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Homebrewing – Northern Brewer English Pale Ale

Posted on June 29, 2010 by

I hate to admit it, but it has been 2 months since the last brew. A lot has been going on and I just fell off the wagon for a few. However, my stash is diminishing quickly, especially since my Extra Pale Ale has come to be one of the best tasting beers I’ve ever made. I find myself drinking more of it than I should, nightly… So Sunday brought…

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Homebrewing: Northern Brewer Imperial Stout

Posted on April 19, 2010 by

Today’s brew day taught me two very important lessons that I will never forget or take for granted again. Aside from making a very large mess all over my house, including the driveway, it was a very productive day, yielding me 54 more soldiers to drink and a bubbling fermenter with an Imperial Stout from Northern Brewer in it within 3 hours of…

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American Ale 1056 vs American Ale II 1272

Posted on April 12, 2010 by

One of the aspects of homebrewing that I like the most is the encouragment of experimentation and creativity. I hear it over and over when I talk to homebrewers. “I did this and this to that and built this to do something and so on.” The creativity of homebrewing is one of the main draws I have to it. One of the best parts about creativity and…

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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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Homebrewing – Northern Brewer Scottish 60

Posted on April 3, 2010 by

The Traveling Wortbury’s, the group I brew a bit of beer with, gathered this past weekend for some beer, food, brewing and good ole hang out time. We usually brew at Jay’s house, but today we were over at Marty’s where we decided with it finally becoming spring time, we would brew right outside of the garage. Needless to say, it was a great time…

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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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