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Pi Beer (Pumpkin Ale Recipe & Mil/Dark Pi Beer Recipe)

Today is March, 14, known in some circles as Pi Day (as in 3/14). In honor of such an auspicious day, here are two suggestions for how to make your very own pi(e) themed beer; Pumpkin...

Beer Making & Note Taking

Remember that awesome beer you made, like, eight months ago? Man it was good. It had everything; perfect balance between a mellow maltiness and the sharp hops, a beautiful color that was actually haze-free...

Did I Kill My Beer?

There are a number of pitfalls that can plague any brewer. Anything from a stalled fermentation to a stuck sparge to a shattered carboy can rear their ugly heads to ruin your day. Luckily...

Why Is My Beer Cloudy?

I have brewed many beers, and every once and a while one would be just a little cloudy. It never bothered me much because the beer still tasted fine, and to me that’s all...

First Wort Hopping

I'm going to talk about a more uncommon form of hop addition, first wort hopping or FWH as you might see it referenced as. There are some interesting things about this technique that make it...

Brewing Clubs: Be A Part of the Brewing Community

I’ll start today’s post with a little insight into my brewing life; for the past four years I have been the president of a brewclub called the Second Best Brewers. We’re small, with...

The Importance of Boiling

To some this article is trivial because you already boil your wort. But there may be some things that you did not know about the boiling process. There are some small kits out there...

Citra Hops

Citra hops are one of the most popular hops out there right now and is personally my favorite hop to brew with. It is a very fruity and citrusy hop that works great for...

Spent Grain Dog Treats

Do you ever wonder what a good way to use all of those spent grains. Mostly I have just tossed them out because I do not have a compost and I previously didn’t really...

Wonders of Mead

Have you ever had a day where you were tired of beer? Me neither, but there have been times where I would have loved something sweet to sip on after a nice day of...