Author Archives: Ryan G.

Things I’ve Learned From Working in a Brewery

For the last two and a half years, I’ve worked in a brewery.  I don’t talk about it much because this is a homebrewing blog, and I don’t want my posts and discussions to stray into the world of commercial … Continue reading

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Overcoming Homebrew Bottling Exasperation

I really don’t like bottling my beer.  It’s quite literally my least favorite part of the homebrewing process.  It’s repetitive, tedious, and storing bottles takes up a lot of space. I genuinely look forward to buying a kegging system and … Continue reading

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Homebrew Bottling Woes: A Haiku

I hate you, bottles. All the cool kids are kegging. This takes way too long.

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Safbrew S-33 Dry Ale Yeast: First Impressions

I’ve mentioned before that I’m a fan of dry yeasts.  I know a lot of homebrewers think dry yeasts are inherently inferior to the various liquid offerings from Wyeast and White Labs. But I’m not one of those guys.  I’ve … Continue reading

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Homebrew Hooligans Facebook Page

A few weeks ago, our Facebook page inexplicably vanished.  I’m sure this was a source of deep tension and frustration for all seven of our “Likers”.  I’m happy to announce that everything is back to normal. If you haven’t Liked … Continue reading

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New Mash Paddle

Ever since I started doing all-grain batches, I’ve been using a giant plastic spoon to stir my mash.  While it works fine, it just doesn’t feel as authentic.  So I decided I would try to find a basic wooden paddle, and … Continue reading

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Viking Mead: Ragnarök Not Included

Other than writing a report on Erik the Red in the 3rd grade and owning Led Zeppelin’s entire catalog, I’m not well versed in the rich traditions of Viking Age Norse culture.  In addition to the oft cited raping and … Continue reading

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