back and nerd out with Brad and Nick as they trek to Wil Wheaton’s house for the perfect open-air brew day in sunny SoCal. Watch this teaser trailer for the upcoming episode to hear behind-the-scenes detail…
    - Apr 30, 2015 -
  • Homebrew Hacks

    Homebrew Hacks

    Homebrew Hack #4 – Fight the Glug! As much as we love standing at a sink, wasting the day away while the water in our carboy is glug-glug-glugging down the drain, Corey doesn’t love it. He’d rather be relaxing, not worrying and having a homebre…
    - Apr 9, 2015 -
  • Short Pours – Hopped Up & Bitter: So Many Hops, So Little Time…

    Short Pours – Hopped Up & Bitter: So Many Hops, So Little Time…

    Hopped Up & Bitter: So Many Hops, So Little Time… We’ve all Fuggled, Cascaded, Mosaiced, and Summitted. We’ve brewed the basics, become well-acquainted with the likes of Centennial and Cluster. But now, more than ever, is the time to experiment…
    - Apr 8, 2015 -
  • Short Pour – Everything but the kitchen sink!

    Short Pour – Everything but the kitchen sink!

      Everything but the kitchen sink! It’s the weekend. You’ve got a few hours free, and you want to brew. The only problem is you forgot to order a recipe kit. Plus, it’s colder than a witch’s behind outside; there’s no way you’re going to…
    - Apr 8, 2015 -

Craft Beer

  • newUpslope + Spirit Hound Whisky Barrel Aged Scotch Ale Tapping

    Upslope + Spirit Hound Whisky Barrel Aged Scotch Ale Tapping

    Join us for a special tapping of our Whisky Barrel Aged Scotch Ale in collaboration with Spirit Hound Distillers!The post Upslope + Spirit Hound Whisky Barrel Aged Scotch Ale Tapping appeared first on CraftBeer.com.
    - 2 hours ago Mar 28, 2017 -
  • new2nd Annual Brewbies® at Faction Brewing

    2nd Annual Brewbies® at Faction Brewing

    BREWBIES® returns to the Bay Area to benefit Keep A Breast Foundation hosted by Faction Brewing in Alameda, CA on Saturday, April 22nd, 2017. The post 2nd Annual Brewbies® at Faction Brewing appeared first on CraftBeer.com.
    - 3 hours ago Mar 28, 2017 -
  • newHoppin’ Frog Turbo Shandy Spring Celebration!

    Hoppin’ Frog Turbo Shandy Spring Celebration!

    Join us at Hoppin’ Frog Brewery this Saturday, April 1st for the beginning of our spring Turbo Shandy Celebration Week. We will have all of our Turbo Shandy variants on draft for the week including: Turbo Shandy Citrus Ale Turbo Shandy Citrus Ale N…
    - 3 hours ago Mar 28, 2017 -
  • newCoronado Brewing Partners With Surfrider Foundation To Launch Coastwise Session IPA

    Coronado Brewing Partners With Surfrider Foundation To Launch Coastwise Session IPA

    In time for spring, CoastWise will be available on draft and in can six-packs starting April 1 in the primary regions.The post Coronado Brewing Partners With Surfrider Foundation To Launch Coastwise Session IPA appeared first on CraftBeer.com.
    - 3 hours ago Mar 28, 2017 -
  • newBrown’s Brewing Company Switches From Bottles to Cans

    Brown’s Brewing Company Switches From Bottles to Cans

    TROY AND NORTH HOOSICK, NY- Brown’s Brewing Company of Troy and North Hoosick, NY, announces the installation of a state-of-the-art canning line allowing Brown’s to switch from bottles to cans for its independently brewed beer. Cans have now rep…
    - 4 hours ago Mar 28, 2017 -
  • newCraft Brewing Growth Statistics for 2016 Released by the Brewers Association

    Craft Brewing Growth Statistics for 2016 Released by the Brewers Association

    The Brewers Association has released craft brewing growth statistics for 2016. Here are some of the highlights from the BA's report.The post Craft Brewing Growth Statistics for 2016 Released by the Brewers Association appeared first on CraftBeer.com…
    - 10 hours ago Mar 28, 2017 -
  • new8 Coconut Beers You’ll Crave Right Now

    8 Coconut Beers You’ll Crave Right Now

    Coconut beers don't just come in porters and stouts — the flavor combinations are endless. Here are eight that we are craving right now.The post 8 Coconut Beers You’ll Crave Right Now appeared first on CraftBeer.com.
    - 11 hours ago Mar 28, 2017 -
  • Fegley’s Chocolate Festival 2017

    Fegley’s Chocolate Festival 2017

    Join Fegley's Allentown Brew Works for the2017 Fegley's Chocolate Festival, April 22. Enjoy a day sampling chocolatey deliciousness.The post Fegley’s Chocolate Festival 2017 appeared first on CraftBeer.com.
    - 1 day ago Mar 27, 2017 -
  • 4th Annual Firkin Fest in Mobile, AL. Benefiting the American Cancer Society

    4th Annual Firkin Fest in Mobile, AL. Benefiting the American Cancer Society

    Tthe 4th Annual Firkin Fest will be held on Saturday, April 1st at 701 Spring Hill Avenue in Mobile, AL. benefiting the American Cancer Society.The post 4th Annual Firkin Fest in Mobile, AL. Benefiting the American Cancer Society appeared first on C…
    - 1 day ago Mar 27, 2017 -
  • Introducing Ipswich Ale Cask & Clam Week

    Introducing Ipswich Ale Cask & Clam Week

    Ipswich Ale Cask & Clam Week, May 8th-13th, 2017, is a week-long series of special events celebrating Ipswich’s clamming & brewing culture.The post Introducing Ipswich Ale Cask & Clam Week appeared first on CraftBeer.com.
    - 1 day ago Mar 27, 2017 -
  • New England Brewery Goes Old School to Make Steinbier, Beer Brewed with Fire and Hot Rocks

    New England Brewery Goes Old School to Make Steinbier, Beer Brewed with Fire and Hot Rocks

    A sweet, smoky aroma drifted from the parking lot behind Queen City Brewery in Burlington, Vermont. Another batch of Vermont Steinbier was on its way.The post New England Brewery Goes Old School to Make Steinbier, Beer Brewed with Fire and Hot Rocks…
    - 2 days ago Mar 27, 2017 -
  • Bear Republic® Fastback Racer Double IPA™ Added to Seasonal Lineup

    Bear Republic® Fastback Racer Double IPA™ Added to Seasonal Lineup

    Making its debut in bottles next month, Bear Republic's Fastback Racer will be hitting the shelves in April for a limited time only.The post Bear Republic® Fastback Racer Double IPA™ Added to Seasonal Lineup appeared first on CraftBeer.com.
    - 4 days ago Mar 24, 2017 -
  • Latest Bishop’s Barrel From Saint Arnold Is The Perfect Dessert Beer

    Latest Bishop’s Barrel From Saint Arnold  Is The Perfect Dessert Beer

    Saint Arnold Brewing Co. fans will be able to have their dessert and drink it too, with the newest Bishop's Barrel release in late March.The post Latest Bishop’s Barrel From Saint Arnold Is The Perfect Dessert Beer appeared first on CraftBeer.com…
    - 4 days ago Mar 24, 2017 -
  • Watch: Great Notion Brewing’s Hazy IPAs Go from Taboo to Trendy

    Watch: Great Notion Brewing’s Hazy IPAs Go from Taboo to Trendy

    Great Notion Brewing in Portland, Oregon, was founded by homebrewers who brought their hazy IPA recipes to the masses. Here's their story.The post Watch: Great Notion Brewing’s Hazy IPAs Go from Taboo to Trendy appeared first on CraftBeer.com.
    - 5 days ago Mar 24, 2017 -
  • White Street Brewing Co. Announces the Release of Hopical Island

    White Street Brewing Co. Announces the Release of Hopical Island

    White Street Brewing Co. has found a getaway from the daily grind in its new limited release, Hopical Island.The post White Street Brewing Co. Announces the Release of Hopical Island appeared first on CraftBeer.com.
    - 5 days ago Mar 23, 2017 -
  • Come Celebrate Orlando Brewing’s 11 Year Anniversary

    Come Celebrate Orlando Brewing’s 11 Year Anniversary

    April 7th marks 11 years brewing organic beers at Orlando Brewing! The Central Florida brewery will drop 4 limited release beers and host live music from The Moxie, Tears of a Tyrant and Eugene Snowden & Friends! Music starts at 8pm. O-Town Eats Food…
    - 5 days ago Mar 23, 2017 -
  • Pair O’ Dice Takes Seasonal Lucky Lucy Strawberry Blonde Year-Round

    Pair O’ Dice Takes Seasonal Lucky Lucy Strawberry Blonde Year-Round

    Lucky Lucy Strawberry Blonde is now available in cans and on draft at stores, bars and restaurants. The post Pair O’ Dice Takes Seasonal Lucky Lucy Strawberry Blonde Year-Round appeared first on CraftBeer.com.
    - 5 days ago Mar 23, 2017 -
  • 5th Annual Lancaster Craft Beerfest!

    5th Annual Lancaster Craft Beerfest!

    On August 26th, the fifth annual Lancaster Craft Beerfest is returning to the vibrant, growing, and creative city of Lancaster. The last four years were successful and we look forward to bringing another fun event this year. Our goal is to provide cr…
    - 5 days ago Mar 23, 2017 -
  • Craft Brewers to Take Center Stage at James Beard House on National Beer Day

    Craft Brewers to Take Center Stage at James Beard House on National Beer Day

    Craft brewers, and the organizations that support them, take center stage at the James Beard House's National Beer Day dinner celebration in April.The post Craft Brewers to Take Center Stage at James Beard House on National Beer Day appeared first o…
    - 5 days ago Mar 23, 2017 -
  • Reno Breweries: Craft Beer in the ‘Biggest Little City in the World’

    Reno Breweries: Craft Beer in the ‘Biggest Little City in the World’

    Nestled on the eastern slope of the Sierras, Reno, Nevada, spent decades as a getaway for gaming, but Reno’s appeal is widening and that includes beer.The post Reno Breweries: Craft Beer in the ‘Biggest Little City in the World’ appeared first…
    - 5 days ago Mar 23, 2017 -
  • Cigar City Brewing Company Announces North Carolina Distribution

    Cigar City Brewing Company Announces North Carolina Distribution


    - 6 days ago Mar 22, 2017 -
  • GrassLands Brewing Company Celebrates 2nd Anniversary

    GrassLands Brewing Company Celebrates 2nd Anniversary

    GrassLands Brewing Company, a Tallahassee, FL brewery is throwing an all-day festival in celebration of its 2nd anniversary.The post GrassLands Brewing Company Celebrates 2nd Anniversary appeared first on CraftBeer.com.
    - 6 days ago Mar 22, 2017 -
  • Parry’s Pizzeria & Bar Big Ass Tap Takeover with Avery Brewing

    Parry’s Pizzeria & Bar Big Ass Tap Takeover with Avery Brewing

    It’s Parry's 6th annual Big Ass Tap Takeover Saturday, April 29th and it goes on from 11AM until they decide to break up the party. The post Parry’s Pizzeria & Bar Big Ass Tap Takeover with Avery Brewing appeared first on CraftBeer.com.
    - 6 days ago Mar 22, 2017 -
  • Drake’s Brewing Co. First Friday

    Drake’s Brewing Co. First Friday

    Join Drake's Brewing Co. for their First Friday celebration including all of their beers on tap, music on the speakers and great food.The post Drake’s Brewing Co. First Friday appeared first on CraftBeer.com.
    - 6 days ago Mar 22, 2017 -
  • Fat Tire’s Tour de Fat Brings its Party to 33 Cities in 2017

    Fat Tire’s Tour de Fat Brings its Party to 33 Cities in 2017

    Tour de Fat is back this year and will be the biggest and boldest yet. The traveling philanthropic beer, music, and bike festival will kick off May 20th.The post Fat Tire’s Tour de Fat Brings its Party to 33 Cities in 2017 appeared first on CraftB…
    - 6 days ago Mar 22, 2017 -
  • 10 Craft Beer Festivals You Don’t Want to Miss in 2017

    10 Craft Beer Festivals You Don’t Want to Miss in 2017

    From festivals featuring world-class beer, to unique events highlighting food and beer, check out 10 craft beer festivals to add to your calendar this year.The post 10 Craft Beer Festivals You Don’t Want to Miss in 2017 appeared first on CraftBeer…
    - 7 days ago Mar 21, 2017 -
  • Real Ale: The Evolution of a Small Town Texas Brewery

    Real Ale: The Evolution of a Small Town Texas Brewery

    It hardly seems like it has been 20 years, yet time has certainly flown by for Real Ale Brewing Co. since the small town texas brewery first opened.The post Real Ale: The Evolution of a Small Town Texas Brewery appeared first on CraftBeer.com.
    - 7 days ago Mar 21, 2017 -
  • The Colorado Brewers Guild Announces Andres Gil Zaldana as New Executive Director

    The Colorado Brewers Guild Announces Andres Gil Zaldana as New Executive Director

    The Colorado Brewers Guild (CBG), announced today that Andres Gil Zaldana has joined the CBG as its executive director. The post The Colorado Brewers Guild Announces Andres Gil Zaldana as New Executive Director appeared first on CraftBeer.com.
    - 8 days ago Mar 20, 2017 -
  • Light and Refreshing, New Sesión Cerveza Mexican Style Lager is Pure Gold in a Bottle

    Light and Refreshing, New Sesión Cerveza Mexican Style Lager is Pure Gold in a Bottle

    Say “¡hola!” to Sesión Cerveza, the newest member of the Session family. At 4.5% ABV, new Sesión Cerveza Mexican Style Lager.The post Light and Refreshing, New Sesión Cerveza Mexican Style Lager is Pure Gold in a Bottle appeared first on Cra…
    - 8 days ago Mar 20, 2017 -
  • Heavy Seas Releasing TropiCannon & Loose Cannon in 12 oz Cans!

    Heavy Seas Releasing TropiCannon & Loose Cannon in 12 oz Cans!

    Heavy Seas Beer is releasing TropiCannon Citrus IPA, and flagship year-round IPA, Loose Cannon, in 12 oz cans.The post Heavy Seas Releasing TropiCannon & Loose Cannon in 12 oz Cans! appeared first on CraftBeer.com.
    - 8 days ago Mar 20, 2017 -

Braukaiser

  • Low Oxygen Brewing

    Low Oxygen Brewing

    In the past weeks two of my followers have pointed me to a paper released by the folks from the German Brewing Forum. That paper talks about low oxygen brewing and how very low oxygen levels (so low that even very … Continue reading →
    - Apr 30, 2016 -
  • Back to brewing?

    Back to brewing?

    I have been taking a noticeable leave of absence from brewing over the last few years. Once I was done with presenting at the Homebrew Conference in Philly I felt that I had been spending so much of my spare … Continue reading →
    - Feb 17, 2016 -
  • Wiki is up and running again

    Wiki is up and running again

    I finally fixed an issue I had after updating the wiki software. Now the Wiki is working again. Please let me know if you see issues like missing files or bad rendering.
    - Feb 5, 2015 -
  • Braukaiser Wiki is down

    Braukaiser Wiki is down

    It looks like I need to spend some time updating the Wiki engine used for Braukaiser.com. There is a bug that must have been exposed by environment changes my hosting provider did.
    - Jan 23, 2015 -
  • I’m Brewing Again

    I’m Brewing Again

    I updated the look of the Braukaiser blog and never posted again. Until now. After last year’s NHC and the work I did on yeast growth I just felt that I needed to take a break and take it easy … Continue reading →
    - Mar 18, 2014 -
  • New Look

    New Look

    I decided to change the theme of the blog once again. I wasn’t to happy with the old theme and it also had some formatting bugs. Furthermore it wasn’t too well supported. So I decided to go with one of … Continue reading →
    - Jul 7, 2013 -
  • Yeast Growth on Malt and Sugar

    Yeast Growth on Malt and Sugar

    Yet another experiment I did a while back. I wanted to see how yeast growth is affected by the ratio of malt extract and corn sugar. The motivation was not to find a way to save on the amount of … Continue reading →
    - Jul 7, 2013 -
  • Yeast Growth Over Roasted Malt Content in Starter Wort

    Yeast Growth Over Roasted Malt Content in Starter Wort

    This experiment accompanies Yeast Growth in Hopped Wort and it examines the effect that roasted malts have on yeast growth. I did this experiment about a month ago but haven’t found time to write about it until now. The result was … Continue rea…
    - Jul 1, 2013 -
  • Yeast Growth in Hopped Wort

    Yeast Growth in Hopped Wort

    In this experiment I looked at the influence that iso-alpha acids have on yeast growth. This was motivated by curiosity and the fact that there are a number of brewers, like me, who are using leftover wort from brewday for … Continue reading →
    - Jul 1, 2013 -
  • NHC 2013 presentation

    NHC 2013 presentation

    My presentation at the NHC today was very well received. Yeast growth in starters does interest a lot of brewers and I had a lot of new data to present. Now that I finished the presentation I can devote more … Continue reading →
    - Jun 29, 2013 -

Brew Dudes

  • Thoughts On The AB InBev Keurig Partnership

    Thoughts On The AB InBev Keurig Partnership

    Hey there – how are you doing? Mike had some thoughts about AB InBev Keurig partnership that he read about so we discuss them in this video. What’s Happening? So, as you probably know from homebrewing news sources such as ours, AB InBev has bough…
    - 27 days ago Mar 1, 2017 -
  • Solera Project Update 2 – The Latest

    Solera Project Update 2 – The Latest

    Hey there – Because a guy named Jonathan asked us on YouTube to provide an update on Mike’s Solera project, we give you this video and post. Here’s a spoiler alert. The update is not what you think it will be. Solera Update Details So the Soler…
    - 33 days ago Feb 23, 2017 -
  • 2017 Vienna Lager Brew Session Notes

    2017 Vienna Lager Brew Session Notes

    Hey Brew Dudes readers! Here is another post about a brew day. This time, it’s the 2017 edition of the Vienna Lager. Let’s take a look at the great brew day footage and learn from me on how I do my batch sparging, deal with cold propane tanks, an…
    - 41 days ago Feb 16, 2017 -
  • Brewing a Vanilla Coffee Stout With Lanna Coffee

    Brewing a Vanilla Coffee Stout With Lanna Coffee

    Hello again. Since we last posted, I brewed a beer and we are tasting this Vanilla Coffee Stout in the video below. Although it sounds like a well planned out and complicated beer, it started simply. I was only trying to brew a beer with coffee from…
    - 45 days ago Feb 12, 2017 -
  • Brew Dudes Homebrew Swap – Exchange 15

    Brew Dudes Homebrew Swap – Exchange 15

    Hi there – it’s time for another homebrew swap with your buddies, these Brew Dudes. This week, we are tasting beers from a guy named Jaime from CT, USA. He sent us a couple of beers – an American IPA and an American Dark Lager. As homebrew beer…
    - 55 days ago Feb 2, 2017 -
  • Brew Dudes Homebrew Swap Exchange 14

    Brew Dudes Homebrew Swap Exchange 14

    This week Jason from Ohio sends us in to two amazing stouts. One of which won first place at the Ohio State Fair! Both stouts were amazing simply sitting in their glasses. The aroma from the glasses was super prominent. The Jamaican Blue Mountain Cof…
    - 62 days ago Jan 25, 2017 -
  • Something a Little Different – Food Community

    Something a Little Different – Food Community

    Hey gang – It’s John here. Thanks for reading our blog. It’s been a great run. We’re coming up on 10 years of putting out great information for you out of our sheer interest and desire to connect but things are getting expensive so this is a…
    - 75 days ago Jan 13, 2017 -
  • Waimea SMASH Beer Tasting

    Waimea SMASH Beer Tasting

    Waimea SMASH beer!!! John keeps rolling along with grinding out great SMASH beers for us to explore these hops. Waimea hops were part of our online voting poll that didn’t make the early cut. NO LONGER!!! Waimea SMASH Beer coming at you! Check it o…
    - 76 days ago Jan 12, 2017 -
  • Russian Imperial Stout Tasting

    Russian Imperial Stout Tasting

    This week John brings out a nearly two year old Russian Imperial Stout. He has two version of the beer. So we pour them both side by side and put my palate to the test. October of 2015 we first time for this Russian Imperial Stout Tasting. It was goo…
    - 83 days ago Jan 5, 2017 -
  • Brew Dudes 2016 Year End Review

    Brew Dudes 2016 Year End Review

    Last video of the year!!! This week we hit some highlights for us from 2016. Beer, Mead and Cider we hit them all this year. Some of the bigger accomplishments caught on camera this year were: More SMaSH brews with the latest hops on the market. John…
    - 89 days ago Dec 29, 2016 -

Brew Geeks

  • Our Most Popular Guides

    Our Most Popular Guides

    Get More Aroma With Dry Hopping Hops are added in the last 10 minutes of the boil to contribute less to bitterness and more to aroma but many of these oils are boiled off in the proce…
    - Feb 9, 2016 -
  • Blowoff Tubes!

    Blowoff Tubes!

    I brewed back-to-back 10 gallon batches last Tuesday and here's a shot of the carboys as I was cleaning up.  I didn't end up using the fermentation chambers this time since it's pretty cool in the basement.  It was a long day that started around 9:…
    - Nov 29, 2015 -
  • BIAB Winch
    Why do you need a winch to hoist the bag after the mash is complete?  Well, you don't NEED one, but it certainly helps!I was asked to post a few pics of the winch I use and thought a short video would be better instead.   It will set you back aroun…
    - Nov 29, 2015 -
  • Etekcity Digital PH Meter

    Etekcity Digital PH Meter

    I picked up one of these PH meters from amazon for $8.15 with free shipping today. I'm not sure why it's so cheap right now, but the reviews seem good enough and I like this idea better than reading paper strips!  Looks like the color of the one the…
    - Sep 25, 2015 -
  • Hoppy Belgian-Style Pale Ale

    Hoppy Belgian-Style Pale Ale

    Ballast Point released another entry in their "Homework" series.  This time it's a Belgian-Style Pale Ale.  Looks like all of the ingredients are readily available too, except perhaps the Acidulated malt.  I believe that one imparts a sour flavor.…
    - Aug 24, 2015 -
  • Beers and Beards BIAB Rig

    Beers and Beards BIAB Rig

    Sometimes you just need a girlfriend who will design, weld, and paint a brew stand, then surprise you with it as a Christmas present!  I know, you don't think she exists, but you're wrong. That's exactly what Megan did for her boyfriend Evan and she…
    - Jul 9, 2015 -
  • We spun a cocoon and emerged a brewterfly!

    We spun a cocoon and emerged a brewterfly!

    In other words, we updated the site recently!   Aside from new colors, the main difference you'll notice is the site should now look great on every one of your devices.  Whether on a desktop, widescreen laptop or a tablet in portrait or landscape…
    - Jun 30, 2015 -
  • 10 Gallons of Wheat Ale

    10 Gallons of Wheat Ale

    I brewed a wheat ale today and it's a little different than my house recipe that calls for flaked wheat. Instead, I used 5lbs of white wheat malt and also the Saf-06 wheat ale yeast to add some additional wheat character.  Another twist is the addit…
    - Jun 14, 2015 -
  • Russian Imperial Stout
    Andy's Dad started homebrewing a few months ago and one of his first beers was a Russian Imperial Stout.  While I can't vouch for the flavor or aroma, I can say without doubt that the video Andy shot will make you want to try it!!Cheers to Andy and…
    - Jun 10, 2015 -
  • Welcome to BrewGeeks!

    Welcome to BrewGeeks!

    Okay, so it's been quite a while since I've posted anything so that means...you guessed it, we're lame! There will come a time when I'll find more kickass homebrew projects to showcase but in the meantime, have a look around! [...]
    - Oct 29, 2013 -

Basic Brewing Video

Smoked ESB - Basic Brewing Video - March 6, 2017

- 22 days ago Mar 6, 2017 -
Sorghum Belgian-Style Ale - Basic Brewing Video - February 20, 2017

- 36 days ago Feb 20, 2017 -
Plain, Coconut, and Mole Porters - Basic Brewing Video - January 6, 2017

- 81 days ago Jan 6, 2017 -
Steve's Brew Shop - Basic Brewing Video - December 5, 2016

- Dec 5, 2016 -
Fruity Tart 100% Rye Session Ales - Basic Brewing Video - October 31, 2016

- Oct 31, 2016 -
How to Bottle Small Batches - Basic Brewing Video - September 30, 2016

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BN: Sunday Session

  • The Session 03-27-17 Basqueland Brewing Project
    This week The Session welcomes Basqueland Brewing Project from Spain to the show. We talk with brewer Ben Matz about the burgeoning Craft Beer seen in the region and how his brewery fits in the market. Ben tells us about the challenges of producing a…
    - 2 days ago Mar 27, 2017 -
  • The Session 03-13-17 Insight Brewing
    Today on The Session, we welcome Ilan from Insight Brewing in Minneapolis! Ilan seems like one of those brewers who already had a lifetime of brewing experience before he started Insight, traveling the world and brewing at some amazing places. We cha…
    - 16 days ago Mar 13, 2017 -
  • The Session 03-06-17 Full Circle Brewing
    Mike Sumaya came out from Full Circle Brewing in Fresno to talk about the emerging beer culture in California's 5th largest city. He brought two beers with him - one was an Imperial Stout with cold brewed coffee added to it, and the other was his ve…
    - 23 days ago Mar 6, 2017 -
  • The Session 02-27-17 Brulosophy Returns
    The Session welcomes back Marshall Schott from the insanely popular Brulosophy blog! Normally, he sends us one beer to try on the show, but this time he fired out two, which is great for us because we get extra beer. One was part of his Hop Chronicle…
    - 30 days ago Feb 27, 2017 -
  • The Session 02-13-17 Beachwood Brewing
    Julian Shrago from Beachwood Brewing joins us live on The Session this week! Julian makes some of the best beers in the country, as evidenced by his many awards, including Best Large Brewpub in the world at the 2016 World Beer Cup. Julian will be in-…
    - 44 days ago Feb 13, 2017 -
  • The Session 02-06-17 Barley Forge OC Mashups
    Join us this week on The Session as we welcome Barley Forge Brewing Company and their partner in crime, the OC Mashups Homebrew Club from Orange County, California. We are joined by Barley Forge Operations Manger Sean O'Shea and OC Mashups COO, Kyle…
    - 51 days ago Feb 6, 2017 -
  • The Session 01-30-17 Jester King Brewery
    The Session welcomes Jester King Brewery back to the show! We haven't had time to catch up with Jester King since their first appearance back in 2013. They are an authentic farmhouse brewery committed to mixed culture and spontaneous fermentation. Fo…
    - 58 days ago Jan 30, 2017 -
  • The Session 01-16-17 Ol Republic Brewing
    Simon Olney from Ol Republic Brewing joins us on The Session to talk about their wonderful Continental Style beers. Located in Nevada City, CA. these guys are brewing amazing examples of traditional UK and German style beers that have won several awa…
    - 72 days ago Jan 16, 2017 -
  • The Session 01-10-17 Founders Brewing
    The folks from Founders joined us in the studio for some Midwest beer talk! We only had a small amount of time with them tonight, so we jumped right in and pushed Feedback to the end of the show. Founder Dave Engbers, Curriculum Coordinator Mike Wi…
    - 78 days ago Jan 10, 2017 -
  • The Session 12-19-16 A BN Collaboration
    We dropped our usual Christmas show in favor of some homebrew education! Jamil came down from Heretic and joined Alex from Fieldwork and Beardy as we sat around talking about collaboration brews. Mainly what the process is when commercial brewers p…
    - Dec 19, 2016 -
  • The Session 12-09-16 21st Amendment Brewery
    The great Shaun "Sully" O'Sullivan from the 21st Amendment Brewery returns to The Session to let us know what's happening in the world of 21A. The Brewcasters get reacquainted with Sully as he describes his latest creations; El Sully, Blah Blah Blah…
    - Dec 12, 2016 -
  • The Session 12-12-16 Wildcard Brewing Company
    Jeff Hansen, COO and Co-Founder of Wildcard Brewing Company, and Head Brewery Andy Crocker, join us on The Session this week. Located in Redding, CA. Wildcard is one of Northern California's newest breweries. Jeff and Andy tell us about their brewing…
    - Dec 12, 2016 -
  • The Session 11-21-16 Brulosophy Triangle Test
    Marshal Schott from Brulosophy is back again with another blind triangle test for The Brewcasters. This time Marshall has been very secretive with us so we are not influenced in our blind tasting with too much information. Listen in and see how we do…
    - Nov 21, 2016 -
  • The Session 11-14-16 Flat Tail Brewing Co.
    This week on The Session we welcome Dave Marliave from Flat Tail Brewing Company back to the studio to talk about his latest crazy project. Dave and his friends decided to to take a motorcycle ride for six days on the Oregon Back Country Discovery Ro…
    - Nov 14, 2016 -
  • The Session 11-07-16 Akasha Brewing Co.
    This week on The Session we are joined by co-founder and brewmaster Dave Padden from Akasha Brewing Company in Sydney, Australia. Dave made the trek over to the states to be in studio and bring us some fresh beer from Oz. Listen in as we talk hops, b…
    - Nov 7, 2016 -
  • The Session 10-17-16 Altamont Beer Works
    The Session is back this week with Altamont Beer Works from Livermore, CA. Owner and brewer Steve Satori and his Lead Brewer Chris Norberg, along with their new brewer Anna, all join the show to talk about their passion for simple and clean, hop forw…
    - Oct 17, 2016 -
  • The Session 10-10-16 Almanac Brewing
    We welcome local brewery Almanac to The Session, finally! These guys have been turning out some great beers since 2010, and they show no signs of stopping. Jesse Friedman, who is one of the co-founders, and Phil The Barrel Guy made the journey - al…
    - Oct 10, 2016 -
  • The Session 10-03-16 Le Castor
    Daniel Addey-Jibb, co-owner and brewer at Le Castor joins us for The Session on this episode. Located about 40 minutes outside of Montreal, Quebec, Dan and his team brew some really amazing farmhouse beers for those lucky enough to find them. Many…
    - Oct 3, 2016 -
  • The Session 09-26-16 Breakwater and Pohjala Brewing
    It's a weird show today, folks! A great, weird, wonderful show - our longtime friend Phil Lowry came all the way out from England to chat with us about what's going on in the beer scene across the world. Phil has been in the industry for around 20…
    - Sep 26, 2016 -
  • The Session 09-12-16 Shady Oak Barrel House
    Long-time listener and ultimate winner of our long-lamented television show B.Y.O.B. TV, Steve Doty, is our guest for this episode of The Session. In 2014, Steve opened Shady Oak Barrel House in Santa Rosa, and has been producing some of the most sou…
    - Sep 12, 2016 -
  • The Session 09-05-16 The Fieldwork Brewing Co.
    The fellas from Fieldwork Brewing out of Berkeley, CA came by the studio to chat about what makes their beers so damn good! Head brewer Alex gave us more than a little information on brewing beers with hardly any specialty malts and how to focus tho…
    - Sep 5, 2016 -
  • The Session 08-22-16 The Ale Apothecary
    This week on The Session we welcome The Ale Apothecary from Bend, OR. Paul Arney, Founder and Brewmaster, joins us to talk about his cottage brewery in the hills, and the very unique style of brewing that he employs. The brewery is built on his own p…
    - Aug 22, 2016 -
  • The Session 08-15-16 Pelican Brewing Co
    This week on The Session we welcome Brewmaster Darron Welch and Sales Manager Ryan Lishka from Pelican Brewing Company in Pacific City, OR. Tune in and learn about the diverse beers at Pelican and how they view the beers as complimentary to foods, mo…
    - Aug 15, 2016 -
  • The Session 08-08-16 Berryessa Brewing Co
    This week on The Session we welcome Berryessa Brewing Company to the studio to talk about their wonderfully dry and flavorful craft beer. Brewmaster Chris Miller and Sales Director Doug Walker come in and share a variety of their beers, from a clean…
    - Aug 8, 2016 -
  • The Session 07-25-16 Turbid Mashing
    This week on The Session we welcome two great homebrewers from D.O.Z.E. to teach about turbid mashing. Matt Sager and Vinnie Delucchi conducted a brewing experiment to determine if going through the lengthy steps of a turbid mash are worth the result…
    - Jul 25, 2016 -
  • The Session 07-18-16 Austmann Brewing
    The Session welcomes Austmann Brewing from Trondhiem, Norway to the show. Beau Schiner, an American expat brews for Austmann and shares his experience coming up as a homebrewer turned pro in Norway, ant talks about the unique brewing experience of a…
    - Jul 18, 2016 -
  • The Session 07-11-16 Riot Beer and King Harbor
    This week on The Session we welcome back the great Adam Corolla to the show as he teams up with King Harbor Brewing in Redondo Beach, CA. to brew an IPA called Endless Rant IPA. Tune in and learn how the beer came about as you also hear from King Har…
    - Jul 11, 2016 -
  • The Session 06-27-16 Highwater Brewing Co.
    The Session is back this week to welcome Steve and Barri Altimari from Highwater Brewing Company to the show. Steve and Barri have been in the industry for years around the San Francisco Bay Area and have really made a mark with their unique style of…
    - Jun 27, 2016 -
  • The Session 06-20-16 Bagby Beer
    Jeff Bagby of Bagby Beer Co. joins The Session this week to talk about his award winning beer from Oceanside, CA. Jeff has been making killer beer in the industry for years and, after a very successful stint at Pizza Port Brewing Co, opened his own b…
    - Jun 22, 2016 -
  • The Session 06-13-16 Beavertown
    The Session welcomes Logan Plant, founder of Beavertown Brewery in the UK, to the show. Logan talks about is unique beer, his influences and why he got into craft beer.
    - Jun 15, 2016 -
  • The Session 05-25-16 Brulosophy Returns
    The man behind Brulosophy is back tonight! Marshall Schott joins us for more homebrew exbeeriments, and another in-studio tasting. After being off for two weeks we have a good chunk of feedback to wade through, and Tasty leaves us rolling on the fl…
    - May 26, 2016 -
  • The Session 05-09-16 Bronzed Brews
    On this episode of The Session we welcome Australian homebrewer turned author, Peter Symons, to the show. Peter spent the last four years researching and writing his new book, Bronzed Brews, Home Brewing Old Australian Ales. Peter walks us through hi…
    - May 13, 2016 -
  • The Session 05-02-16 Homebrew All Stars
    Our two favorite homebrewing kooks, Drew Beechum and Denny Conn, join us as we talk about their new book, "Homebrew All-Stars". Not only is it a book with recipes from some amazing homebrewers, but Denny and Drew break down personalities of homebrew…
    - May 3, 2016 -
  • The Session 04-25-16 Rhinegeist Brewery
    This week The Session welcomes Rhinegeist Brewery to the show to talk about their style of brewing from Cincinnati, Ohio. Learn about their take on hoppy beers, new trends in brewing styles, techniques and more. We also do a little beer news and disc…
    - Apr 27, 2016 -
  • The Session 04-11-16 Enzymes With Colin Kaminski
    This week on The Session our favorite Mad Scientist Colin Kaminski from Downtown Joe's in Napa, California hit the studio to let us in on a few different projects he has been working on in the brewery. We started by discussing the addition of Alpha…
    - Apr 11, 2016 -
  • The Session 04-04-16 Eagle Rock Brewery
    This week on The Session we welcome Eagle Rock Brewery from Los Angeles to the studio. We hear from Co-Founder Jeremy Raub, Barrel Master Lee Bakofsky and Head BRewer Eric Garcia about the growth of Eagle Rock, how they built their brewery from dairy…
    - Apr 4, 2016 -
  • The Session 03-21-16 Brewers By The Bay
    Join us tonight on The Session as we welcome filmmaker Jared Stutts and Brewmaster Brenden Dobel to the show to talk about their upcoming release, Brewers By The Bay. The movie documents the history of craft beer in San Francisco. We also welcome Ju…
    - Mar 21, 2016 -
  • The Session 03-14-16 Seven Stills Brewery Distillery
    The Session welcomes Seven Still Brewery and Distillery to the studio this week to talk about their unique brand of distilled spirits. Listen in as we learn about how they use craft beer to make artisan spirits. Also, we get a special surprise with t…
    - Mar 14, 2016 -
  • The Session 02-22-16 Pizza Port Brewing
    The Session is back this week with Pizza Port Brewing Company Director of Brewing, Sean Farrell. Listen in as we learn about one of the most award winning breweries in the U.S. and what makes their beers to great and successful in competitions.
    - Feb 22, 2016 -
  • The Session 02-01-16 Brülosophy
    This week on The Session, we welcome the homebrew scientists from Brülosophy. The Brewcasters speak with Marshall Schott about the beer experiments he carries out, which are much like a Mythbusters for homebrewers, getting to the bottom of common mi…
    - Feb 1, 2016 -
  • The Session 01-25-16 Hopocalypse
    The Session welcomes Drake's Brewing Company Brewmaster John Gillooly to the studio tonight to talk about their latest release, 2016 Hopocalypse. This beer has become a cult favorite among hop heads and we'll be tasting and discussing 4 variations on…
    - Jan 25, 2016 -
  • The Session 01-18-16 Dan Gordon and Dr. Bamforth
    The great Dan Gordon of Gordon Biersch Brewing Company is back on The Session this week, and this time he is joined by the legendary Dr. Charles Bamforth of the UC Davis Brewing Science Program! Join us as two great brewing minds discuss the latest i…
    - Jan 18, 2016 -
  • The Session 01-11-16 Women in Beer
    This week The Session welcomes the wonderful women of Grisette Nouveaux and the Pink Boots Society to discuss women in beer and diversity in brewing. We will be discussing homebrewing, pro brewing and opportunities for women in brewing.
    - Jan 11, 2016 -
  • The Session 12-21-15 Christmas Show 2015
    It's that time of year when the BN unwinds and celebrates a little with our annual Christmas show. This year, JP takes the helm as Justin is out sick. Tune in as the crew finishes up the runner-up Brewcaster Challenge between JP and Moscow, as well a…
    - Dec 21, 2015 -
  • The Session 12-14-15 White Labs
    This Monday, the grand return of Chris White and the White Labs team is upon us! Chris and Mike White, along with Analytical Manager, Kara Taylor, will be in the studio for The Session to discuss yeast, fermentation and all the new developments at Wh…
    - Dec 14, 2015 -
  • The Session 12-07-15 Craft Beer Marketing
    The Session welcomes Craft Beer marketing expert, and author of Craft Beer Marketing and Distribution - Brace for SKUMeggedon, Mark Colburn to the show to discuss how you can take your homebrew to the next level by becoming a successful professional…
    - Dec 7, 2015 -
  • The Session 11-23-15 Hop Selection and Quality
    Hops are still one of the most important ways to add a unique signature and complexity to a beer. Unfortunately hops are also one of the most variable ingredients, especially in the homebrew supply channels. Unlike craft brewers, the homebrewer is…
    - Nov 23, 2015 -
  • The Session 11-09-15 Moylan's Derek Smith
    This week, fresh off a GABF silver for his Dry Stout, Moylan's Brewing Company brewmaster Derek Smith joins The Session to cover the Strong Pale Ale he made in collaboration with Brewcaster Nate.
    - Nov 9, 2015 -
  • The Session 11-02-15 Faster Brewing Techniques
    The Session welcomes old friend Chris Graham of MoreBeer back to the studio to discuss techniques and equipment that will help your brew day become more efficient and help you brew better beer faster.
    - Nov 2, 2015 -
  • The Session 10-19-15 Central Coast Brewing
    This week The Session welcomes Central Coast Brewing Company in San Luis Obispo, CA. They won a gold medal for their Pale Ale in one of the most crowded categories at this year's Great American Beer Festival, so you know this brewery is really at the…
    - Oct 19, 2015 -
  • The Session 10-12-15 Scratchtown Brewing
    The Session welcomes Scratchtown Brewing Company founders Caleb Pollard and Mike Kilmek to the show. Tune in to find out how this two year old craft brewery is surviving and thriving making great beer for the tiny town of Ord, Nebraska.
    - Oct 12, 2015 -
  • The Session 10-05-15 Creature Comforts Brewing
    This week the Brewcasters are joined by the crew from Creature Comforts Brewing Company. When this gem of a brewery from Athens, Georgia isn't making some of the best beer in the south, they're working to change some of their home state's restrictive…
    - Oct 5, 2015 -
  • The Session 09-28-15 GABF Winners 2015
    The Brewcasters return from Denver and The Session is back on the air! Tune in as some of the 2015 Great American Beer Festival's biggest medal winners join the show to spill some of the secrets of their success. This episode also features this week'…
    - Sep 28, 2015 -
  • The Session 09-21-15 Best of The Session
    This week, it's the best of The Session! Tune in for the most memorable, informative, and funny moments from the first nine months of what has been a great 2015 thus far. You'll hear Brewcaster near-death experiences, in-depth conversations with cont…
    - Sep 21, 2015 -
  • The Session 09-14-15 El Segundo Brewing Company
    El Segundo Brewing Company was created out of a love for beer. Well, hoppy beer at least. Rob Croxall, proprietor and brewer, was a longtime aerospace finance guy who left a cushy corporate job to risk it all on craft beer. Why? Tune in and find out…
    - Sep 15, 2015 -

BN: Brew Strong

  • Brew Strong: Blichmann Experiments 02-27-17
    Homebrewing beer.John Blichmann from Blichmann Engineering is back in-studio with Jamil and John Palmer this week to talk about his latest brewing experiments. One major experiment John conducted was to test his fermentation vessels under fermentatio…
    - 30 days ago Feb 27, 2017 -
  • Brew Strong: Storing Ingredients 02-13-17
    Homebrewing beer. In this episode of Brew Strong, Jamil and John Palmer discuss the storage of brewing ingredients. Since there are more than just the traditional four ingredients used in craft beer today, the guys tackle things like brewing salts, c…
    - 44 days ago Feb 13, 2017 -
  • Brew Strong: Q and A Show 01-30-17
    Homebrewing beer. Jamil and John Palmer are back this week to answer your burning questions about brewing. They tackle more yeast questions this week and dive into all things beer. Tune in to catch it all and remember, you can always send in your own…
    - 58 days ago Jan 30, 2017 -
  • Brew Strong: Canning 01-16-17
    Homebrewing beer. Diving back into the pro brewing side, Brew Strong discusses canning craft beer on this episode. Jamil recently started canning his beers at Heretic Brewing Company and shares his experience in the product, the packaging and the pro…
    - 72 days ago Jan 16, 2017 -
  • Brew Strong: Yeast and Fermentation 12-19-16
    Homebrewing beer. Several interesting questions this week about combining ale and lager fermentations, off-flavors in an IPA and what happens to the yeast and the beer when you cold crash after fermentation. Malcolm Frazer joins us to provide unique…
    - 100 days ago Dec 19, 2016 -
  • Brew Strong: Decoction Show 12-05-16
    Homebrewing beer. Malcolm Frazer of Brulosophy joins us to talk about a recent exbeeriment they conducted comparing beer flavor between decoction mashing and single infusion mashing of a German Pilsner recipe. Decoction is a age-old technique for ach…
    - Dec 5, 2016 -
  • Brew Strong: Q and A 11-28-16
    Homebrewing beer. Jamil and John Palmer get through more listener emails this week to help you get more of your craft beer and homebrewing questions answered! They take questions on all things brewing and get you the answers you need to make better b…
    - Nov 28, 2016 -
  • Brew Strong: Cask Ales 11-07-16
    Homebrewing beer. In this episode of Brew Strong, our hosts discuss the details of preparing and serving cask ales. Cask ales differ from regular ales primarily by the manner in which they are served, that is, they are poured with low carbonation tha…
    - Nov 17, 2016 -
  • Brew Strong: Yeast Esters 10-24-16
    Homebrewing beer. In this episode of Brew Strong, Jamil and John Palmer take more of your listener questions and get to the bottom of all things brewing. They take questions about the Lamotte Test Kits and ion testing resolution, off-flavors in a Pal…
    - Oct 24, 2016 -
  • Brew Strong: Yeast Esters 10-10-16
    Homebrewing beer. In this episode of Brew Strong, our heroes take a show suggestion from a listener and delve into the origins and control of esters in beer. Esters are a metabolic byproduct that are formed by the yeast during growth when they need…
    - Oct 10, 2016 -
  • Brew Strong: Q and A 09-26-16
    Homebrewing beer. Jamil and John Palmer get through more listener emails this week to help you get more of your craft beer and homebrewing questions answered! They take questions on all things brewing and get you the answers you need to make better…
    - Sep 26, 2016 -
  • Brew Strong: Hop Oils 09-12-16
    Homebrewing beer. In this episode of Brew Strong Jamil and John discuss some of the latest information on Hop Oils, Hop Bitterness, and Dry Hopping. Bitterness is now known to be composed of not just isomerized alpha acid, but also oxidized alpha an…
    - Sep 12, 2016 -
  • Brew Strong: Q and A 09-26-16
    Homebrewing beer. Jamil and John Palmer get through more listener emails this week to help you get more of your craft beer and homebrewing questions answered! They take questions on all things brewing and get you the answers you need to make better b…
    - Sep 12, 2016 -
  • Brew Strong: Q and A 08-15-16
    Homebrewing beer. Jamil and John Palmer continue pouring through listener emails this week to help listeners get more of their craft beer and homebrewing questions answered! They take questions on all things brewing and get you the answers you need t…
    - Aug 15, 2016 -
  • Brew Strong: Q and A 08-01-16
    Homebrewing beer. Jamil and John Palmer are back this week to help listeners get more of their craft beer and homebrewing questions answered! They take questions on all things brewing and cut to the chase about the many topics we cover on The Brewing…
    - Aug 1, 2016 -
  • Brew Strong: Q and A 07-18-16
    Homebrewing beer. Jamil and John Palmer are back this week to help listeners get their craft beer and homebrewing questions answered! They take questions on all things brewing and cut to the chase about the many topics we cover on The Brewing Network…
    - Jul 18, 2016 -
  • Brew Strong: Q and A 07-04-16
    Homebrewing beer. Jamil and John Palmer are back this week to help listeners get their craft beer and homebrewing questions answered! They take questions on all things brewing and cut to the chase about the many topics we cover on The Brewing Network…
    - Jul 4, 2016 -
  • Brew Strong: Q and A 06-20-16
    Homebrewing beer. Jamil and John Palmer are back this week to help listeners get their craft beer and homebrewing questions answered! They take questions on all things brewing and cut to the chase about the many topics we cover on The Brewing Network…
    - Jun 20, 2016 -
  • Brew Strong: Thermal Load 06-06-16
    Homebrewing beer. This week our heroes discuss the effect of thermal load on beer flavor stability. What is thermal load? Basically it is the quantification of boil time and boil intensity on the wort, but the type of malts used in the wort can contr…
    - Jun 6, 2016 -
  • Brew Strong: Brewing Q and A 05-23-16
    Homebrewing beer. Jamil and John Palmer are back this week to help listeners get their craft beer and homebrewing questions answered! They take questions on all things brewing and cut to the chase about the many topics we cover on The Brewing Network…
    - May 23, 2016 -
  • Brew Strong: Yeast Q and A 05-09-16
    Homebrewing beer. Jamil and John Palmer take listener questions about every brewers most important tool; yeast! As the co-author of Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation, Jamil really knows how to use this tricky little creature to make you…
    - May 9, 2016 -
  • Brew Strong: Yeast Management 04-25-16
    Homebrewing beer. Jamil and John Palmer talk about yeast management in this episode of Brew Strong. Jamil has been a master of yeast since long before he started on The Brewing Network and has been singing the praises of proper yeast management for o…
    - Apr 25, 2016 -
  • Brew Strong: Ph Q and A 04-11-16
    Homebrewing beer. In this episode of Brew Strong, Jamil, John Palmer, and John Blichmann, from Blichmann Engineering, discuss Ph in your beer and homebrew. Tune in and learn about the different aspects of the brewing process and ingredients that affe…
    - Apr 11, 2016 -
  • Brew Strong: Triple Mashing 03-28-16
    Homebrewing beer. On this episode of Brew Strong, John Blichmann from Blichmann Engineering is back to talk to Jamil and John Palmer about his experiment with triple mashing. John discusses the numbers and process of triple mashing your homebrew and…
    - Mar 28, 2016 -
  • Brew Strong: Foam 03-14-16
    Homebrewing beer. In this episode of Brew Strong, Jamil and John Palmer discuss beer foam. You know, bubbles! They're also joined by our favorite engineer, John Blichmann of Blichmann Engineering. Listen in as the guys discuss the science of beer foa…
    - Mar 14, 2016 -
  • Brew Strong: Whirlpool 02-29-16
    Homebrewing beer. In this episode of Brew Strong, Jamil and John Palmer discuss the specifics and science of whirlpooling. This age old technique still has it's purpose in brewing, and with new technology and hop addition techniques, it's more import…
    - Feb 29, 2016 -
  • Brew Strong: Water Testing 02-15-16
    Homebrewing beer. In this episode of Brew Strong, Jamil and John Palmer welcome Ernie Rector from LaMotte BrewLab to talk about water testing at home. The team covers what to test, how to test it, how accurate you can be at home and much more. Learn…
    - Jan 21, 2016 -
  • Brew Strong: Blichmann Engineering 01-21-16
    Homebrewing beer. John Blichmann of Blichmann Engineering is back in the studio this week to take listener questions about Blichmann gear, brewing equipment and the brewing process. Learn from three of the best minds in brewing as Jamil and John Palm…
    - Jan 21, 2016 -
  • Brew Strong: Blichmann Engineering 01-18-16
    Homebrewing beer. Long time friend of the show from Blichmann Engineering, John Blichmann, joins Jamil and John in-studio to talk about brewing equipment. With so many options on the market, and so many questions from listeners about which equipment…
    - Jan 18, 2016 -
  • Brew Strong: Homebrew vs. Pro Brew 12-21-15
    Homebrewing beer. In this episode of Brew Strong, Jamil and John Palmer discuss the differences in brewing process from homebrewers to pro brewers. Learn about why pro brewers brew the way they do, and how that differs from homebrewers. From grain mi…
    - Dec 21, 2015 -
  • Brew Strong: Mead Questions 12-08-15
    Homebrewing beer. In this episode of Brew Strong, Jamil and John Palmer are joined by Michael Fairbrother of Moonlight Meadery to tackle listener questions on all things mead. Tune and and listen to one of Americas best meadmakers talk about the nuan…
    - Dec 8, 2015 -
  • Brew Strong: Moonlight Meadery 11-11-15
    Homebrewing beer. Michael Fairbrother from Moonlight Meadery join Jamil and John on this episode of Brew Strong. They guys talk about mead, braggot, melomel and more as they teach you about the different types of mead, how to make them and what you c…
    - Nov 11, 2015 -
  • Brew Strong: Judging at GABF 10-26-15
    Homebrewing beer. In this episode of Brew Strong, Jamil and John Palmer discuss judging, and how to become a judge, at the Great American Beer Festival. Both have been judges at the GABF, one of the large professional brewing competitions in the worl…
    - Oct 26, 2015 -
  • Brew Strong: Listener Q and A 10-20-15
    Homebrewing beer. Jamil and John Palmer are back this week with an all new episode of Brew Strong. This time the guys take on listener questions about all things craft beer and homebrewing. Tune in and learn about various aspects of the brewing proce…
    - Oct 20, 2015 -
  • Brew Strong: Listener Q and A 09-15-15
    Homebrewing beer. Jamil and John Palmer are back this week with an all new episode of Brew Strong. This time the guys take on listener questions about all things craft beer and homebrewing. Tune in and learn about various aspects of the brewing proce…
    - Sep 15, 2015 -
  • Brew Strong: Beer Clarity Q and A 08-24-15
    Homebrewing beer. In this follow up to the Beer Clarity show last week, Jamil and John Palmer take listener questions on all things clear beer. Tune in and learn about best practices to get clarity in your homebrew.
    - Aug 24, 2015 -
  • Brew Strong: Beer Clarity 08-18-15
    Homebrewing beer.In this episode of Brew Strong, Jamil and John palmer discuss beer clarity and how to achieve it in your beer. JP also joins the show, along with Clear Beer Draught System founder William Broderick, to talk about his testing of the C…
    - Aug 18, 2015 -
  • Brew Strong: Fruit Beer 07-20-15
    Homebrewing beer.In this episode of Brew Strong, Jamil and John Palmer take listener questions regarding all things fruit beer. Learn about the different ways to add fruit to your beer, how to get the most out of the additions, and what types of frui…
    - Jul 20, 2015 -
  • Brew Strong: Measurements 07-06-15
    Homebrewing beer. In this episode of Brew Strong, Jamil and John Palmer discuss all aspects of taking accurate measurements in the brewing process. Learn about different techniques, equipment and formulas to make sure you are accurately and consisten…
    - Jul 6, 2015 -
  • Brew Strong: NHC 2015 Part 2 06-22-15
    Homebrewing beer. Day 2 of Brew Strong's return to the National Homebrewers Conference as Jamil and John Palmer broadcast live from the floor of the Homebrew Expo. Listen in and hear AHA Director Gary Glass discuss this year's conference, as well as…
    - Jun 22, 2015 -
  • Brew Strong: NHC 2015 Part 1 06-08-15
    Homebrewing beer. Brew Strong returns to the National Homebrewers Conference once again as Jamil and John Palmer broadcast live from the floor of the Homebrew Expo. Tune in and hear from John Blichmann about the new BrewEasy system, how what happens…
    - Jun 8, 2015 -
  • Brew Strong: Mash Time Part 2 05-25-15
    Homebrewing beer. On part two of Mash Times on Brew Strong, Jamil and John Palmer continue to dive into the controversial topic of mash times. There are lots of so-called standards thrown out in the web and in books. Here, John weeds through the rese…
    - May 25, 2015 -
  • Brew Strong: Mash Time Part 1 05-11-15
    Homebrewing beer. On this episode of Brew Strong, Jamil and John Palmer dive into the controversial topic of mash times. There are lots of so-called standards thrown out in the web and in books. Here, John weeds through the research and presents a su…
    - May 11, 2015 -
  • Brew Strong: Parti-Gyle Brewing 04-27-15
    Homebrewing beer. Jamil and John welcome their old friend Neil Spake back to the show to teach us traditional Parti-Gyle brewing techniques. Neil has been all over the UK to learn from the greats like Fullers, on how Parti-Gyle brewing is done the ol…
    - Apr 27, 2015 -
  • Brew Strong: Pro Q and A 04-13-15
    Homebrewing beer. In this episode of Brew Strong, Jamil and John Palmer answer questions about pro brewing from listeners.
    - Apr 13, 2015 -
  • Brew Strong: Pro Advice 03-16-15
    Homebrewing beer. Jamil is joined once again by guest host Ken Anthony of Sacramento's Device Brewing Company on this episode of Brew Strong. Tune in as the guys discuss the etiquette of approaching professional brewers for advice, and learn how to b…
    - Mar 16, 2015 -
  • Brew Strong: Brewery Pests 03-02-15
    Homebrewing beer. On this episode of Brew Strong, Jamil and guest host Ken Anthony of Sacramento's Device Brewing Company discuss tips and tricks for keeping rodents and pests out of your brewery. A clean brewery means clean beer, so tune in and lear…
    - Mar 2, 2015 -
  • Brew Strong: Q and A Going Pro 02-16-15
    Homebrewing beer. This week on Brew Strong, Jamil and John answer another round listener questions on going pro.
    - Feb 16, 2015 -
  • Brew Strong: Q and A Odd Questions 02-02-15
    Homebrewing beer. This week on a very special episode of Brew Strong, Jamil and John address all of the odd and weird questions that have made their way to the Brew Strong inbox over the years.
    - Feb 2, 2015 -
  • Brew Strong: Q and A Carbonation 01-19-15
    Homebrewing beer. This week on Brew Strong, Jamil and John answer a wide range of listener questions on carbonation.
    - Jan 19, 2015 -
  • Brew Strong: Q and A Stout 01-05-15
    Homebrewing beer. On this episode of Brew Strong, Jamil and John answer listener questions on anything and everything Stout.
    - Jan 5, 2015 -
  • Brew Strong: Q and A Mash Efficiency 12-22-14
    Homebrewing beer. This week on Brew Strong, Jamil and John tackle listener questions on mash efficiency.
    - Dec 22, 2014 -
  • Brew Strong: PH and Extraction 12-08-14
    Homebrewing beer. On this episode of Brew Strong, John and Jamil discuss John's recent experimentation with PH and extraction. How does temperature and PH affect flavor? Tune in and find out.
    - Dec 8, 2014 -
  • Brew Strong: Q and A 11-24-14
    Homebrewing beer. This week on Brew Strong, Jamil and John channel their inner Jay Goodwin and provide answers to a wide range of sour beer, barrel aging, and wild yeast questions.
    - Nov 24, 2014 -
  • Brew Strong: Stainless Steel 11-10-14
    Homebrewing beer. On this episode of Brew Strong, Jamil and John Palmer get metallurgic on your ass. Tune in as the guys teach you everything you need to know about stainless steel and other metals used in brewing, from chemical makeup to maintenance…
    - Nov 10, 2014 -

BN: The Jamil Show

  • Brewing Big Beers - Brewing With Style 02-23-17
    We get a lot of questions about how to brew quality beers with a higher gravity. Sometimes the questions are simple, and other times they can be kind of complex. Today, we put our heads together and lay out everything you need to know about how to br…
    - 34 days ago Feb 23, 2017 -
  • Heretic Barrel Program - Brewing With Style 01-24-17
    This week on Brewing With Style, we have a special guest join the show - the head of the Heretic Brewing Barrel Program, Chris! He came into the studio to talk about how he made his transition from homebrewer all the way to his current position alon…
    - 64 days ago Jan 24, 2017 -
  • Mashing Dark Malts - Brewing With Style 01-10-17
    Today's show is full of a few things, but mainly beer. We talk today about the practice of adding your dark malts at the end of the mash versus keeping them in there for the entire thing. It's a much-debated topic, with many people on either side s…
    - 78 days ago Jan 10, 2017 -
  • Listener Questions - Brewing With Style 12-27-16
    Jamil and Tasty take listener questions on this episode of Brewing With Style. Listen in as they answer all things beer from your emails.
    - 92 days ago Dec 27, 2016 -
  • Pete Slosberg - Brewing With Style 12-13-16
    Jamil and Tasty get a surprise visit from Pete Slosberg, formerly of Pete's Wicked Ales, and his friend Ari. Ari makes some of the best homemade bread we've ever had and shared some bread making tips with us. Pete brought us his homemade malt balls a…
    - Dec 13, 2016 -
  • Secret Beers Part 2 - Brewing With Style 11-15-16
    We had so much fun with the last Secret Beers show that we had to come back with a Part Two. Beevo brings Jamil, Tasty, and JP two mystery beers during the show, and it's up to our brave hosts to guess the style. Which is much harder than it seems!…
    - Nov 15, 2016 -
  • Collaboration Beers - Brewing With Style 11-01-16
    Jamil, Tasty, and JP have been lucky enough to have done several collaboration beers over the years with friends and colleagues alike. With more and more breweries reaching out into the homebrewing world for ProAm collaborations, and various "fun-to…
    - Nov 1, 2016 -
  • Secret Beers - Brewing With Style 10-24-16
    Jamil starts this episode of Brewing With Style by talking about Beevo's love for Brad at Brewer's Hardware. Needless to say she's uncomfortable with it, which is always funny. Then we jump right into the topic for today - Secret Beers! We had two…
    - Oct 24, 2016 -
  • GABF 2016 Recap - Brewing With Style 10-04-16
    Jamil, Tasty, and JP talk about the recent happenings at the Great American Beer Festival, including beers, judging, and all the work that goes into putting on a giant beer fest. Well, Jamil and Tasty talk about it, since JP didn't go.We talk a lot…
    - Oct 4, 2016 -
  • Foreign Extra Stout - Brewing With Style 09-26-16
    Coming off of Jamil's recent trip to Asia, we decided to revisit the Foreign Extra Stout category. Notoriously hard to find in the U.S. Jamil was able to track down some pretty neat beer and mule them back for us - including Guinness's version! We al…
    - Sep 26, 2016 -
  • Trappist Single Ale - Brewing With Style 09-06-16
    We open the show today waxing poetic about how old Jamil is getting and how he has forgotten so much stuff that he has to refer to his own books to remind him of certain things. Then we jump into today's style, Trappist Single Ale (category 26A in t…
    - Sep 6, 2016 -
  • Czech Amber Lager - Brewing With Style 08-16-16
    We had a listener email into the show asking for us to cover something called Czech Amber Lager (category 3c in the new BJCP guidelines). Having never had a commercial example of this beer, it was a challenge we quickly accepted! First off, though,…
    - Aug 16, 2016 -
  • Black IPA- Brewing With Style 08-09-16
    In this episode of Brewing With Style, Jamil, JP and Tasty revisit Category 5 - Bock Beer, from the 2008 BJCP Style Guidelines. Based on listener submissions of homebrew and commercial beer, the team goes through what makes a great bock beer and how…
    - Aug 9, 2016 -
  • Bock Beer Revisited- Brewing With Style 07-25-16
    In this episode of Brewing With Style, Jamil, JP and Tasty revisit Category 5 - Bock Beer, from the 2008 BJCP Style Guidelines. Based on listener submissions of homebrew and commercial beer, the team goes through what makes a great bock beer and how…
    - Jul 25, 2016 -
  • Dry Yeast vs. Liquid - Brewing With Style 07-19-16
    Prompted from listener questions, in this episode of Brewing With Style, Jamil, JP, and Tasty discuss the use of dry yeast to ferment your beer, vs. liquid yeast. They talk about the presence of diacetyl and how to properly use dry yeast to get the b…
    - Jul 19, 2016 -
  • Altbier - Brewing With Style 06-28-16
    In this episode of Brewing With Style, Jamil and Tasty discuss Northern German Altbier, Category 7A in the 2008 BJCP Style Guidelines. This is one of Jamil's favorite German styles, and sometimes it's hard to find a great example in the U.S. Tune in…
    - Jun 28, 2016 -
  • NHC 2016 - Brewing With Style 06-24-16
    In this special episode of Brewing With Style, Jamil, Tasty, JP and Beevo recap the 2016 National Homebrewers Conference in Baltimore, MD. Now known as Homebrew Con, this annual event draws thousands of homebrewers for an epic week of parties, semina…
    - Jun 24, 2016 -
  • Maibock/Helles Bock - Brewing With Style 05-17-16
    In this episode of Brewing With Style, Jamil and Tasty discuss Maibock/Helles Bock, Category 5A in the 2008 BJCP Style Guidelines. This awesome German style of beer is slightly toasty while remaining clean and easy to drink, even as its alcohol conte…
    - May 17, 2016 -
  • Northern English Brown - Brewing With Style 05-03-16
    In this episode of Brewing With Style, Jamil and Tasty discuss Northern English Brown Ale, Category 11C of the 2008 BJCP Style Guidelines. This wonderful English ale has subtle complexities to challenge the brewer, and is such a classic style, perfec…
    - May 3, 2016 -
  • Pyment - Brewing With Style 04-19-16
    In this episode of Brewing With Style, Jamil and Tasty discuss Pyment, Category 25B from the 2008 BJCP Guidelines. Pyment is a melomel type of mead, generally made from grapes (juice). These can be very difficult to find commercially, but are still v…
    - Apr 19, 2016 -
  • Specialty Beers - Brewing With Style 04-05-16
    In this episode of Brewing With Style, Jamil and Tasty discuss Category 23 from the 2008 BJCP Style Guidelines; Specialty Beers. This category was created to give judges guidelines to evaluate beers that don't fit into any traditional categories and…
    - Apr 5, 2016 -
  • Straight Lambic - Brewing With Style 03-22-16
    In this episode of Brewing With Style, Jamil and Tasty discuss the often misunderstood style, Straight Lambic, category 17D in the BJCP Guidelines. As the sour beer craze races on, straight lambic remains the foundation and staple of the sour beer wo…
    - Mar 22, 2016 -
  • American IPA - Brewing With Style 03-08-16
    In this episode of Brewing With Style, Jamil and Tasty discuss American IPA, Category 14B in the 2008 BJCP Style Guidelines. This style has obviously become the darling of the craft beer world and typically outsells any other offering from American c…
    - Mar 8, 2016 -
  • American Amber Ale - Brewing With Style 02-23-16
    In this episode of Brewing With Style, Jamil and Tasty discuss American Amber Ale, BJCP Category 10B (in the 2008 guidelines). While beer geeks are often hard on this style today as too bland, this was one of the pioneers of the craft beer movement,…
    - Feb 23, 2016 -
  • Premium American Lager - Brewing With Style 02-09-16
    In this episode of Brewing With Style, Jamil and Tasty welcome special guest Mitch Steele, Brewmaster at Stone Brewing Company, to the show to help evaluate Premium American Lager (BJCP Category 1C in 2013 Guidelines). Mitch worked for Anheuser Busc…
    - Feb 9, 2016 -
  • Belgian Specialty Ale - Brewing With Style 01-26-16
    In this episode of Brewing With Style, Jamil and Tasty discuss BJCP Category 16E (2008 Guidelines) - Belgian Specialty Ale. This category can really run the gamut in terms of style and is typically characterized with fruity esters and spicy phenols.…
    - Jan 26, 2016 -
  • Scottish Ale - Brewing With Style 01-12-16
    In this episode of Brewing With Style, Jamil and Tasty discuss BJCP Category 14 (in the 2015 guidelines) - Scottish Ale. Tune in and learn about Scottish Light, Heavy, and Export, as the guys walk you through what makes a great commercial example and…
    - Jan 12, 2016 -
  • Vienna Lager - Brewing With Style 12-15-15
    In this episode of Brewing With Style, Jamil and Tasty discuss BJCP Category 3A - Vienna Lager. This classic German style is hard to find nowadays at Craft Breweries, but some classic examples still exist and occasionally you can find a local gem. Le…
    - Dec 15, 2015 -
  • Foreign Extra Stout - Brewing With Style 12-09-15
    In this episode of Brewing With Style, Jamil and Tasty discuss BJCP Category 16D - Foreign Extra Stout. This robust beer is rich, roasty and fruity, and is a true work of art when done right. Tune in and learn about commercial examples, as well as h…
    - Dec 9, 2015 -
  • Belgian Golden Strong - Brewing With Style 11-30-15
    In this episode of Brewing With Style, Jamil and Tasty discuss BJCP style 1A - Light American Lager. Best known for examples from the large American macro breweries, this style has endured as the most popular American style of beer by volume. With ve…
    - Nov 30, 2015 -
  • American Light Lager - Brewing With Style 11-03-15
    In this episode of Brewing With Style, Jamil and Tasty discuss BJCP style 1A - Light American Lager. Best known for examples from the large American macro breweries, this style has endured as the most popular American style of beer by volume. With ve…
    - Nov 3, 2015 -
  • Best Bitter - Brewing With Style 10-20-15
    On this episode of Brewing with Style, Jamil and Tasty cover BJCP Category 8B, Special/ Best/ Premium Bitter. Tune in and learn about this traditional style, as well as what commercial examples to seek and how to brew a great version of your own.
    - Oct 20, 2015 -
  • Berliner Weisse - Brewing With Style 10-06-15
    On this episode of Brewing with Style, Jamil and Tasty cover Berliner Weisse. Tune in and learn about this traditional and refreshing style, what commercial examples to seek and how to brew a great version of you own.
    - Oct 6, 2015 -
  • Other Smoked Beer - Brewing With Style 09-22-15
    In this episode of Brewing With Style Jamil and Tasty McDole discuss BJCP Category 6D - American Wheat or Rye Beer. This is one of those styles with a wide interpretation, but also difficult to make with nothing to hide behind. Clean fermentation and…
    - Sep 22, 2015 -
  • American Wheat - Brewing With Style 09-17-15
    In this episode of Brewing With Style Jamil and Tasty McDole discuss BJCP Category 6D - American Wheat or Rye Beer. This is one of those styles with a wide interpretation, but also difficult to make with nothing to hide behind. Clean fermentation and…
    - Sep 17, 2015 -
  • Irish Red Ale - Brewing With Style 08-25-15
    Jamil and Tasty discuss BJCP Category 9D, Irish Red Ale, in this episode of Brewing With Style. A very traditional style and a favorite of many beer lovers, Irish Red Ale is wonderful beer with subtle complexities that can make or break any version.…
    - Aug 25, 2015 -
  • Biere de Garde - Brewing With Style 08-11-15
    Jamil and Tasty discuss BJCP Category 16D, Biere de Garde, on this episode of Brewing With Style. This one is tricky because the colors and flavors of this style can really run the gamut. Jamil does his best to rein us in and focus on the nuances of…
    - Aug 11, 2015 -
  • NHC2 - Brewing With Style 07-21-15
    Jamil and Tasty broadcast live from the National Homebrewers Conference in San Diego in part two of this two part series. Learn about what styles to bring to homebrew beer festivals and how to get the most out of sharing your beer in this on-location…
    - Jul 21, 2015 -
  • NHC1 - Brewing With Style 07-07-15
    Jamil and Tasty broadcast live from the National Homebrewers Conference in San Diego in part one of this two part series. Learn about styles and yeast as Chris White from White Labs joins the show.
    - Jul 7, 2015 -
  • Weizenbock - Brewing With Style 06-22-15
    In this episode of Brewing With Style Jamil, Tasty and Justin discuss Category 15C, Weizenbock. Tune in and learn about this traditional German style and what makes it so unique. Plus, Justin professes to hate the style, will that stick after some st…
    - Jun 22, 2015 -
  • Cider - Brewing With Style 06-02-15
    Jamil, Tasty and Justin discuss BJCP Categories 27 - 28, Cider, in this episode of Brewing With Style. Tune in as they try ciders from the different categories and discuss what makes a great cider, with extra focus on how to brew one yourself at hom…
    - Jun 2, 2015 -
  • Old Ale - Brewing With Style 05-19-15
    Jamil, Tasty, and guest host Justin Crossley, discuss BJCP Category 19A, Old Ale. This is one of Jamil's favorites when done right and he teaches us a thing our two about what done right means. Tune in and learn about the subtle malty nuances that ma…
    - May 19, 2015 -
  • Cream Ale - Brewing With Style 05-05-15
    Brewing With Style talks about category 6A from the BJCP Guidelines, Cream Ale. This often misunderstood style is an American classic and can be a real crowd pleaser with your friends, as well as excel in competition if done right. Tune in and find o…
    - May 5, 2015 -
  • Belgian Specialty Ale - Brewing With Style 04-21-15
    Jamil, Tasty and Jon Plise cover BJCP Category 16E in this episode of Brewing With Style.
    - Apr 7, 2015 -
  • Northern English Brown - Brewing With Style 04-07-15
    Jamil, Tasty and Jon Plise discuss Northern BJCP category 11C, Northern English Brown Ale, in this episode of Brewing With Style.
    - Apr 7, 2015 -
  • Gueuze - Brewing With Style 03-24-15
    In this episode of Brewing With Style, Jamil, Tasty and Jon Plise discuss Category 17E, Gueuze. This complex sour beer is a little acidic and a little tart, and can feature many of the "barnyard" notes that wild beer lovers enjoy. Learn about traditi…
    - Mar 24, 2015 -
  • American Lager - Brewing With Style 03-10-15
    Jamil, Tasty on Jon Plise discuss American Lager in this episode of Brewing With Style.
    - Mar 10, 2015 -
  • American Stout - Brewing With Style 02-24-15
    The BWS crew discusses BJCP Category 13E, American Stout, in this episode for Brewing With Style. Tune in and learn about this unique American style of beer that runs the gamut in terms of complex roast, chocolate, coffee and more. Find out who is ma…
    - Feb 24, 2015 -
  • Kolsch - Brewing With Style 02-10-15
    In this episode of Brewing With Style, Jamil, Tasty and Jon Plise discuss category 6C: Kolsch. This is another Brewcaster favorite that is very hard to find in America. Technically only brewed in Cologne, Germany, this crisp, dry and clean style is a…
    - Feb 10, 2015 -
  • Belgian Tripel - Brewing With Style 01-27-15
    In this episode of Brewing With Style the crew discuss BJCP category 18C, Belgian Tripel. This big and complex Belgian style is a palette pleaser and a challenge to brew correctly. Tune in as the team discusses great commercial examples as well as te…
    - Jan 27, 2015 -
  • Mild Ale - Brewing With Style 01-13-15
    In this episode of Brewing With Style the crew discusses BJCP category 11A, Mild Ale. While this beer is difficult to find in the U.S. commercially, the brewcasters love it and discuss what makes it such a great, traditional style of beer to brew and…
    - Jan 13, 2015 -
  • Milk Stout - Brewing With Style 12-16-14
    Jamil, Jon and Tasty discuss Milk Stout on this episode of Brewing with Style. Learn all about the style, commercial examples and how you can brew your own version of this excellent sweet stout.
    - Dec 16, 2014 -
  • Spice Beer - Brewing With Style 12-02-14
    This week on Brewing with Style, Jamil, Jon and Tasty discuss category 21A, Spice Beer, with a focus on Christmas spice beers. Tune in and find out what makes a great spice beer for the holidays and what favorites the Brewcasters have.
    - Dec 2, 2014 -
  • Mead - Brewing With Style 11-18-14
    Jamil, Jon and Tasty welcome veteran meadmaker Michael Fairbrother from Moonlight Meadery to the show to discuss category's 24 - 16, Mead. Michael makes some of the best Mead on earth and shares his experiences here so you can learn how to make it, w…
    - Nov 18, 2014 -
  • Fruit Lambic - Brewing With Style 11-04-14
    A Brewing Network staff favorite, Category 17F Fruit Lambic is discussed on this episode of Brewing With Style. If you love funky and sour beer then this is the one for you. With tons of modern and classic examples available, this one is sure to plea…
    - Nov 4, 2014 -

Basic Brewing Radio

  • 03-23-17 Casey Goes Pro, Part Two
    In this second part of a two-parter, Casey Letellier, currently brewing at West Mountain Brewing Company, talks about his plans to open his own – Ivory Bill Brewing.
    - 7 days ago Mar 22, 2017 -
  • 03-16-17 Casey Goes Pro, Part One
    In this first part of a two-parter, Casey Letellier, currently brewing at West Mountain Brewing Company, talks about his plans to open his own – Ivory Bill Brewing.
    - 14 days ago Mar 15, 2017 -
  • 03-09-17 Kettle Fermentation
    Homebrewer Scott Koue shares his experience in fermenting beer in the same kettle that he used to boil the wort.
    - 21 days ago Mar 8, 2017 -
  • 03-02-17 Homebrew Stout Collaboration
    Homebrewers Ron Schmidt and Jamie Conway share their collaborative stout that was split to age on vanilla and a rye whiskey barrel.
    - 28 days ago Mar 1, 2017 -
  • 02-23-17 Frost Fest 2017
    James wanders around Frost Fest in Fayetteville, Arkansas, to sample beers and get some homebrewing tips from professional brewers.
    - 35 days ago Feb 22, 2017 -
  • 02-16-17 Hop Tweaking
    Chris Colby, editor of Beer and Wine Journal and author of the Homebrew Recipe Bible, talks about hop substitution and ways to change up the hopping of your beers.
    - 42 days ago Feb 15, 2017 -
  • 02-09-17 Mead Best Practices
    Ricky the Meadmaker from Groennfell and Havoc Meaderies in Vermont talks about sharing his recipes online and shares his best meadmaking practices.
    - 49 days ago Feb 8, 2017 -
  • 02-02-17 African Palm Wine
    Homebrewer Ryan Deaver joins us to talk about spontaneously fermented palm wine he researched in the west African country of Benin.
    - 56 days ago Feb 1, 2017 -
  • 01-26-17 Recipe Formulation Tips
    Brad Ring and Betsy Parks from Brew Your Own magazine talk about their new Big Book of Homebrewing and share tips on coming up with your own homebrew recipes.
    - 63 days ago Jan 25, 2017 -
  • 01-19-17 AHA Update
    Gary Glass, director of the American Homebrewers Association, updates us on the state of our hobby, upcoming National Homebrew Competition deadlines and new events at the Minneapolis HomebrewCon.
    - 70 days ago Jan 18, 2017 -
  • 01-12-17 Swiss Spruce Porter
    Homebrewer Will Schumacher talks about his experiments brewing with spruce that he foraged from his time in Switzerland.
    - 77 days ago Jan 11, 2017 -
  • 01-05-17 Plain, Coconut, and Mole Porter
    James and Steve take advantage of a beautiful day to sample three porters on the porch, all from the same batch.
    - 84 days ago Jan 4, 2017 -
  • 12-29-16 Disaster Show 2016
    James and Steve carry on the tradition of sharing stories from listeners of brew days gone bad.
    - 91 days ago Dec 28, 2016 -
  • 12-15-16 Brulosophy Boil Experiments
    Marshall Schott and Malcolm Frazer from Brulosophy.com share their experiments - the effect of keeping the lid on during the boil and not boiling a Berliner Weisse.
    - Dec 14, 2016 -
  • 12-08-16 Holiday Brewing Time Management
    Chris Colby, editor of Beer and Wine Journal and author of the Homebrew Recipe Bible, gives us tips on carving time out during the holidays for the important thing - brewing.
    - Dec 7, 2016 -
  • 12-01-16 Steve's Brew Shop
    Steve Wilkes is now the owner of a shiny new local homebrew shop in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He talks about the process of starting the shop and plans for the future.
    - Nov 30, 2016 -
  • 11-17-16 Hoppy Sour Beers
    Mad Fermentationist Mike Tonsmeire shares his techniques for brewing tart beers with lots of hop character, and he samples three interpretations from James.
    - Nov 16, 2016 -
  • 11-10-16 Bryggerhuset Pilot Brewery Part Two
    We continue the discussion with Gard Karlsnes, who runs the pilot brewery at Aass Brewery in Norway. This time, we sample a ginger beer and Christmas stout. Part two of two.
    - Nov 9, 2016 -
  • 11-03-16 Bryggerhuset Pilot Brewery Part One
    Gard Karlsnes runs the pilot brewery at Aass Brewery in Norway and is expanding its horizons beyond Reinheitsgebot roots. Part one of two.
    - Nov 2, 2016 -
  • 10-27-16 Hermit Thrush Brewing
    Chris Gagne of Hermit Thrush Brewing in Brattleboro, Vermont, talks about brewing beer with only wild yeast he's harvested from the environment.
    - Oct 26, 2016 -
  • 10-20-16 Competition Cream Ales
    Chris Colby, editor of Beer and Wine Journal and author of the Homebrew Recipe Bible, shares tips on how to make your cream ale stand out in a competition setting.
    - Oct 19, 2016 -
  • 10-13-16 Vegetable Saisons
    Homebrewer Jason Jackson shares four versions of his saison enhanced with vegetables from his garden. Steve Wilkes helps sample.
    - Oct 12, 2016 -
  • 10-06-16 New Province Brewing
    Our series on northwest Arkansas brewing continues with New Province Brewing in Rogers and a visit with owner-head brewer Derek McEnroe.
    - Oct 5, 2016 -
  • 09-29-16 Brewing Local - American Grown Beer
    Author Stan Hieronymus talks about his latest book that takes a look at how American brewers are using local ingredients to put their stamp on our favorite beverage.
    - Sep 28, 2016 -
  • 09-22-16 Bluejacket/The Arsenal
    Josh Chapman, head brewer of Bluejacket in Washington DC, shows us around what Mike Tonsmeire describes as the "Disney World of Brewpubs."
    - Sep 21, 2016 -
  • 09-15-16 Managing Tannins
    Chris Colby, editor of Beer and Wine Journal and author of The Homebrew Recipe Bible, walks us through tannins: when they're good or bad and how to control them in our beer.
    - Sep 14, 2016 -
  • 09-08-16 Groennfell and Havoc Meaderies
    Ricky the Meadmaker returns to the program with his wife and business partner, Kelly Klein, to share some wonderful "beer-strength" meads and tips for our own meads.
    - Sep 7, 2016 -
  • 09-01-16 Brulosophy Starter and Mash Experiments
    Brulosophy team member Jake Huolihan shares two experiments comparing vitality vs viability starters and batch vs no sparging.
    - Aug 31, 2016 -
  • 08-25-16 Nathan Zeender of Right Proper Brewing
    We join head brewer Nathan Zeender in 3-D at the production brewery of Right Proper in the Brookland neighborhood of Washington D.C.
    - Aug 24, 2016 -
  • 08-18-16 Grisette and Saison
    Homebrewer and beer historian Dave Janssen talks about grisette, a tasty obscure Belgian style, and how it relates to saison.
    - Aug 17, 2016 -
  • 08-11-16 Tonsmeire Funky Honey Beer Experiment
    Mike Tonsmeire, the Mad Fermentationist, shares an experiment around his dining room table splitting a funky beer batch and adding five different honey varieties.
    - Aug 10, 2016 -
  • 08-04-16 Fruit IPA
    Chris Colby, editor of Beer and Wine Journal, talks about the latest thing in IPAs - fruit!
    - Aug 3, 2016 -
  • 07-28-16 Tonsmeire Taps
    We sample two delicious Mad Fermentationist beers from the source: a stout reinvigorated with specialty grain tea and a New England IPA.
    - Jul 27, 2016 -
  • 07-21-16 Brulosophy New England Pale Ale Experiment
    We take part in sampling an experiment testing the effect of gelatin on a tasty, cloudy, hoppy East Coast pale ale.
    - Jul 20, 2016 -
  • 07-14-16 Collaborative Flemish Red
    Christian Layke, brewer at Gordon Biersch's Rockville Maryland location, and Mad Fermentationist Mike Tonsmeire work together on a tasty barrel-aged sour.
    - Jul 13, 2016 -
  • 07-07-16 Baltimore Homebrew Con Club Night
    We roam the floor of Club Night at Baltimore Homebrew Con to find interesting brewers who brew delicious beers and get brewing tips.
    - Jul 6, 2016 -
  • 06-02-16 NZ Kelly Ryan of Fork and Brewer
    Roving reporter Will Gallaspy picks the brain of Kelly Ryan, brewer at Fork and Brewer in Wellington, New Zealand.
    - Jun 1, 2016 -
  • 05-26-16 NZ Brewing Pioneer Ben Middlemiss
    Roving reporter Will Gallaspy catches pioneering New Zealand craft brewer Ben Middlemiss and talks to him about how good beer came to the Kiwis.
    - May 25, 2016 -
  • 05-19-16 Homebrew All Stars
    Denny Conn and Drew Beechum, authors of Homebrew All Stars, divine which category of brewer Steve and James fit into.
    - May 18, 2016 -
  • 05-12-16 Chris Colby NZ Keynote
    Chris Colby, editor of Beer and Wine Jounal, dives into the details on foam – how it's created and the positive and negative factors affecting it.
    - May 11, 2016 -
  • 05-05-16 John Palmer NZ Keynote
    John Palmer, homebrew guru, shares his top five brewing priorities in his keynote presentation at the New Zealand Homebrew Conference.
    - May 4, 2016 -
  • 04-28-16 Chris White NZ Keynote
    White Labs Yeast founder, Dr. Chris White, shares some yeast science and practical homebrewing advice at the New Zealand Homebrew Conference.
    - Apr 27, 2016 -
  • 04-21-16 NZ Sour Panel
    In this panel from the New Zealand Homebrewers Conference, pro and home brewers share advice and experience in brewing delicious sour beers.
    - Apr 20, 2016 -
  • 04-14-16 How Enzymes Work
    Chris Colby, editor of Beer and Wine Journal, dives deeply into science as he describes how enzymes work on a microscopic level and how that applies to your mash tun.
    - Apr 13, 2016 -
  • 04-07-16 Brulosophy Vorlauf and Cold Sparge
    Ray Found from Brulosophy.com shares two experiments: one on the effects of spent grains in the boil and another on sparging with room temperature water.
    - Apr 6, 2016 -
  • 03-31-16 Common Sense Brewing
    James moderates a panel from NZHC with Tasty McDole, Will Gallaspy and Nick Wiseman on brewing with common sense.
    - Mar 30, 2016 -
  • 03-24-16 Nelson Marchfest Brew-Off
    We head to New Zealand for the first homebrew conference in Nelson and take part in a brewing demonstration.
    - Mar 23, 2016 -
  • 03-17-16 Episode 500
    While James, Andy and Chris head to New Zealand, we celebrate our first 500 episodes with this look back.
    - Mar 16, 2016 -
  • 03-10-16 More Sour Hybrids
    Homebrewer James Sites shares another round of his tasty sour beer and wine hybrids fermented with his own house sour culture.
    - Mar 9, 2016 -
  • 03-03-16 Springtime Hop Care
    James Altwies of Gorst Valley Hops give us some excellent advice on making sure our homegrown hops get a good start on the season.
    - Mar 2, 2016 -
  • 02-25-16 Fading Alpha Acids
    Chris Colby, editor of Beer and Wine Journal, talks about how time affects the levels of alpha acids in hops and how to slow their fading.
    - Feb 24, 2016 -
  • 02-18-16 Quality Management
    Mary Pelletieri, author of Quality Management: Essential Planning for Breweries, joins us to talk about how to bring quality management practices into our home breweries.
    - Feb 17, 2016 -
  • 02-11-16 Bentonville Brewing Company
    We continue our introductions to northwest Arkansas breweries as we visit with Katie and Beau Boykin of Bentonville Brewing.
    - Feb 10, 2016 -
  • 02-04-16 Bronzed Brews
    Peter Symons joins us from Sydney to talk about Bronzed Brews, his new book exploring the history of Australian brewing.
    - Feb 3, 2016 -
  • 01-28-16 Sugar Staggering Experiment
    Malcolm Frazer of Brulosophy.com shares his experiment comparing the results of adding sugar to the fermenter all at once vs staggered over time.
    - Jan 27, 2016 -

Final Gravity

BeerSmith Blog

  • newPairing Beer and Food with Sean Paxton – BeerSmith Podcast #145

    Pairing Beer and Food with Sean Paxton – BeerSmith Podcast #145

    Sean Paxton, aka “The Homebrew Chef” joins me this week to discuss the pairing of beer and food and how he plans entire multi-course meals around various beers. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version or on Google Play Download the…
    - 9 hours ago Mar 28, 2017 -
  • Skunky Beer – Light-Struck Off Flavors in Home Brewing

    Skunky Beer – Light-Struck Off Flavors in Home Brewing

    A common off flavor in both commercial and home brewed beers is a skunky “light-struck” flavor and aroma. It can give your beer a strong skunky aroma and make it most unpleasant to drink. The Cause of Skunky Beer Skunky beer occurs when beer is e…
    - 7 days ago Mar 21, 2017 -
  • Aeration Wands (Pure Oxygen) for Beer Brewing

    Aeration Wands (Pure Oxygen) for Beer Brewing

    This week I take a look at the Anvil Oxygenation Kit (aka Aeration wand) which lets you aerate your wort using pure oxygen without spending a ton of money. The oxygen wand is actually my favorite new brewing toy and I’ve used it on beer, meads, win…
    - 14 days ago Mar 14, 2017 -
  • Starting a Small Malt House with Dark Cloud Malting – BeerSmith Podcast #144

    Starting a Small Malt House with Dark Cloud Malting – BeerSmith Podcast #144

    Jesse Kaiss and Danny Buswell from Dark Cloud Malt House join me this week to discuss their experiences starting up a small local malt house. Jesse and Danny are malting their own barley and selling it locally in central Maryland. Subscribe on iTunes…
    - 18 days ago Mar 10, 2017 -
  • How to Backsweeten Beer, Cider and Mead

    How to Backsweeten Beer, Cider and Mead

    This week we take a look at backsweetening – a technique commonly used in mead and cider making but not well known by beer brewers. In certain cases, backsweetening can enhance the flavor of many beers, ciders and meads. Why Backsweeten? Backsweete…
    - 21 days ago Mar 8, 2017 -
  • Extract Beer Brewing Tip – Don’t Steep Grains with Too Much Water

    Extract Beer Brewing Tip – Don’t Steep Grains with Too Much Water

    This week I offer a tip for extract brewers about steeping grains and why its important not to steep your grains with too much water. Many extract brewers start by steeping their grains with their entire boil volume, which can lead to excessive tanni…
    - 28 days ago Feb 28, 2017 -
  • Mead Making and Melomels with Ken Schramm – BeerSmith Podcast #143

    Mead Making and Melomels with Ken Schramm – BeerSmith Podcast #143

    This week Ken Schramm from Schramm’s Meadery joins me to discuss big sweet fruity meads and melomels. Ken is a founder of the Mazer Cup, author of the book The Compleat Meadmaker, nationally award winning mead maker, and founder of Schramm’s Mead…
    - 34 days ago Feb 22, 2017 -
  • Making Wine from Kits for Beer Brewers

    Making Wine from Kits for Beer Brewers

    This week I take a look at what’s needed for the average beer brewers to make wine from a kit. Making wine is actually an order of magnitude easier than brewing beer, though it requires more time to age. The good news is that the average beer brewe…
    - 42 days ago Feb 14, 2017 -
  • Clarity and Haze in Beer with Dr Charlie Bamforth – BeerSmith Podcast #142

    Clarity and Haze in Beer with Dr Charlie Bamforth – BeerSmith Podcast #142

    Dr Charlie Bamforth joins me this week to discuss clarity and haze in beer as well as steps you can take to improve clarity through finings, conditioning and brewing techniques. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version or on Google Play…
    - 47 days ago Feb 9, 2017 -
  • SS Brewtech Brewmaster Chronicle 14 gal Conical Fermenter Review – Part 2: Fermenting Beer

    SS Brewtech Brewmaster Chronicle 14 gal Conical Fermenter Review – Part 2: Fermenting Beer

    Last week I covered the basic features and setup of the Brewmaster Chronical from SS Brewtech. This week I ferment a few batches of beer to see how well the fermenter performs. [Note – I included some affiliate links in this post – use them if yo…
    - 49 days ago Feb 7, 2017 -
  • SS Brewtech Brewmaster Chronicle 14 gal Conical Fermenter Review – Part 1: First Impressions

    SS Brewtech Brewmaster Chronicle 14 gal Conical Fermenter Review – Part 1: First Impressions

    This week I take a look at the Brewmaster 14 gal (52 l) Chronical from SS BrewTech. In this first part I’ll cover my initial impressions after unboxing, assembling and cleaning the fermenter. In part 2, I’ll cover brewing and fermenting with the…
    - 57 days ago Jan 30, 2017 -
  • German Brewing Traditions and Reinheitsgebot – BeerSmith Podcast #141

    German Brewing Traditions and Reinheitsgebot – BeerSmith Podcast #141

    Rory Lawton joins me from Berlin, Germany to discuss the tradition of the German Purity Law or “Reinheitsgebot” and some very controversial efforts to challenge it. Along the way we discuss the history of the law, how it has evolved and how it af…
    - 60 days ago Jan 27, 2017 -
  • BeerSmith 2.3 Mobile Released

    BeerSmith 2.3 Mobile Released

    BeerSmith 2.3 mobile (full version) has just been released – which adds many of the new features of the desktop 2.3 version to the full mobile release. The update is free for existing mobile app owners and you can get your update now from the iTune…
    - 68 days ago Jan 19, 2017 -
  • Steeping vs Mashing Dark Grains Revisited – A Beer Brewing Technique

    Steeping vs Mashing Dark Grains Revisited – A Beer Brewing Technique

    Some time ago I wrote an article on steeping vs mashing dark grains for all grain beer brewers. That article recommended steeping some dark grains into a separate tea to minimize burnt, harsh flavors. This week we take a look at a simpler method for…
    - 71 days ago Jan 17, 2017 -
  • Passivating Stainless Steel Beer Brewing Equipment to Prevent Corrosion

    Passivating Stainless Steel Beer Brewing Equipment to Prevent Corrosion

    Despite its reputation as the perfect metal for beer brewing, stainless steel can actually corrode or rust. So this week we take a look at how and why stainless steel can corrode as well as how you can passivate your stainless steel beer brewing equi…
    - 78 days ago Jan 9, 2017 -
  • All Grain Beer Brewing Equipment with Chris Graham – BeerSmith Podcast #140

    All Grain Beer Brewing Equipment with Chris Graham – BeerSmith Podcast #140

    Chris Graham, President at MoreBeer joins me to talk about large all grain beer brewing equipment for home brewers. Chris and I discuss RIMS and HERMS systems, pumps, chillers and more. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version or on Goog…
    - 81 days ago Jan 6, 2017 -
  • How to Make Hard Cider – The Easy Way

    How to Make Hard Cider – The Easy Way

    I’ve never been a big cider fan, but a friend sent me a recipe he said I must try, so I made my first batch and it actually came out great! I thought I would share the recipe and method with you so you can give it a try. This is a simple recipe mad…
    - 85 days ago Jan 2, 2017 -
  • Blichmann BrewEasy RIMS Brewing System Review Part 2 – Brewing Beer

    Blichmann BrewEasy RIMS Brewing System Review Part 2 – Brewing Beer

    In Part 2 of my Blichmann BrewEasy detailed review I brew some beer, and record my experience and lessons learned with the new system. Last week in Part 1, I gave an overview of the system specs, setup and my first impressions. [Note – this is a ve…
    - 92 days ago Dec 26, 2016 -
  • Hops and Firestone Walker with Matt Brynildson – BeerSmith Podcast #139

    Hops and Firestone Walker with Matt Brynildson – BeerSmith Podcast #139

    Matt Brynildson, the Brewmaster for Firestone Walker and five time GABF brewer of the year joins me this week to discuss hops and brewing Firestone Walker’s beers. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version or on Google Play Download the…
    - 96 days ago Dec 22, 2016 -
  • Blichmann BrewEasy Electric Review – Part 1 – First Impressions

    Blichmann BrewEasy Electric Review – Part 1 – First Impressions

    This week I take a up-close and personal look at the BrewEasy electric “turn-key” brewing system from Blichmann Engineering. For several years now friends have been pushing me to give up my ancient pot and igloo cooler for an electric system –…
    - Dec 17, 2016 -
  • Wort, Whiskey and Scotch when Brewing Beer

    Wort, Whiskey and Scotch when Brewing Beer

    Here’s a quick tip about whiskey, wort and beer brewing I picked up at my last Craft Beer and Brewing retreat in Colorado. John Mallett from Bell’s Brewing shared it with me though I’ve since found that other brewers also know this trick. Hot W…
    - Dec 15, 2016 -
  • Making Braggot – Mead and Barley with Michael Fairbrother – BeerSmith Podcast #138

    Making Braggot – Mead and Barley with Michael Fairbrother – BeerSmith Podcast #138

    Michael Fairbrother, the founder of Moonlight Meadery joins me this week to discuss how to make Braggot which is a combination of beer and mead made from both honey and barley grain. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version or on Google…
    - Dec 7, 2016 -
  • Using Whirlpool and Steeped Hops to Enhance Hop Aroma – Beer Brewing Quick Tip

    Using Whirlpool and Steeped Hops to Enhance Hop Aroma – Beer Brewing Quick Tip

    Brewers have moved away from short boil time hops and towards the use of steeped and whirlpool hops (after flameout) to preserve precious hop aroma oils when brewing beer. In this short video we explain why. BeerSmith Quick Brewing and Software tips…
    - Nov 30, 2016 -
  • BeerSmith Fall Newsletter, Barley Crusher Sale, Ways to Support BeerSmith

    BeerSmith Fall Newsletter, Barley Crusher Sale, Ways to Support BeerSmith

    BeerSmith Mobile 2.3 Coming in December Some news and links you may have missed…I’m finishing up the updates to BeerSmith Mobile 2.3 – The 2.3 updates to BeerSmith mobile will include Add-ons, Session Data, Mash pH estimation and adjustment, im…
    - Nov 28, 2016 -
  • Brew in a Bag (BIAB) Beer Brewing with BeerSmith Software

    Brew in a Bag (BIAB) Beer Brewing with BeerSmith Software

    This week we take a look at how to set up and use BeerSmith with the “Brew in a Bag” (BIAB) home brewing method. Brew in a bag offers simplicity in all grain brewing with less overall equipment expense and less cleanup. Brew in a bag methods and…
    - Nov 23, 2016 -
  • Brewing Local American Grown Beer with Stan Hieronymus – BeerSmith Podcast #137

    Brewing Local American Grown Beer with Stan Hieronymus – BeerSmith Podcast #137

    Stan Hieronymus joins me this week to discuss his new book “Brewing Local – American Grown Beer” which includes a history of brewing distinctly American beers with local ingredients. Join us for this great episode! Subscribe on iTunes to Audio…
    - Nov 18, 2016 -
  • Moldy and Musty Off-Flavors in Beer

    Moldy and Musty Off-Flavors in Beer

    This week we take a look at how beers can develop moldy and musty off-flavors. This can happen in home brewed beers and even some commercial beers depending on how they are brewed and stored. Musty and moldy flavors can manifest themselves in several…
    - Nov 10, 2016 -
  • Experimental Home Brewing with Drew Beechum – BeerSmith Podcast #136

    Experimental Home Brewing with Drew Beechum – BeerSmith Podcast #136

    Drew Beechum joins me to talk about experimental homebrewing, his new book Homebrew All Stars, the launch of his podcast, saisons and more in this week’s podcast. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version or on Google Play Download the…
    - Nov 1, 2016 -
  • BJCP 2015 Cider and Mead Style Guide Add-ons Available for BeerSmith

    BJCP 2015 Cider and Mead Style Guide Add-ons Available for BeerSmith

    I’m pleased to announce that the BJCP style guides for Mead and Cider are now available as add-ons in BeerSmith. A volunteer Tim Leber was kind enough to enter these and send them to me, so now everyone can use them in BeerSmith. Installing the Sty…
    - Oct 28, 2016 -
  • Brewer John Mallett and Maltster Andrea Stanley – BeerSmith Podcast #135

    Brewer John Mallett and Maltster Andrea Stanley – BeerSmith Podcast #135

    John Mallet, Director of Operations at Bell’s Brewery and Andrea Stanley from Valley Malting join me to have a discussion about craft malt houses, malt and how small malt and hop houses are changing the face of craft beer. Subscribe on iTunes to Au…
    - Oct 19, 2016 -
  • Metallic Flavors in Beer – Off-Flavors in Homebrewing

    Metallic Flavors in Beer – Off-Flavors in Homebrewing

    Metallic off flavors can occur in both commercial and home brewed beers. They are almost always considered an off-flavor or flaw in the beer to be avoided. Metallic off flavors can vary in taste and aroma. Copper, tin or iron flavors are common and e…
    - Oct 14, 2016 -
  • Using a Refractometer with BeerSmith Brewing Software

    Using a Refractometer with BeerSmith Brewing Software

    This week we take a look at how to get the most out of your refractometer using BeerSmith. Many people prefer refractometer for ease of use, small sample size and simpler temperature management, but you need to do some adjustment to the numbers you g…
    - Oct 9, 2016 -
  • AHA Update with Brew Guru Gary Glass – BeerSmith Podcast #134

    AHA Update with Brew Guru Gary Glass – BeerSmith Podcast #134

    Gary Glass, the Director of the American Homebrewers Association joins me this week to discuss the Great American Beer Festival, Brew Guru, Pro-Am Beer Competition, homebrew laws, new hop products and more. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Vid…
    - Oct 1, 2016 -
  • Fixing Low Gravity and Efficiency in All Grain Beer Brewing – Beer Brewing Quick Tip

    Fixing Low Gravity and Efficiency in All Grain Beer Brewing – Beer Brewing Quick Tip

    This quick brewing tip video takes a look at the primary cause for low original gravity and poor efficiency when brewing all grain beer recipes. It also explains how to fix it. BeerSmith Quick Brewing and Software tips are some short 1-3 minute video…
    - Sep 27, 2016 -
  • Grassy Off Flavors in Home Brewed Beer

    Grassy Off Flavors in Home Brewed Beer

    Grassy off flavors in beer can ruin an otherwise excellent brew. This week we take a look at the cause of grassy flavors in beer and what you can do about it! Grassy Flavors and Aroma Grassy flavors include vegetal, plant-like, hay, fresh leaves or a…
    - Sep 23, 2016 -
  • Whirlpool and No Chill Hop Features in BeerSmith 2.3

    Whirlpool and No Chill Hop Features in BeerSmith 2.3

    One of the many features introduced in BeerSmith 2.3 is improved handling for whirlpool/hop stand handling as well as support for the “no chill” brewing method. These features give home brewers more flexibility than ever for handling whirlpool ho…
    - Sep 15, 2016 -
  • Scottish Ale History with Ron Pattinson – BeerSmith Podcast #133

    Scottish Ale History with Ron Pattinson – BeerSmith Podcast #133

    Ron Pattinson joins me this week to discuss the surprisingly complex history of Scottish beer brewing. We learn that Scotland had a rich and complex history brewing a wide variety of beers both for internal consumption and export. Subscribe on iTunes…
    - Sep 14, 2016 -

Brewing TV

The Sentinel Boil Over Minder for Home Brewing - Keep It Clean!

- Sep 30, 2016 -
Herculometer Shatterproof Hydrometer

- Sep 8, 2016 -
ThermoStar® Dual-Mode Digital Temperature Controller

- Aug 19, 2016 -
BeerBug™ Wifi Digital Hydrometer

- Aug 19, 2016 -
Rack Magic™ Siphon for Beer Brewing - Improved Autosiphon

- Feb 1, 2016 -
Wyeast Direct Pitch Activator - The Home Brewing Smack Pack

- Jan 11, 2016 -

Home Brew Finds

  • newFlash Sale: $15 Off $75 at eBay! – through 8 PM Central + Items to Consider

    Flash Sale: $15 Off $75 at eBay! – through 8 PM Central + Items to Consider

    As of this posting, eBay has a flash sale, going on today only.  They are taking $15 off purchases of $75 or more when you use coupon code CFLAShMARCH15. We’ve featured lots of homebrew-related items from eBay.  Check out our eBay tag for ideas.…
    - 4 hours ago Mar 28, 2017 -
  • newEnter to Win a Thermapen Mk4 Thermometer!

    Enter to Win a Thermapen Mk4 Thermometer!

    ThermoWorks Thermapen Mk4 (Mark 4) [First Looks] is a stellar brewing and cooking thermometer.  It boasts a number of great improvements and features including – auto rotating display, auto off with intelligent sleep and wake modes, intelligent ba…
    - 5 hours ago Mar 28, 2017 -
  • newDouble Wall Stainless Steel Beer Mug – $6.40 on Lightning Deals

    Double Wall Stainless Steel Beer Mug – $6.40 on Lightning Deals

    Stainless steel double wall beer mug.  16.9 Ounce Capacity.  Double wall design resists sweating and helps keep your beer cold.  Dishwasher safe. Use to enjoy your favorite homebrew, craft beer or other beverage. 3/28/17 2 PM Central: This is dis…
    - 6 hours ago Mar 28, 2017 -
  • newTop Amazon Finds for 2017 Year to Date

    Top Amazon Finds for 2017 Year to Date

    Thanks to HBF Reader Brian for this tip!  [8 Ways to Connect with HBF] (3) Packs 11.5 g Each Safale US-05 Dry American Ale Yeast. Safale us-05 produces well balanced beers with low diacetyl and a very clean, crisp end palate. Sedimentation: low to…
    - 6 hours ago Mar 28, 2017 -
  • newDuda Diesel Plate Chiller Sale!

    Duda Diesel Plate Chiller Sale!

    As of this posting, Great Fermentations is discounting three Duda Diesel Plate Chillers by 15%.  Two 20 plate models and a 30 plate model is available.  Prices start at $59.49.  Bundles with Great Fermentations flat rate shipping.  No promo or co…
    - 7 hours ago Mar 28, 2017 -
  • new4 LB Hi Capacity DampRid [Kegerator Condensation] – $9.67

    4 LB Hi Capacity DampRid [Kegerator Condensation] – $9.67

    4 lb tub of DampRid Moisture Absorber by DampRid.  Some people use DampRid to help control kegerator condensation. 3/28/17 1 PM Central: This is selling for $9.67. Shipping to most US addresses is also free with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Fr…
    - 7 hours ago Mar 28, 2017 -
  • newAmazon Deal of the Day 20v Lithium Ion Drill & 30 Accessories

    Amazon Deal of the Day 20v Lithium Ion Drill & 30 Accessories

    As one of Amazon’s Daily Deals, they are marking down Black and Decker’s 20 Volt MAX Lithium Ion Drill with a selection of bits to just $41.99. This is the lowest historical direct from Amazon price I found. Shipping to most US addresses is also…
    - 9 hours ago Mar 28, 2017 -
  • new2,000 mL Erlenmeyer Flask – $15.99, Limited Availability

    2,000 mL Erlenmeyer Flask – $15.99, Limited Availability

    2,000 mL/2 Liter Borosilicate Flask for making yeast starters. From the description: “Our large 2000ml Erlenmeyer Flask is the ideal vessel to make a large yeast starter for 5 gallon lagers and high gravity brews. Because it is made from borosilica…
    - 9 hours ago Mar 28, 2017 -
  • newBrewer’s Friend Updates + Free Unlimited Time Trial Account

    Brewer’s Friend Updates + Free Unlimited Time Trial Account


    - 10 hours ago Mar 28, 2017 -
  • newThermowell and Stopper – $14.99 + Free Shipping, Back in Stock

    Thermowell and Stopper – $14.99 + Free Shipping, Back in Stock

    Thermowell with stopper.  #7 stopper includes access to top of thermowell and an additional hole for your airlock. Use with your compatible temp controller and compatible fermenter to take readings of your wort temperature. 3/28/17 9:30 AM Central:…
    - 10 hours ago Mar 28, 2017 -
  • newEnds Today: Inkbird Bluetooth Thermometer w/6 Probes – Save 30%

    Ends Today: Inkbird Bluetooth Thermometer w/6 Probes – Save 30%

    Inkbird Bluetooth Thermometer.  Companion smart phone app is compatible with both iOS and Android.  Check description for specific OS requirements.  Ability to monitor up to 6 temperature probes. 3/28/17 9 AM Central: This is selling for $70.  Ap…
    - 11 hours ago Mar 28, 2017 -
  • newFour Pin Lock Kegs + New O-rings – $100… $25 Each!

    Four Pin Lock Kegs + New O-rings  – $100… $25 Each!

    Set of four used pin lock kegs from Adventures in Homebrewing About: 22-24″ Tall, 9″ Diameter, No Major Dents, Pressure Tested, Heavy Duty SS Kegs Includes new set of o-rings.  Pressure tasted and guaranteed to hold pressure. As of this pos…
    - 11 hours ago Mar 28, 2017 -
  • newReader Tip: 100 Ft – 3/16″ ID Tubing – $11.67 + Free Prime Ship

    Reader Tip: 100 Ft – 3/16″ ID Tubing – $11.67 + Free Prime Ship

    Thanks to HBF Reader Andrew for this tip!  [8 Ways to Connect with HBF] 100 Feet of 3/16″ ID  Tubing by ATP.  FDA Approved and NSF Certified.  3/16″ ID, 5/16″ OD.  Rated for a maximum pressure of 55 PSI. NSF 61 compliant for use in pota…
    - 12 hours ago Mar 28, 2017 -
  • newUsed 5 Gallon Whiskey Barrels – $99 Each + Extra $10 Off When You Buy Two

    Used 5 Gallon Whiskey Barrels – $99 Each + Extra $10 Off When You Buy Two

    5 Gallon Whiskey Barrels from Balcones Distilling in Waco TX.  These barrels are aged with Award Winning Whiskey for a minimum of 6 months.  They are recently dumped and ready to be filled with your homebrew – consider a stout, porter, amber, bro…
    - 12 hours ago Mar 28, 2017 -
  • newEnds Today: 64 oz Stainless Steel, Vacuum Insulated Growler – $23.99 + Free Shipping w/20% Coupon

    Ends Today: 64 oz Stainless Steel, Vacuum Insulated Growler – $23.99 + Free Shipping w/20% Coupon

    64 oz stainless steel growler.  Stainless Steel, double wall vacuum insulated growler.  Made from 304 Stainless Steel.  Trip haul grip handle. 3/28/17 7 AM Central: This is selling for $29.99.  Apply coupon code QBHGOTJP and the price drops 20% t…
    - 13 hours ago Mar 28, 2017 -
  • newHomebrew Tap Handle – Available for Pre-Order

    Homebrew Tap Handle – Available for Pre-Order

    Tapboards has introduced a precision cut laser etched 3d homebrew tap handle.  Dimensions are 1.2 D x 1.9 W x 12 H inches.  As of this posting, this is available for pre-order at $49.99.  Check Tapboards for up to the minute price, description and…
    - 14 hours ago Mar 28, 2017 -
  • newWellington Vineyards Random 6-Pack – $79.99 via Woot

    Wellington Vineyards Random 6-Pack – $79.99 via Woot

    Wellington Vineyards Random 6 Pack.  Choose between All Red or Red & White.  Offering description contains some more information about the wines you’ll receive.   As of this posting wine.woot has this for $79.99 (for 6 bottles). This is a limite…
    - 15 hours ago Mar 28, 2017 -
  • new250 mL Polypropylene Graduated Cylinder – $4.78 + Free Add On Shipping

    250 mL Polypropylene Graduated Cylinder – $4.78 + Free Add On Shipping

    250 mL Graduated Cylinder.  2 mL graduation.  Polypropylene construction.  Polypropylene resists most chemicals.  Polygon shaped base for stability, also prevents rolling if tipped.  Molded spout to reduce drips and spills.  Steam autoclavable…
    - 19 hours ago Mar 28, 2017 -
  • new6 Gallon Glass Carboy – $37.94 + Free Prime Shipping

    6 Gallon Glass Carboy – $37.94 + Free Prime Shipping

    6 Gallon Glass Carboy Fermenter.  Easy to sanitize, does not scratch easily and will not hold odor. 3/27/17 8:15 PM Central: This is selling for $37.94.  That’s just $1.14 off the best historical direct from Amazon price I found. Shipping to mos…
    - 21 hours ago Mar 28, 2017 -
  • new5 x Mangrove Jack’s M44 West Coast Yeast – $19.99

    5 x Mangrove Jack’s M44 West Coast Yeast – $19.99

    Mangrove Jack’s M44 US West Coast Ale Yeast.  I’ve been using M44 for beers that I would normally use US-05 with great results.  This has become my go to dry yeast for pale ales and IPAs. About… “A top fermenting ale strain suitable for Ame…
    - 22 hours ago Mar 28, 2017 -
  • Building A Spunding Valve – Everything in Stock for Build Option 3

    Building A Spunding Valve – Everything in Stock for Build Option 3

    A Spunding Valve allows you to maintain a set pressure.  If pressure in the pressure vessel exceeds the set point, it is expelled. Some homebrewing applications… Pressurized fermentation.  Ferment in a 5 or 10 gallon corny keg and use your Spundi…
    - 1 day ago Mar 27, 2017 -
  • ProTap: Draft Beer, Wine, and Cold Beverage Dispenser on Kickstarter

    ProTap: Draft Beer, Wine, and Cold Beverage Dispenser on Kickstarter

    from ProTap: Introducing ProTap, the at-home refrigerated beverage dispenser that turns YOU into a professional bartender! Why ProTap? Do you wish you could do something different and fun at your next get-together with family and friends?  The ProTa…
    - 1 day ago Mar 27, 2017 -
  • $5 Off All Recipe Kits $30 or more – Pliny, Three Floyd’s Zombie Dust Clone & More

    $5 Off All Recipe Kits $30 or more – Pliny, Three Floyd’s Zombie Dust Clone & More

    As of this posting, Home Brew Supply is discounting all recipes kits priced $30 or more by $5 when you use coupon code 5OFFRECIPE.  Choices include Pliny the Elder, Czar’s Chalice Russian Imperial Stout, the Dank Knight Rises, Krampus IIIPA, Three…
    - 1 day ago Mar 27, 2017 -
  • MoreBeer Sterile Siphon Starter – $14.99

    MoreBeer Sterile Siphon Starter – $14.99

    Sterile Siphon Starter from MoreBeer Sterile Siphon Includes: 26 inch Stainless Racking Cane Red Sediment Reduction Tip Rubber Carboy Blowoff Hood w/White Caps (3, 5, 6, 6.5 Gallon smooth neck) 5′ of 3/8″ ID Vinyl Tubing Stainless Hose Clamp Ster…
    - 1 day ago Mar 27, 2017 -
  • Bel-Art 1.5″ Spinbar Stir Bar – $2.70 + Free Add On Shipping

    Bel-Art 1.5″ Spinbar Stir Bar – $2.70 + Free Add On Shipping

    Bel-Art F37110-0112 Stirring Bar.  38.1mm (about 1.5″)  x 8mm. Use this in combination with an Erlenmeyer Flask and Stir Plate to make a yeast starter.  A stir plate… keeps yeast in constant contact with nutrients, encourages CO2 to off ga…
    - 1 day ago Mar 27, 2017 -

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  • Tap-House Munich

    Tap-House Munich

    Beer BarDate and time reviewed: Wed, 07 Dec 2016 10:35:33 ESTOverall Score: 88.3Selection: 5 | Service: 4.5 | Atmosphere: 3.75 | Food: N/AReviewer: rtupperTap-House Munich would be at home in downtown Washington DC, or London or Worchester, Mass. Doz…
    - Dec 7, 2016 -
  • Unions-Bräu Haidhausen

    Unions-Bräu Haidhausen

    BrewpubDate and time reviewed: Wed, 07 Dec 2016 10:24:54 ESTOverall Score: 56.7Selection: 2 | Service: 3 | Atmosphere: 3.5 | Food: N/AReviewer: rtupperUnions-Braeu closed some time ago. Other reviews are correct in that it seemed an afterthought from…
    - Dec 7, 2016 -
  • Lowes Foods - Little River

    Lowes Foods - Little River

    Beer StoreDate and time reviewed: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 12:07:15 ESTOverall Score: 91.7Selection: 4.75 | Service: 4.75 | Atmosphere: 4.25 | Food: N/AReviewer: BahHumBrewWe first visited about 5 years ago and felt they had a decent craft beer selection at…
    - Dec 4, 2016 -
  • Wicked Weed Brewing

    Wicked Weed Brewing

    BrewpubDate and time reviewed: Thu, 01 Dec 2016 19:21:22 ESTOverall Score: 90.0Selection: 4.5 | Service: 4.5 | Atmosphere: 4.5 | Food: 4.0Reviewer: Curmudgeon"Hops are a wicked and pernicious weed" - so said King Henry VIII.Henry believed hops would…
    - Dec 2, 2016 -
  • Full Moon Brewery

    Full Moon Brewery

    BrewpubDate and time reviewed: Sun, 20 Nov 2016 20:22:27 ESTOverall Score: 90.0Selection: 4.5 | Service: 4.5 | Atmosphere: 4.5 | Food: N/AReviewer: CurmudgeonFull Moon Brewery.....Well, no.It's actually the Lost Colony Brewing...butted up against t…
    - Nov 21, 2016 -
  • Front Street Brewery - NC

    Front Street Brewery - NC

    BrewpubDate and time reviewed: Sun, 20 Nov 2016 20:06:05 ESTOverall Score: 80.0Selection: 3.5 | Service: 4 | Atmosphere: 4.5 | Food: 4.0Reviewer: CurmudgeonWhen in North Carolina (for beer geeks), THE place to go is Ashville, in the Western part of t…
    - Nov 21, 2016 -
  • Palmetto Brewing Company

    Palmetto Brewing Company

    BreweryDate and time reviewed: Sun, 20 Nov 2016 19:43:31 ESTOverall Score: 76.7Selection: 3.5 | Service: 4 | Atmosphere: 4 | Food: 2.0Reviewer: CurmudgeonSouth Carolina is the Palmetto State...so it is logical that someone would create a Palmetto Bre…
    - Nov 21, 2016 -
  • Moon River Brewing Company

    Moon River Brewing Company

    BrewpubDate and time reviewed: Sun, 20 Nov 2016 19:11:27 ESTOverall Score: 66.7Selection: 2.25 | Service: 3.25 | Atmosphere: 4.5 | Food: 4.0Reviewer: Curmudgeon"Moon River...your beer is not too badBut it makes sad, to sayOne Pale Ale...One Brown A…
    - Nov 21, 2016 -
  • Jailbreak Brewing Company

    Jailbreak Brewing Company

    BreweryDate and time reviewed: Thu, 17 Nov 2016 12:30:11 ESTOverall Score: 80.0Selection: 4.25 | Service: 4 | Atmosphere: 3.75 | Food: N/AReviewer: BradThis is a big place in an industrial area. The brewery and tap room are 16,000 sq. ft. The taproo…
    - Nov 17, 2016 -
  • Manor Hill Brewing Co.

    Manor Hill Brewing Co.

    BreweryDate and time reviewed: Thu, 17 Nov 2016 12:28:31 ESTOverall Score: 76.7Selection: 3.75 | Service: 4 | Atmosphere: 3.75 | Food: N/AReviewer: BradManor Hill was a bit of a surprise for me. The beer is good, but I will get back to that. They a…
    - Nov 17, 2016 -

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The Catalyst Fermentation System

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Herculometer Shatterproof Hydrometer

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