The Weekend Brew

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How to save a low ABV beer..

I have gotten used to checking my gravity before fermentation, and several times during. This worked well because my OG was always spot on. So of course, it was a shock to me, and...

Frozen lemon for citrus beer

Citrus beer

Last time I was in Belgium, I found myself in a small cafe that showed me how to love again. Not the love of a good woman, but the truest love – that of...

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Tap to Growler

Growlers are great, but if you can’t get the beer in, they become less useful. One of the products I picked up during my search for the perfect growler, was growler filler. This is...

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Growlers

Whether you are making or just enjoying, growlers are a key part of the craft beer experience. Of course, growlers come in as many shapes and varieties as the beer they store Рwith prices...

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Filtering

My first lager tasted like any home-brew. That is to say that is was a damn bit better than anything that I did not pour blood and tears into. But I, like most men,...

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Long life beer

Still not sure being fit and beer go together? Depends on your definition of fitness. Recent studies have shown that alcohol consumption leads to longer life spans. While its not the chizzled chest or...

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Drink more! the Dr says

For the last year, I have been balancing my time between two hobbies. The first, the primary subject of this blog, has been to get in great shape. The second has been the pursuit...

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All grain Guinness clone recipe

St Patrick’s day is a great day to enjoy an Irish classic. Guinness stout. I’ve been fortunate enough to taste this straight from the tap at the Guinness factory in Dublin, Ireland. Not a...