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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,...

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...

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...

Arizona Strong Beer Festival

Spring is a great time to be an Arizonan. Yes we are already experiencing our spring here in Arizona after our long two weeks of slightly winter like weather.  The best part about spring in Arizona,...

Extract Brewing and Crystal Malt

When brewing and extract beer you will usually be adding some specialty grains to the batch. These grains are used to add in specialty flavors like chocolate, rye and honey into your base beer. But they...

How to Make your own Extract Recipe

When I first started out brewing I didn't know a Brew kettle from a fermentation bucket. So I began like most do with an extract beer kit. The beers were turning out good and the instructions...
A Field A Hops In The Sunset

Growing Your Own Hops For Homebrewing

Brewing can be a very personal thing. Homebrew is a product made from scratch using only your own labor and some grain, and I take a lot of pride in having a great...