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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 […]

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.

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”. […]

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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.

Home-Brew – Secondary Fermentation

There are several advantages to a two stage fermentation process. The first and arguably the most important advantage is that it separates the spent yeast cells from the beer that is being created.

Home-brew – Simple Clarifiers

So, I got the German pils bottled up a few days ago. I am super anxious about this batch. This is the first batch where I used gelatin to clear things up in the bottle.

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