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.

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 ...

Revolution Hops

I started seeing this variety available for purchase at a number of online homebrewing shops.  Revolution hops are grown by the Rogue Brewery in their own hopyards.  They are GYO certified – grow your own. Revolution was the first variety they harvested this year according to their crop report.  If you ...

Stone Ruination IPA Double Dry Hopped with Centennial and Citra

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I stopped by Stone Brewing to pick up a growler fill of 2009 Old Guardian for an upcoming trade.  While there I stopped by the cold case and was pleasantly surprised to find bottles of Stone Ruination IPA Double Dry Hopped with Centennial and Citra Hops.  As part of ...

Head Retention with The Pope of Foam – BeerSmith Podcast 23

Beer foam and head retention are the topics for this week’s podcast with Dr Charles Bamforth, the Anheuser-Busch endowed Professor of Brewing Science at the University of California, Davis.  Known as “the Pope of Foam”, Charlie has been studying beer foam since 1979.  He provides a complete overview of ...

Science of Beer Event Recap

Last week, the Museum of Life and Science in Durham hosted a “Museum AfterHours” event about the science of beer.  It was a great event that not only featured all of the great North Carolina breweries, but also a few home brewing organizations, and several stations demonstrating different scientific aspects ...

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Mead Ingredients Ordered

It’s about time to start up another brew log.  This time, it’s the start of my first mead. I am going to attempt to make this raspberry mead or melomel following the recipe and procedure I put together earlier this year. Although I had plans to go to ...

Brewing Fire-Pit Gruit

While the basic steps that go into brewing haven't changed much over the 6,000+ year history of the beverage, the ingredients and equipment certainly have. As a result, the beverage we call beer today doesn't share much in common with what was being brewed and drank 1 ...