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BIAB: From Extract To All Grain in $7

Brew In A Bag is kind of a brilliant way to get to All Grain Brewing, if you think about it.  It covers the entire brewing process, it involves the equipment that you probably already have if you’re extract brewing, it’s cost effective, has a smaller footprint, but still doesn’t preclude building your dream system eventually.  And all it takes is a pot big enough to brew in, and a bag big enough to hold grain! This week we’ll talk about the equipment it takes to make the jump from extract to brew in a bag (BIAB), best practices with process and differences vs a more traditional system.
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Converting Beer Recipes to Fit Your System

Converting Beer Recipes to Fit Your System

This week on BrewCranium, we’ll talk all about how to convert your favorite recipes down to your scale, and go through our process for making conversions to get the beer in our glass as close to the beer in our head as possible, while making the recipes reasonable and repeatable!
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How to Homebrew Your Best New England IPA

How to Homebrew Your Best New England IPA

Hazy IPA’s are a big deal, and not only right now, but in general.  This whole new type of IPA has taken America’s favorite beer style, a beer style that while popular, has always been very polarizing, and made it easier to drink, more balanced and just plain JUICY.  This week we’ll explore what malts to use, the most effective hopping techniques, and how to choose the right yeast so you can make your best cloudy beer yet!
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Homebrewing a Cream Ale:  S & M Cream Ale Recipe Kit and Process

Homebrewing a Cream Ale: S & M Cream Ale Recipe Kit and Process

Cream Ale is a very fun, very light beer style that must have been made with BBQ’s and summer’s in mind.  This beer has a lightly sweet grain characteristic that plays so well with the mild spice and fleeting lemon characteristics of late addition Liberty hops.  Quite frankly, if you want something light and easy to drink, as well as something that you can have a few of without behind the drunk guy at your buddy’s BBQ, this is the perfect choice!  This week, we’ll talk about our home brew kit, what’s in a cream ale, where we strayed from the traditional Cream Ale ingredients, and how you can make your own incredible summer favorite!
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Idaho Malt and Idaho 7 Hops S.M.A.S.H. Beer

Idaho Malt and Idaho 7 Hops S.M.A.S.H. Beer

The results are in on Pure Idaho Malt from Great Western Malting!  Check out our process when we test new malts and new hops, and see how our S.M.A.S.H. (Single Malt And Single Hop) beer turned out with Pure Idaho Malt and Idaho 7 hops!
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