Home Brewing

  • Common Homebrewing Problems And How To Fix Almost All Of Them
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    -+*Even if you avoided making any mistakes, sometimes there’s still problems in the finished product. I’ve had beers that didn’t carbonate, poured a bottle of beer into a pint glass and saw mold and lots of other random, but not fun problems. Some of the issues I could’ve prevented, others not so much. Either way, […]

  • Top 13 Beginner Brewing Mistakes
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    -+*I’ve made more than my fair share of homebrewing mistakes, luckily most were fixable or at least didn’t end up as a disaster. Here’s a list of the most common homebrewing mistakes that beginners make, based on my own mistakes and what I’ve learned talking to other homebrewers. Okay, mostly my mistakes, but you get […]

  • It’s Getting Hot In Here: The Boil
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    -+*My favorite part of the making beer process (besides tasting the final product) is probably the boil. It’s when I get to play the mad scientist adding all sorts of ingredients to make a magical tasting beverage. Of course there is a little bit of an order and process to the madness. So why exactly […]

  • My Homebrewing Mistakes And Mishaps
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    -+*And What You Can Learn From Them Did your homebrewed beer not come out exactly how you wanted? Or even worse did your beer end up being undrinakble? Don’t worry you’re not alone. Just about every homebrewer that I’ve met have made more than a few mistakes. Most of the time those mistakes turn into […]

  • Making Wort
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    -+*What Is Wort? The simple answer is that wort (pronounced wert, kind of like dirt) is the unfermented liquid, that will turn into beer after the yeast are added. How Do I Make Wort? In extract brewing, wort is made by adding water and liquid or dry malt extract. Then the wort is brought to […]

  • The Not So Sexy Side Of Homebrewing: Cleaning And Sanitizing
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    -+*What To Clean And Sanitize? The short answer is everything. Okay, I’d suppose you’d like to know more than that. You should clean all of your homebrewing equipment before you use it on brew day or bottling day. Then clean it again after you’re done. It may seem kind of redundant to clean it that […]

  • Book Review: Home Brewing with BeerSmith
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    -+*For Christmas my awesome fiancee bought me a Kindle Fire. Since then, I’ve been reading books on it left and right. One of the books that I’ve read is Home Brewing with BeerSmith: How to Brew and Design Great Beer at Home by Bradley J Smith, PhD. If you don’t have a Kindle, don’t worry, […]

  • Protect Your Beer From The Evil Forces That Want To Ruin It
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    -+*Why Do I Need To Clean And Sanitize While Homebrewing? The simple answer is that you need to sanitize and clean your equipment to protect from microorganisms that want to ruin your beer. Microorganisms like bacterial and wild yeast love wort, in the same way that beer making yeast does. The evil microorganisms can do […]

  • How To Use Coffee In Your Next Homebrew
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    -+*I don’t think it’s a secret that I love coffee, just as much as I love beer, so it’s only natural that I want combine my two favorite beverages when I homebrew. I couldn’t wait to add coffee a beer that I was making, in fact the second beer that I homebrewed had coffee in […]