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Getting Started Brewing My Own Beer

Posted on January 18, 2011 by

It’s finally here! My first e-book and you bet your ass it was about beer! What else would it be about? Birds? Seriously though, this has been a bit of a journey for me. When I started to think about brewing my own beer over 2 years ago, I was nervous, didn’t want to spend the money, had no idea what I was in for and had no one to really…

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How To Rehydrate Yeast

Posted on July 6, 2010 by

Your house smells of a fantastic brew, boiling a way in your kettle. Your primary is awaiting the glorious pour of freshly brewed wort and you are anxiously awaiting pitching your yeast and watching fermentation take off. What, wait…your smack pack is not inflating or you accidentally knocked your starter over and spilled all of your yeast on…

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How To Use A Hydrometer

Posted on April 5, 2010 by

What the heck is this little do-hicky that came with my homebrewing starter kit and what does it do, and WORST yet, how the hell do I use it? This interesting little tool is called a hydrometer and comes in real handy for beginner, novice, advanced and expert homebrewers. The hydrometer has two main purposes. It tells you when your beer is done…

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How to Clean Bottles For Your Homebrew

Posted on March 23, 2010 by

Bottle cleaning for your homebrew can be a tedious process and really no matter how you cut it, it is going to be a time commitment. I know when I was a beginner, I was wondering how I could save all these bottles I was drinking of craft brew for my homebrew. I started with some Dawn and water and spent a lot of time scrapping labels off with…

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How to Siphon Beer

Posted on March 4, 2010 by

Siphoning Wort Into a Fermenter Siphoning wort into a fermenter can be a really difficult task for people new to brewing beer. Transferring beer or wort is a delicate process because you are now in a temperature zone that you really want to protect from outside bacteria. That means that every time you open your beer up to the air or stick…

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