Monthly Archives: August 2011

Not beer, not wine… it’s Skeeter Pee!

Sometimes it’s fun to experiment with fermenting things that you’d never really thought to ferment before. If you haven’t heard of it before, I’d like to introduce you to Skeeter Pee. Don’t let the name turn you off, this is … Continue reading

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You should enter a homebrewing competition

There are several annual homebrewing competitions that go on around the triangle. Many homebrewers, especially newer homebrewers, shy away from them because they worry about not stacking up against the competition. Despite what you might think, entering a homebrew competition … Continue reading

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Bull City = Beer City USA?

According to beer guru Charlie Papazian, Asheville, NC won the title of “Beer City USA” for a second straight year in an annual online poll.  No doubt Asheville is a cool place, like that hip uncle who can steal the … Continue reading

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The gift that keeps on chilling

Christmas in August.  Santa Scott (one of four other Scotts I brew with) brought a homemade wort chiller down my chimney.  Other than its assigned quarters – the shed – Coolio is on the fast track to BFF status.   Copper … Continue reading

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What to do with your spent grain…

We always enjoy the grains that go into our homebrews… but do we really get the most out of them? As if delicious wort wasn’t enough, people use spent grains to make lots of things. Here’s a few ideas you … Continue reading

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