Monthly Archives: March 2012

Ligero Brewing,”Text Book” (West Coast IPA)

Text Book (West Coast IPA) Style Information Name: Text Book (West Coast IPA) Recipe Type: Extract Category: IPA Type: Ale   Grains & Extracts Name Amount Notes 40 L Crystal .5 steep until water is 170 degrees 60L Crystal .5 … Continue reading

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Capping on foam

Professional breweries pop a shot of CO2 into the bottle right before capping. The CO2 displaces the oxygen. In home brewing, we fill the bottle to the point of run over. The head comes to the top, and is allowed … Continue reading

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Craft Beer Sales Up 13% in 2011!!

The American Beer Industry By The Numbers And they’re morose for the US beer industry. Yet there is an astonishing exception: craft brewers. There are a lot of them in the US: 1,989 last year, up 11% from prior year, … Continue reading

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Great Story, Craft Beer is Gaining Ground on the Big Guys!!

Bud Light beer cans at the Anheuser-Busch InBev NV Fairfield brewery in California. Light Beer Fights for Life as Craft Brews Invade Shelves At a beer industry summit last month, Ed McBrien, distribution chief for MillerCoors, compared himself to a … Continue reading

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Sanitize those Bottles and caps

It is very important to make sure your bottles are cleaned properly. We like to use the sanitizer injector that we have previously talked about, but you can use your dishwasher. Do not use any detergent or sanitizing agent, just … Continue reading

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Midwest Homebrewing Supply”Golden Ticket Red RyePA”

Adding yeast to Red RyePA Red Rye & Blue Style Information Name: Red Rye & Blue Recipe Type: Partial Mash Category: IPA Type: Ale   OG: 10.420 – 1.046 FG: 1.010 – 1.012 Grains & Extracts Name Amount Notes Rye … Continue reading

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Gene Simmons from KISS and Craft Beer? Why Not?

  Is Kiss’ Gene Simmons L.A.’s latest craft beer champion? When Gene Simmons, leader of KISS Inc., spoke to Pop & Hiss early Friday about the grand re-opening of his El Segundo bar/restaurant Rock & Brews, he bragged that the … Continue reading

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Father-Son Homebrewing Classes, Vey Cool!

Beer enthusiasts attend home brewing class in Millcreek. Jim Kohler breathed in the aroma. So did his son, Max. They looked at each other, nodded their heads and smiled. The smell of home brewing on a Saturday morning made these … Continue reading

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Looks Like Wisconsin Wins This One, Well Done People!

Growing interest in home brewing prompts changes to alcohol laws that date back to Prohibition “In this economy, you’re stifling an industry that’s growing,” he said. “It sounds like a bad move.” More than ever, people with little or no … Continue reading

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Craft Beer at Your Local Gas Station, I Like It !!

Sunoco now has craft beer on tap. I love Bud Light as much as the next semi-retired bro, but part of what we are trying to do with the alcohol section of Guyism is to help people step their booze … Continue reading

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Ghost Scorpion Beer? I don’t know….

Columbus brewery offers up hot beer. After trying Ghost Scorpion Lager, Micah Siegmund lost the capacity for speech and coherent thought. The beer – made with two of the hottest peppers in the world, Trinidad Moruga Scorpion and ghost chilies … Continue reading

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Austin Homebrew Supply’s,”Rogue Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout”

Midnight Quaker Style Information Name: Midnight Quaker Recipe Type: Extract Category: Stout Type: Ale   Color: 30 – 35 Grains & Extracts Name Amount Notes Chocolate Malt 1/2 lb steep until 170 degrees is reached Black Roasted Barley 1/2 lb … Continue reading

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A One BBL Commercial Brewery on “Main St.”, How Cool is That?

‘Nanobrewery’ coming to East Side   Peter Gentry’s “nanobrewery,” One Barrel Brewing Co., will be located on Atwood Ave. next to Tex Tubb’s Taco Palace. Peter Gentry just signed a lease to open a “nanobrewery” on the Near East Side. … Continue reading

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More about temperature

Sensory scientist Sue Langstaff, who researches how we interpret and process the taste of food and drink, recently told Slate that the reason glacial cold covers up a beer’s flavors is that “key aromatic compounds cannot volatilize at lower temperatures.” … Continue reading

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Distillers and Brewers Working Together, Love It!!

Distillery, brewery produce unique spirit   Distillery owner Nicholas Lee. Posted: Saturday, March 17, 2012 7:00 pm   There was some serious sipping going on at Glacier Distilling Co. last week as the inaugural batch of Wheatfish Whiskey was bottled. … Continue reading

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