Community Feed

Below is an aggregate of blog posts in the homebrewing community. It is updated regularly during the day. These blogs are a great place to learn about homebrewing and most have recipes of their own. If you write a blog about homebrewing and would like for it to be included please let us know.

GABF 2011 Winners

The winners have been released for the Great American Beer Fest. Click here for the entire list of medals handed out today. Listed below are the Michigan medalist. I also would like to congratulate Brugge Brasserie, one of my favorite small Indiana breweries, for their Super Kitty Fantastico which won ...

Ken Burns’ Prohibition

A TV event that I have been eagerly awating since I heard of it last year starts the first of their three part series this Sunday October 2, 2011 at 8pm. It is a story of a driven minority sucessfully pushing their morality onto the majority. It’s Ken Burns ...

Screwy's Recipe 62 - Screwy's Noble Wheat

This 5 gallon recipe is designed using the Weizen/Wiessbier wheat beer style guidelines for gravity, bitterness and color. It includes Muntons Wheat Dry Malt Extract as the backbone of the recipe with some steeped Crystal 10L for improved head retention and body. I'm targeting the Paulaner Hefe Weizen ...

Bravo Hops

I was looking at hop varieties that people were searching for on our site and there was one variety that had a good number of queries but we hadn’t written a post yet. Today, I bring you a post on Bravo Hops! Developed by the Hopsteiner Breeding Program along ...

Mash Tun Design Series: Sparging and Lautering (part 2)

We’re continuing our series on mash tun design this week.  Last week, John gave us an in-depth look at the container you use for your mash tun.  Once you have selected a container, you will need to outfit it to enable you to rinse your grain, so this week ...

In Progress Tasting

Marshall and I were talking the other day about how if we ever open a brewery we’d probably end up drinking 3/5th of it before it’s finished.  We say this because we find that we're constantly tasting our beers throughout the brewing process.  I can't ...

Wet Hopped Peach Amber Tasting

Brewing a “local” beer for the homebrewing class I taught was a lot of fun. It gave me an excuse to try a couple techniques that I might not have otherwise (bittering with homegrown hops and adding peaches to the end of the boil). I really didn't have a ...

A Craft Beer Lover’s Guide to Monroe County

It can be tough to live in a small town that seemingly doesn’t care for craft beer as a whole. At least as a resident you know where to go for good beer but what is a visitor to do? There are a lot of good sites that will ...

Local Homebrew Shop

Support your local homebrew shop (or LHBS).  That is a common statement I hear sometimes.  I like the spirit of the saying for sure, but I think I have met the end of my time at my local shop.  Wednesday I went to my local shop and I was pleasantly ...

Picture Post: The Hopback

In this picture post I want to share a photo I took recently at a commercial brewery of hot wort being transferred into a hopback. The use of the hopback in a commercial brewery is to impart hop aroma, from an addition of whole leaf hops immediately after being transferred ...