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Hermen Dubbel Recipe

Dubbel Vision: A Recipe for Success!

I am a seasonal drinker and I don’t care.  By seasonal drinker, I mean that I tend to drink beers that correlate with the season.  Saisons and Pales in the spring, IPAs and Pilsners in the summer, malty Lagers and dark Belgians in the fall and of course Stouts and Porters in the winter.  When everyone is pouring […]

German Hefeweizen Batch  Read for Brew Day.

It’s Oktoberfest. Let’s Brew Something!

Despite having two jobs that consume my life seven days a week, I try as hard as I can to find time to dedicate towards one of my real passions – beer. I don’t get to do nearly as much with it as I would like, but I’m working on that because I do want […]

Northern Brewer Smashing Pumpkin

Northern Brewer is Smashing Pumpkins One Gallon At A Time

Tis’ the season.  Pumpkin Spice lattes, Pumpkin pies, Pumpkin Oreos, Pumkin Dunkin Donuts, Pumpkin Vodka, Pumpkin Pringles and of course the Smashing Pumpkin Ale homebrew kit from Northern Brewer.  I was given the opportunity to brew this all pumpkin everything fall inspired beer and it was loads of fun, as it was my first 1 gallon small batch.  Below is […]

Homebrew Pumps

Why You Need a Homebrew Pump Stat

I’m going to be honest, I’m getting old.  While I am not yet enrolled in AARP, I am getting to the age where a full day of physical activity takes a different toll than it did 10 years ago.  After a full day of brewing and lifting heavy equipment, sometimes full of liquid, I decided […]

How To Create Your Own Homebrew Beer Recipe

How To Create Your Own Homebrew Beer Recipe

For many of us, drinking the beer we like is easy. For those of us who brew our own, the challenging part is to craft a beer that we like and have it come out the way we want it. Start from scratch and create something that both looks like and tastes like what you […]

How to Add Coconut to Your Beer

How to Add Coconut to Your Beer

So you know how the old saying goes, give a Puerto Rican a coconut and he’ll eat for a day teach him how to open the coconut and he’ll make a fool of himself on Youtube. Well today I show you how to add coconut to your beer and enjoy the nuts of my labor! Wait […]

homebrewing an extract kit

Decisions, Decisions – What to Brew Next?

You want to brew a new batch of beer. That decision is step one of the process. The next step – and arguably the most important – is what to brew. Generally you have a ton of options to choose from – pilsner, IPA, porter, stout, etc. Once a decision is made, one has to think about when they are […]

Homebrew Nightmares

Homebrew Nightmare: My Calamity Doppelbock

There I was with my hand over the port of my bottling bucket, my pants soaked with beer and a sizable pool of bock beer all over the kitchen floor slowly inching its way to the living room in full panic mode. I got all of my equipment ready for bottling day and lined up everything […]

Coquito Beer

Coquito Beericua: Injecting La Isla del Encanto Into My Glass

There has been a flurry of Horchata beers on the market lately Belching Beaver, Elevation, Cigar City, The Bruery and even Blue Moon threw their hat in the ring. This horchata everything got me thinking, where’s the Puerto Rican inspired beer? Where’s the mavi, parcha, coquito, pina colada, quenepa or pitorro beers? I haven’t seen […]

fizzics

Fizzics – A Machine to Enhance Beer?

The buzz is in the air for a machine that claims to enhance your glass of beer, Fizzics. Is it worth it? Does it do what it says? Looking at the information on Fizzics website I’m still trying to figure out this machines place in the market and justify it as a machine worth purchasing. What is […]