Monthly Archives: July 2013

Top 10 states….

Top 10 craft brewing states The number of U.S. craft breweries grew by 18% in 2012, reaching 2,403, according to the Brewers Association, the trade group representing small and independent American brewers. These 10 states led the nation in numbers … Continue reading

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Blichmann Beer Gun

NO Sediment! Keg the beer for one full day under 40 lb of pressure, and chilled to 38 degrees. The beer is carbonated, no need to add corn sugar and bottle condition. At this point you can filter the beer … Continue reading

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Clear Beer

Beer Filter Beer Filter with Beer Pushing the beer from one Keg, through the filter and into another Keg. After filtering, Beer filter is off white, with no visible particles. We want clear Beer. Especially, these light summer beers, they  … Continue reading

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More Beer’s,”Citra Pale Ale”

Greg racking  wort into the carboy Style Information Recipe Type: Extract Category: Pale Grains & Extracts Name Amount Notes White Wheat 8 oz Steep to 170 degrees. Drain without squeezing bag Carapils 8 oz Steep to 170 degrees. Drain without … Continue reading

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C’mon, Shock Top?

Consumer Report Lists Shock Top As a Top Craft Beer, Beer Snobs Cry Foul Shock Top Beer / As a writer that has received some backlash from the craft beer community in the past, I wanted to sympathize with the … Continue reading

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Dog Owners, Careful of the Hops!!

Home brewers beware: Ingredient for beer is dangerous for dogs “Q” was a happy, healthy 5-year-old dog who loved getting active with her owners. “We used to take her running quite a bit and she’s super active and energetic,” said her … Continue reading

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This Doesn’t Sound Like a Good Idea….

Synthetic yeast could make beer cheaper and stronger Drinkers could soon enjoy cheaper beer thanks to a project in which scientists aim to make synthetic yeast for the first time. The new technology could eventually be used by the brewing … Continue reading

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July’s “Cool Your Wort” Photo Contest

  To avoid off flavors, temperature is a big factor. Here in Southern California When it’s 96 degrees at 9:00 in the morning like it is today, It is difficult if not impossible to cool the wort to 80 degrees … Continue reading

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More Beer!’s, “The Bruery’s Tart of Darkness”

This beer should be a combination of roasty, sweet, tart, and smooth. No hop bitterness. Continue reading

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America’s Biggest Brewery Now Produces No Garbage

MillerCoors’ Golden, Colo., facility has some pretty massive numbers attached to it: It clocks in at 9 million square feet, can produce 22 million barrels of beer a year (that’s the equivalent of about 5.5 billion pints), and once generated … Continue reading

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Oatmeal Amber

  Full Boil Greg & Justin racking  wort into the carboy Style Information Name: Oatmeal Amber Recipe Type: Extract Category: Amber Grains & Extracts Name Amount Notes Sparkling Amber 3.3 lbs Add at last 10 min of the 45 min … Continue reading

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Sam Adams Next to Stone? Ummmm

Consumer Reports rates top craft beers just in time for holiday Stone Brewing Co. founders Greg Koch and Steve Wagner, whose Stone India Pale Ale topped the list of craft beers tested by Consumer Reports. Just in time for the … Continue reading

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More on Cans…

Craft beer set to pop a top   In this Monday, June 3, 2013 photo, a can of Helles Golden Lager with a 360 Lid is displayed at the Sly Fox Brewing Company, in Pottstown, Pa. Brewers and consumers debate … Continue reading

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Brewers Transform a Downtown….

Brewers helped transform blight A group tours the Boulevard Brewing Company in Kansas City, Mo. Boulevard Brewing opened in 1989 in Kansas City’s Westside neighborhood, refashioning a brewery out of building that had been a railroad’s laundry. In once rundown … Continue reading

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