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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.

First Attempt at a Rye Ale

I'll be the first to admit I don't know much about this beer style other than I like it very much. I've only tried three; Zerodegrees RyePA, London Brick and Founders Reds Rye which was easily the best of the three.I looked up a few Rye ...

How do you usually brew?

Mashing Extract - 11% Partial-Mash - 14% All Grain Single Infusion - 59% All Grain Step Infusion - 14% All Grain Decoction - 6% Sparging Fly Sparge - 24% Batch Sparge - 66% No-sparge (BIAB) - 10% 427 Responses I'm always amazed by the huge variety of ways in which homebrewers accomplish the same basic tasks.  One ...

Preparations For The Brewing Duel

Over the past few days, these Brew Dudes have been making preparations for the epic brewing duel that is happening on Sunday, June 5th. Mighty yeast starters have been crafted. Questions about burners, kettles, propane, and scales have been asked. Allusions to gypsum have been made causing head scratches and ...

taking it for a spin

Roasting a chicken on the grill has never been a real problem, but I always felt that it could be done better. The skin was never crisp enough, some parts were more juicy than others, and you have to tend the meat quite a lot. I wanted better results with ...

Cleaning and Re-Building my Brew Tower

The last couple of brews I have noticed that my B3 tower was looking a little "Beat-up"  So with the addition of my Cam-Locks I decided to do a teardown and complete rebuild. I got a couple of brass wire wheels and some sand paper and went to town on ...

Cheese & Beer Dinner - CCBW 2011

Whew - we survived another American Craft Beer Week! The Illinois Craft Brewer's Guild always puts together a week full of great events right here in Chicago for the occasion. Of course, we couldn't resist hitting up a few of the events, so you'll get a rundown here ...

Joe Bair's 'Princeton Homebrew' LBHS

Located just off of Route 29 in Trenton, New Jersey at 208 Sanhican Drive, is Joe Bair's Princeton Homebrew LHBS, easily recognizable by the long green hop vines that stretch from sidewalk to rooftop. On a beautiful Fall day you'll find the front door wide open just past ...

English Barleywine Recipe - DCHB Anniversary Beer

DC Homebrewers (now in its third year) quickly established a great meeting format, but we are still lacking activities outside of our monthly get-togethers.  After the success of the Smoked Stout brew day we had at my house last winter for the anniversary of the club, we decided to try ...

Sour Cider Tasting

Late in 2009 I "brewed" my fourth annual batch of cider, it was fermented with hefe weizen yeast plus a variety of souring microbes from the slurry of our first barrel aged beer.  Without the unfermentables of a beer I expected a light tartness at most, with more funk (I ...

Homebrewing: It's in My Latvian Blood

I was recently leafing through some of the memoirs written by my grandfather, who was from Latvia. Though most of the memoirs are in Latvian and have yet to be translated, there was a particularly interesting passage describing his obligatory entry into Latvian military in 1928.  He had been selected ...