Category: Basics

Oompa loompa brewing

Why do we….?

Have you ever asked yourself or been asked questions like “why do you mash your grains?” or “why do you aerate your wort?”. Me too. So I put together a short article that answers a few of these basic questions. This is not meant to be a chemistry tutorial. Just a few simple reasons for […]

Beer Judge Certification Program

Learning the Art of Beer Tasting – Part 1

Have you ever wanted to learn the ins and outs of beer tasting? If you are reading this post I assume that answer is yes. Well, me too… I have been homebrewing for a while now but have never really picked up the art of being able to taste and describe beer accurately or consistently. […]

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Home Brewing… Is it worth it?

Once people find out that I brew my own beer the first questions they ask are “do you really save money brewing your own beer?” and  “Is it worth it?”.  Although my process and strategy have evolved over time, the answer it is always pretty much the same. And that is “yes and no”. Yes…you […]

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5 Tips To Improve Your Homebrew Without Breaking the Bank

We all want to brew better beer right? Well, there are plenty of gadgets and tools out there to help you accomplish this task and a lot of it will cost you a significant amount of dough. Now, while I would encourage you to always buy top quality equipment, it is not necessary to tap […]

New Homebrewers – Lose the anxiety

Getting started brewing beer might seem overwhelming at first but you can easily get your arms around it if you break it into a few steps. As you become more comfortable with the beer brewing process you will want to start experimenting with different things.

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