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Home Brewed Scottish Ale

Tasting The Home Brewed Scottish Ale

The Scottish ale was poured today for the first time. It poured perfectly, with just an inch and a half of head on the first pour out of the keg. It was conditioned...
Home Brewed Beers

From Recipe to Beer: Knowing How Your Beer Will Turn Out

As a homebrewer you need to be able to look at recipes and have an idea of how they will end up tasting, otherwise you are playing an expensive guessing game. The first concept,...
Beer Cooling Coil

Build a Cooling Coil for $30 or Less

Cooling coil Build This is a quick and easy way to make a cooling coil for under $30. This tool is to aid you in the important step of cooling the wort.  It comes in...

Home Brewing Equipment: The Essentials

When discussing brewing equipment I like to put things in three categories: there are things you need, there are things you kind of need (you don’t absolutely need them but most people will tell...

How To Talk Like a Brew Master

AKA: How To Be Like Sam Calagoine. (The founder of Dogfish Head Beer) When I was starting out brewing, I found that one of the hardest parts was that I did not understand the terminology. Whether...

Home Brewing Terminology Worksheet

www.HomeBrewingBlog.com Terminology Worksheet Download a Printable PDF of This Worksheet Everyone wants to be a successful brewer and have their beer taste amazing. Learning the terminology is an important part of that process which is why we...

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...

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...

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...
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....