Category Archives: Brewing Tips

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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How Utah Changed My Approach To Homebrewing

I grew up in Taylorsville, UT.  It’s a suburb of Salt Lake City, located in the southwestern part of the I-215 loop.  We moved away when I was 12, so youthful innocence prevented me from fully appreciating the genuine absurdity of … Continue reading

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Mashing Grains In A French Press For Yeast Starters

After brewing the Saison earlier this week, I had about a pound of leftover Pilsner malt that was just staring at me.  I didn’t have much use for it, so I was going to simply toss it on the compost … Continue reading

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Better Beer Appreciation Through SMaSH Brewing

  Designing your own custom beer recipe can be one of the most rewarding experiences for a homebrewer.  It’s equal parts art and science.  If you like studying the mechanics that shape the BJCP style guidelines, Ray Daniels has written … Continue reading

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5 Tips for Better Extract Brewing

If you’ve spent any time reading homebrew discussion forums, you’ve no doubt been exposed to the unfortunate myth that extract beers are universally inferior to beers brewed from all-grain.  This idea is what doctors refer to as “bullshit”. It’s true … Continue reading

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