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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.

Guest Post: Building a 3-Tier Brew Stand

I recently met Gavin Toth, the head manager at Spanky’s Restaurant in Chapel Hill.  Gavin has not only brought a ton of great craft beer to the taps of Spanky’s, he is also an avid home brewer.  Having been brewing for over a year, Gavin decided if he ...

Brewdemo and Scott's Session Series 4: DG's Mild

On Sunday I did a extracting brewing demo at Addison Homebrew Provisions.  I planned it with Eric several months before but it took me a long time to figure out what I wanted to brew.
I toyed around with a bunch of ideas and tried to get some feedback on ...

How Often Do You Brew?

If there is one thing I regret with regards to my brewing history it’s probably not brewing enough. I have written before that the best way to improve as a brewer and make consistently better beer is to brew more often. Nowadays I’m brewing once or twice a ...

Sauerkraut Gose - First Batch Review

Appearance - Hazy golden yellow, very clear pour for the first half of the bottle, all of the haziness came from the bottom half (left lees in bottle though). Next to no head formation though there is light amounts of lacing.Aroma - Sour nose mostly lactic, though there is a small ...

2011 NERHBC Entries

The New England Regional Homebrew Competition is coming up on October 29th.  I think between the two of us, Mike and I have 8 beers to submit.  I think that’s a good number.  I guess the goal is to submit beers to every category.  Until then, I think increasing ...

Parti-Gyle Brewing – Two Beers from One Mash

Parti-Gyle brewing is a method for making more than one batch of beer from a single all grain mash.  It offers tremendous flexibility since you can brew two beers of different gravities, and also add different hops and yeast to create distinct beers from one brewing session. History Parti-Gyle brewing ...

Creating Labels and the Imperial Rhino Stout 2011 Label

The 2011 Imperial Rhino Stout Label
I’ve gotten a few requests to take about the labels I’vecreated for my beers and the process for which I create them.
This isn’t going to be a step by step guide to labelcreation but it will include some insight on ...

Events We’re Attending, Fall 2011

The NChomebrewing blog has now been up for over 2 months (time flies when you’re making homebrew)!  I have had the opportunity to meet and get to know a lot of our readers, as well as a lot of great beer industry folks, beer bloggers, and brewers in the ...

Tasting and Recipe: Cherrywood Smoked Porter

Well screw it: I was going to save this for later but after drinking half a glass of the Calypso Pale Ale, I decided I'd wash my mouth out with something I like a little better. This is a new beer I had not posted a recipe on yet ...

Tasting: Calypso Pale Ale

A tasting of the dry-hopped, all-Calypso pale ale I did recently:
Appearance: Hazy burnished orange, definitely some hop or chill haze going on that I would like to fine out if it were a commercial beer, but which I'm fine with for a homebrew. Fairly resilient head and nice ...