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Home Brewing Recipe: Scottish Ale (extract)

Home Brewing Recipe: Scottish Ale (extract) Recipe Type: Scottish Ale Author: Jamie OG hits around 1.054 and FG should be around 1.015 giving you a 5.1% beer. It comes in around 16.6 IBU’s and is medium...

The $30 Mash Tun

The $30 mash tun To begin, a mash ton is a vessel that you use to extract the sugars from the grains used to make beer. In all cases a mash ton steeps the grain...
Rye IPA Recipe

Home Brewing Recipes: Rye IPA

  Home Brewing Recipes: Rye IPA Recipe Type: Rye IPA Author: Jamie This beer sits right around 70 IBU and 8% alcohol. It has pronounced citrus aroma. The flavor is also very citrusy with some herbal notes. The...

Basic Intro Into All Grain Brewing

I have often had many different people approach me who are interested in All Grain Brewing, but are scared that it is too complicated, expensive and time consuming for them to actually do it....

How To Properly Pour A Beer

I admit that having an entire tutorial on pouring beer seems a little foolish at first. After all, you've been pouring beer since you were seventeen and snuck off to the garage with a...

Home Brewing: Making a Yeast Starter

Making yeast starters is one of the easiest steps a beginning brewer can take to start improving on the quality of their beer. If you're wondering why you need to make a starter, pay close...

Home Brewing: Hop Additions

One of the qualities that stands out between different styles of beer is the bitterness of the beer.  This can be measured in IBU’s or International bittering units. The IBU measurement goes from 0...

All Grain Brewing Isn’t as Scary as You Think

Don’t let all grain brewing intimidate you! Brewing Beer can be as simple or as complicated as you make it, whether you are an extract brewer or an all grain brewer. The fact is...
Home Brewing Keggle

Brewing On A Budget: Keggle Build

This is a great way to trade some elbow grease for cash or even some beer ingredients by saving money on your brewing equipment. This first tip for brewing on a budget is how to...

Some Thoughts On Mashing

There are many ways to mash your grains. You can do a shorter or longer mash, different temperatures, rest lengths or multiple rests at different temperatures. You can mash in a pot on your...