Are Aged Hops Good For Brewing Beer?

They say aged hops are cheesy… and that they are great for Lambics… … but I’ve been reading up on hops and have found that brewers have actually use aged hops for non-Lambics… There is a lot of information on brewing with aged hops when it comes to Lambics, but not so much when it…

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Christmas Ale Homebrew Review

The holidays are just around the corner and if you’re like me, you already have family coming together… I had to sneak out and make a quick video for this week’s newsletter… just a little review of the Christmas ale I brewed last year… (aged over a year now) Well, it is indeed good and…

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How to Collect and Re Use Yeast

Many brewers search endlessly for that one secret that will magically make them the world’s best brewer… after brewing for years I’ve found that there isn’t one single thing that transformed my brews… Improving my brews has been a matter of practice and putting together various different techniques to brew… which is what I teach…

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Brewing Lager Beers (Going Back To Basics)

Becoming a master requires becoming a life long learner… … and that sometimes means going back to basics… If there is one thing that has advanced my brewing knowledge at a rapid pace is re-visiting topics I think I already know… There is nothing like having a new set of eyes to look at things……

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Yeast Experiment

Ever been told “You can’t do that!”… and in the back of your mind say: well maybe you can’t, but I will… That seems to happen a lot with homebrewing… You can’t leave the beer in the primary or you’ll get autolysis… You can’t aerate hot wort or you’ll get hot side aeration… You can’t…

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Happy Thanksgiving + Pumpkin Ale Review

Thank You! This Thanksgiving I am thankful for a lot of things, but this year, I am thankful to have someone like you reading my brewing newsletters… Believe it or not it does mean a lot to me… When I first started posting videos, I didn’t know if anyone would ever watch them or listen…

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How to Brew a Brown Porter

There are some beers you just can’t get at home… at least not the true to style beers… Brown Porters is one of those beers… Like most exports, brown porters tend to pick up a bit of oxidation on its way to the States, and the only way you’ll be able to taste a good…

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Brewing a Brown Porter

As winter approaches (if I am allowed to call “Arizona’s average high’s of 63 °F weather” winter)… I think it’s time to start brewing some nice darker and heavier beers… lagers too, especially bocks… I do want to brew an ale or two before switching to lagers and I have in mind a Brown Porter……

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The Perfect Beer World Roundup

First off I want to thank everyone who participated on this month’s session the perfect beer world… I must say that this was a great learning experience and a great post to become aware of the problems beer drinkers face in different parts of the world… For many it should help appreciate what you have…

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Improving my Pumpkin Beer Recipe

I was once told that water at 99 °C would froth and shake a bit and was good for making teas, coffee, etc… but it was practically useless when it came to making steam… At 100 °C, water could power up a steam engine or an entire electric plant… The difference is 1 °Degree… ……

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