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Are you a Beer Guru?

Probably. But, who knows? I have been a fan of craft beer since the mid 90’s when I was first introduced to a style of beer called “India Pale Ale”. You’ve probably heard of it ;-). Anyway, soon after that I started homebrewing. I bought my first extract kit and the rest is history. So, […]

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Brew Beer…Compete!

So, I’m struggling getting this post started. Why? Well, I’ll tell you. As most of you know last Wednesday was the opening (and closing) of the National Homebrewers Competition (NHC). I know it seems benign enough but for a lot of homebrewers it’s a stressful time. First, you plan out your schedule so that your […]

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An Overview of Beersmith Brewing Software

Beersmith brewing software is probably the single best purchase that I have made to improve my homebrew. It is relatively inexpensive and easy to use. It’s great for novice as well as the expert. And on sale for 25% until June 17, 2012. See details below. In the video below I give you an overview […]

Black IPA

A Homebrewer’s Early Christmas

Well, when it comes to homebrewing, the last few weeks have not been great. It started off well enough with three well packaged bottles of my black IPA being sent off to San Diego for the final round of the American Homebrewers Association’s National Homebrewer Competition. So far, so good. The submittal deadline was June […]

AHA Competition – Moving On!

Well, I sent in a one of my black IPA beers to the American Homebrewers Association National Homebrew Competition. This is the first competition I’ve ever entered and I did it at the insistence of my wonderful wife. I did it in hopes of getting some helpful tips on how to make the beer better. […]

New Look…

If you came here looking for The Weekend Homebrewer you’ve come to the right place. I ran into a little confusion with me my local homebrew store The Weekend Brewer. I thought that might happen at some point. I’d been kicking around the idea of changing the name of the site and removing some of […]

All Grain Home Brew Equipment

My First Attempt at All-Grain Brewing

I have been toying with the idea of brewing an all grain beer for a while. For one reason or another I just couldn’t put all the hours together at one time to get it done. Well, I finally got a weekend with no Hokie football, no Redskin football, no traveling and no “honey do’s”. […]

Homebrew crew- Blacksburg Brew Do

Blacksburg Brew Do!

A trip to Blacksburg to visit friends and participate in the Blacksburg Brew Do. Home brew and craft beer all weekend.

Hello! Welcome to the Weekend Homebrewer!

In this blog I hope to share some of my experiences as a weekend homebrewer

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