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The importance of naming your homebrew

I recently discovered this gem on the internet… a guide to finding your “Real Ale Name”. Or it could be used to name your next homebrew. So let’s see, I have V, S, June and H. That produces: Clogger’s Smooth Cock Dodger Alright, … Continue reading

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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 Your Own Soda!

It’s so much fun to make beer and wine, and of course I love to enjoy the final product even more. I also have kids who are old enough to understand that I’m making an “adult beverage” but they aren’t … Continue reading

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Mr. Dizo, tear down this wall!

I’m not ashamed to admit that I’m old enough to remember President Reagan standing at the Brandenburg Gate near the Berlin Wall, saying “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!” Well, history has a way of repeating itself, and 27 years … Continue reading

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Be Patient With Your Homebrew!

In my opinion, one of the most important practices for getting the most out of your homebrews is to give them enough time in the bottle. I’m sure this is not what Jim Croce intended when he wrote about “saving time in … Continue reading

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