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Home Brewing Blog Posts on BrewCranium

  • Theory of Distilling Volume 2:  What Makes a Wash
    November 30, 2022

    Theory of Distilling Volume 2: What Makes a Wash

    In our first installment of the Theory of Distillation, we painted a broad brush over types of stills, using quality ingredients, the different parts of a run, and basic terminology.  If you want to brush up, give Theory of Distilling Volume 1:  Basic Ingredients and Process a quick read!

    For volume 2, we’re going to focus on recipe formulation, get specific about each type of wash, and the difference that your yeast makes so that you have a better idea of how to move forward and make whatever amazing concoction that you want!  Let’s get started!

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  • Briess malting phases
    March 27, 2022

    Getting Started in Recipe Formulation Vol. 3: All of the Malts

    Malted barley is rightfully known as the soul of beer.  Malt will determine your sugar content and drive malty flavors like biscuit, cracker, toffee and caramel, to name a few.  The question is how do you decide which malts are the best when you’re building a recipe?  This week on BrewCranium, we’ll dive into choosing malt when building your home brew recipe and give you some guidelines to help you along the way.
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  • Getting Started in Recipe Formulation Part 2 - Conceptualization and Yeast
    February 25, 2022

    Getting Started in Recipe Formulation Part 2 - Conceptualization and Yeast

    New beer ideas usually start with hanging out with your homebrew friends, sharing beers and spitballing ideas.  Hey, have you tried that new local brewery’s helles?  Have you ever made one?  Some of the best beers, and the most fun, have been conceptualized over beers with friends.  This week, we’ll talk about bringing that concept to reality, starting with the yeast!
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BrewSummary Brew Journal

  • Experimental Hops HBC-586 Brew Day and Science
    September 14, 2022

    Experimental Hops HBC-586 Brew Day and Science

    What are Experimental Hops HBC 586 all about?  Apparently big fruit flavors and lots of versatility.  Let's find out together!  Here you'll find the full specs on this new and exciting hop variety, as well as the recipe and hop schedule we'll be using to put them through their paces and see what they're all about!

     

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  • BrewWorkshop Brewing Education Cheat Sheet
    September 9, 2022

    BrewWorkshop Brewing Education Cheat Sheet

    Welcome to what will soon become your favorite reference page on our website!  We link to ALL of the info, help you with what questions to ask, and give you all of the resources you need to just make a great beer or expand your brewing education to take your beer to the next level!  Check it out!
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  • Cranberry Hemp Apple Cider
    January 2, 2021

    Cranberry Hemp Apple Cider

    The purpose of this BrewSummary was to find out if using cider and fruit puree instead of water with Vintner’s Best Hemp Wine would yield a better, more alcoholic product than just following the instructions on the wine base.  See how it came out, and make your own!
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