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Homebrewing with Yeast Starters:  How and Why

Homebrewing with Yeast Starters: How and Why

Yeast is one of THE most important components in our beer.  It decides the overall balance of the finished beer, which qualities will be enhanced and suppressed, and easily accounts for 80% of the overall flavor profile of your beer.  The question is, why wouldn’t we want to make sure that these guys are being pampered?! This week, we will talk about what’s happening in your yeast starter, how to properly calculate cells like the pros, go over how easy this extra step is, and how much it adds to each of your beers!
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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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Going Pro:  The Road from Homebrew To Craftbrew

Going Pro: The Road from Homebrew To Craftbrew

Ever wonder what it takes to get big and go pro with your homebrew?  This week we talk about some of the differences and similarities over homebrewing and probrewing, what it takes to start a craft brewery, and some of the hurdles!
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Homebrewing a Cryogenic IPA

Homebrewing a Cryogenic IPA

I’m sure you’ve noticed that we’ve been putting in a lot of research and emphasis on Cryohops lately, and it’s no surprise to find how incredibly useful and efficient they are at adding extra flavors and aromas into your finished...

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Building a Mash Tun with Style

Building a Mash Tun with Style

We're sure you've seen our awesome video about Converting your Cooler into a Mash Tun, but we wanted to go into some more detail about the parts we use, why we use them, and how to use these parts for a keg as well!
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