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For the First Time Since Prohibition, Homebrewing is Legal Across America

Today is July 1st, and besides being the first day of a short work week we’re all riding out to get to the fireworks, barbecue and beer, it also marks a significant milestone for homebrewers. Today, a law legalizing homebrewing goes into effect in Mississippi, which was the last bastion of backwards brewing bans.  That […]

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Sell Homebrew for $1,200 a Bottle in Three Easy Steps!

Do YOU want to make $64,000 for a batch of home brewed beer?  Sure, we all do! But HOW, you ask, will I become WEALTHY and ATTRACTIVE by brewing beer in my spare time? Well, you’ve come to the right place for the answer! For the low-low price of $19.99, Jimco Industries will reveal the […]

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Buffalo Wild Wings Hates On Homebrewers

I was watching the Jets game last night (because suffering is a big part of being a Jets fan), when a commercial came on for Buffalo Wild Wings. They’ve been running a series of ads during football games, all showing people having a great time watching “the game” at theis fried chicken parts emporium, while […]

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The Weirdest Beer I’ve Had That Didn’t Suck

I’m writing an article for the Today Show about Mamma Mia Pizza Beer, an ale brewed with tomatoes and pizza spices.  While it’s certainly a gimmick, it’s also a wonderfully weird brew. I’m saving my full review for later, but I’ll clue in on how it ends – the beer didn’t suck.  And it got […]

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Whatcha Drinkin’ this Weekend, Pumpkin?

Well I guess I gave away my answer in the title. 🙂 I’m going to load up on pumpkin beers for the weekend, as I’m doing a roundup of these seasonal delights for that other place I write for. I figure the timing is right, as these beers won’t be on shelves forever, and shouldn’t […]

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Homebrew Question: What’s the Most Important Batch You’ve Ever Brewed?

Homebrewing for special occasions is more common than I thought.  I realized this as I started doing research (which should be a four letter word) for this week’s Today Show article, which is all about guys who homebrewed for their own weddings (you can find it here). I stayed on the topic of brewing for […]

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Infographic: Homebrew is Cheaper than Gasoline, Mine Tastes Like It

The gang over at Keg Works have sharpened their pencils, done some math and made something purdy.  The created an infographic exploring the cost of gas versus the cost of beer.  As it turns out, homebrew is cheaper than gasoline, but Labatt’s Blue costs more per gallon.  Good to know. Of course if you ever […]

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Northern Brewer’s Holiday Gift Guide Video is Reading my Mind

. Every once in a while you see something that makes you feel totally transparent, like someone is looking right through your skull into the inner working of your feeble little mind.  That’s just what happened to me when I watched this video from homebrew supply mecca Northern Brewer.  It’s just a marketing video full […]

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Colorado Home Brew Mistaken for Meth Lab

It seems like you can’t throw a can of Old Chub in Colorado without hitting a beer geek, but an incident in Colorado Springs on Monday shows us just how small the world of craft beer nerditry really is.

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Homebrew Questions: Skipping Secondary and Tinfoil Airlocks

Lately, I’ve been too “busy” (a nice way of saying “lazy”) to keep up with the beers I have in primary fermentation.  I also broke a plastic airlock trying to pry it free from a stubborn bung, leaving me short this key piece of equipment.  This remarkable combination of laziness and manual inadequacy has led […]

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The Problem with Having a Beer Tap in the House

I enjoy brewing beer, but I detest bottling it, so for my latest batch of home brew I tried something new.  Instead of filling dozens of bottles of beer, I purchased a Tap-A-Draft system from Northern Brewer and filled two 6 liter plastic bottles instead.  It was simple, but now I have a problem – […]

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Homebrew Question: Extract Kits Versus All-Grain?

I cracked into my latest homebrew last night, a clone of Bells Two Hearted Ale, and I have to say it kind of sucks.  It’s not awful like the Wheat I brewed last year, but it’s deeply mediocre.  It has me questioning why I bother brewing beer at all – why put so much time […]

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Homebrew Question: How Many Boils Per Tank?

I’m hoping to NOT find this out the hard way.  I homebrew with a standard 20 pound propane tank fueling a Bayou Burner Classic (sexy, I know!) and I’m trying to figure out when I should refill the tank. 

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Homebrew Questions: Fermenting in Buckets and Where to Buy Kits

I brewed again this past weekend.  This time it was an Imperial Stout that should be ready sometime in July.  I’m going to be adding some oak I’ve soaked in Four Roses bourbon to make it extra special good, and I’m really looking forward to tasting it.  I just hope it makes it to July. […]

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Homebrew Rescue: MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!!

I’ve got some good news about my latest batch of homebrew – it’s alive!  I posted the other day about how the boil went well, but my yeast didn’t start.  That’s what I get for using a smack pack with an expiration date from the Eisenhower administration. I got a ton of helpful responses as […]

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