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Our favorite beer and wine recipes

Hop AAUs, or “Homebrewing, why do you make me do math?”

I recently picked up a recipe from Brew Your Own for a SMaSH pale ale. In the ingredient list, it called for 12 AAU of Citra (1 oz @ 12% alpha acid), not a weight. This was new to me and … Continue reading

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MAKE: Beer

DIY: Follow the Recipe Not too long ago, being a DIY person meant that you spent your weekends shopping at Home Depot or Lowes and you were handy with tools around the house. Or maybe you were good at working … Continue reading

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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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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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SMaSH Brewing

My brewing friends and I have three solid years of brewing under our belts (literally), but we had only used extract.  We just recently made the rite-of-passage switch to all-grain brewing, and it was a glorious thing.  I was excited … Continue reading

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Cheap Apple Hooch

Not too long ago, I came across this ThinkGeek DIY Juice to Alcohol kit while browsing reddit.  At first, I thought this was absolutely ridiculous.  Let’s get some things straight first.  There is no way this works in 48 hours.  It … Continue reading

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Apple cider meets farting rhinos

I’ve been amazed at how many people recently have been asking about making hard cider.  I did some researching and discovered that it’s really not that hard at all.  Does this sound familiar? [This is where you’ll want to cue … Continue reading

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