Posts Tagged by hops

Cascade Hop Harvest

When Should You Harvest Hops?

This is my second season of growing hops and I have to say it’s been a strange growing season for sure. This year in addition to the Cascade and Nuggets vines we planted last year we also planted Chinook and Fuggles. I don’t use fuggles very often but my wife likes saying “fuggles” so we […]

Mash-tun False Bottom Assembly

The Right Brewing Equipment Makes All The Difference

I broke down and bought a false bottom and spigot assembly that was made to go in the bottom of my mash-tun and when I mashed my grains today it went off without a hitch. It flowed without even a hint of a clog.

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A Tasty German Pilsner Recipe

A few months ago in the heat of the summer, I was looking to brew something that was a little on the lighter side of the scale. So, I tried my hand at a German Pilsner. I had never made a pilsner so I wanted something relatively simple.

American Pale Ales vs. India Pale Ales

The origins of the “India Pale Ale” dates back to the 18th century. English troops stationed in India were not able to get traditional English pale ales. Due to the long sea voyage and high temperatures these ales would spoil by the time they arrived in India

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