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Mobile Layout

We often find ourselves needing to check the recipes while at the store getting ingredients. Previously the site worked in a mobile browser but it was really hard to read. Today we've deployed a new layout which works much better on mobile devices. Compare the layouts below:

Full Desktop

Desktop Screenshot

Mobile

Mobile Screenshot

What do you need to do to make it work? Nothing. This the same site with all the same content just made to fit better on smaller screens.The site adapts to your device width using techniques for responsive web design.

This has been a change we've been ...

The Little Server That Will

Saturday, I attended the research hop yard in Raleigh, NC and had the opportunity to take in a wealth of information about growing hops and meet many homebrewers. A stack of business cards were left by the sign in sheets and almost all of them were taken. Sure enough, our little server that could started to stumble later that evening. There was a period of about 30 minutes when our monitoring services were sporadically seeing the site as down.

This is good news and bad news. It means that my efforts to promote the site were successful. The bad news ...

The Need for Mead

Recently we added cider and perry styles and continuing on that trend we've added mead styles. You might have heard of mead if you read Beowulf but you might not have ever tried it. If you don't know mead is a honey wine. Often it is made with fruit and it can be made with spices as well. Some meads are sweet and some are dry. They can range in alcohol from your typical beer to a wine.

You don't need to be a hero of the Geats to make or enjoy mead. If you have the ...

Cider and Perry Styles

Brewing beer is fun and delicious but sometimes you just need a change of pace. Making cider takes much of the same equipment as making beer. It some ways it is easier and can be just as delicious. We know some of you already love to make cider so we are here to help you share those great recipes and track your cider making.

Previously you could not add these recipes to the site because there were no appropriate styles to choose for your recipe. We've now added cider and perry styles for you to choose from and use ...

New English Templates

It's been awhile since we've added some new recipe templates but we slowly added recipe templates for some common English styles. If you aren't sure how to use the recipe templates check out the original post about them or watch the video to see how easy they are to use. The styles we've added are:

You can brew the recipe as is or you can use it ...