Author Archives: Scott M.

No drinking while homebrewing! Is this even legal?

“I’m not thinking straight, why did I have that wine cooler last month?” – Ned Flanders I’ve always adhered to the immortal words of Charlie Papazian while homebrewing, “Relax, don’t worry, have a homebrew.” But then, something crazy happened which threatened … Continue reading

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Mental Health Brew Day

Reading Kyle’s post of brewing at work made me jealous. For the 99% of us for whom this is not an option I offer a new suggestion: take a day off from work to homebrew. Why cram your brew session … Continue reading

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The World Beer Festival buffet: Drink Like a Champion Today!

When our family goes to an all-you-can-eat buffet, at least one of our sons makes the quintessential rookie mistake: loading up on bread. When I ask why he’s not piling his plate full of steak or seafood (both of which … Continue reading

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The 5-Gallon Disappearing Act

Remember when you bottled your first five-gallons of beer? Seemed like enough brew to last a lifetime. You created so much beer; it may have inspired you to conjure up a name for your home brewery. Nowadays, if I don’t … Continue reading

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Clear beer here! Thank you, gelatin

After about a decade of homebrewing – both extract and all-grain – I now want that perfect look I see after emptying contents of many bottles and cans into my glass. I want that golden clarity. I want clear beer. … Continue reading

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