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Relief Pitching: How to Save Your Brew Day

Source: TribLive.com Advice to hombrewers when the batch specific gravity needs adjustmentAs a homebrewer, we’ve all been there. That moment during your brew day when you realize something went wrong and you’re off track. For me, confirmation of that fact usually occurs when I take my first gravity read following the mash at the pre-boil stage of my brew day. I usually know its coming; I missed my target mash temp, my pH was a little off, I got distracted and missed a small step…

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So I bought a Fridge

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How I converted a mini-fridge into an affordable Beer fridge for brews on-tap at my home bar. The whole thing started because I wanted to enjoy homebrew on tap in my garage. I was getting tired of that medium range class of beer I call “garage brew”. What could be better than a pint of home brew with the boys in the garage? So I dusted off my old home brew equipment, but it had been years since I used it. Most of the equipment…

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How to Homebrew Beer like a Chef

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Greg Scratchley (Twitter: @ryskbrewing) is a homebrewer and future pro-brewer in Edmonton Canada, currently working on a media project to entertain and educate craft beer lovers.Rysk Brewing Co. is a work in progress, and will one day serve cold beer legally brewed in big stainless steel buckets. Until then, Greg creates media and beer in varying quantities. Learn about the project at http://www.rysk.ca
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Beer recipes are as common as brewers, and each recipe you find, if brewed more than once, is probably very tasty to someone. Many homebrewers go through a homebrew career having never created a recipe. I’m here to tell you – it’s a worthwhile endeavor. When considering the next beer for my pipeline, I follow a fairly consistent plan. What’s for supper?  Brewing is cooking. A recipe is just that – but you can probably handle more than a few meals without the book right?…

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Brews Up Homebrewing Conference

I have a passion for beer, bikes and travel and write about these things on my blog, Brew City Biker. My mission is to explore the world of craft beer by bike and involve newbies in these activities. I am a homebrewer and BJCP Certified Beer Judge.

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There was lots of drinking, laughing and general silliness and a bunch of support for a community I love. This year’s National Homebrewing Conference was held in San Diego. It was my first American Homebrewers Association event and it was a fascinating experience. Truth be told, the conference was much different than I had expected. Why? I didn’t think Wil Wheaton would be there. Then again, that guy likes to homebrew. He seemed surprised (as I was) over the level of fun and sincerity the homebrew…

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