Category Archives: Homebrew

Award-Winning Homebrew!

I’ve been homebrewing for 2 1/2 years now, and I’m certain that I’ve improved over that time. I usually set out to achieve a particular aroma, appearance, flavor, mouthfeel, and alcohol level, and I take careful notes about my process, … Continue reading

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CSA: Week 9

Okay, I’m falling behind in the blogging and for a while there we were falling behind in eating our CSA vegetables. Juliana keeps a list of our produce on a white board in the kitchen, and it was looking a … Continue reading

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BrewZaPalooza 2013: The Brews

Last summer I got it in my head to throw a big party with a bunch of homebrew from our cellar and as many pizzas as I could stand to grill. I dubbed it BrewZaPalooza. It was so much fun … Continue reading

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Homebrew: Liz Lemongrass

If you’re a homebrewer, there are a lot of benefits to being a member of your local homebrew club. You get to hang out with other people who are passionate about crafting beer, drinking beer, and talking about beer. You … Continue reading

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Hop Rhizomes Update

I finally got around to planting my hop rhizomes last week. I was probably too cautious, waiting until it seemed like the worst of the frost was over, but they’re in the ground now. My main reference was an article … Continue reading

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Hop Rhizomes

We’ve decided to try our hand at hop growing this year, and now is the time to pre-order hop rhizomes to plant in April. I’m eager to make a fresh-hopped IPA, but the chances of getting much of a harvest … Continue reading

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Homebrew: Son of Vlad RIS

This year I’m taking a more seasonal approach to my brewing, trying to brew and drink my homebrews when they’re traditionally or commonly made and enjoyed. First up is a Russian Imperial Stout (RIS) that I intend to age until … Continue reading

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Homebrew: Galaxy IPA

I just started using BeerSmith software to design my beer recipes, and one of the features I appreciate is the ability to export my recipes in BeerXML format. After some digging around, I found Derek Springer’s BeerXML Shortcode plugin (v. … Continue reading

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