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  • Extract Vs. All Grain - An Unbiased Look

    Methods for homebrewing beer typically fall underneath one of two styles, Extract or All-Grain. Whether you are a new brewer choosing the path you’ll take, or an experienced one entertaining a change of pace, we’ll look at both methods with an unbiased approach to help you determine which format fits you best. We'll look at three wort preparation setups. Brew-in-a-Bag (BIAB), which is a single vessel all grain approach. T...

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  • How to Use Cheesecloth

    Cheesecloth actually has a wide array of uses. Everything from cheese making to homebrewing to medical uses. But what IS cheesecloth? By definition "cheesecloth is a gauzy, lightweight, woven cotton fabric with tiny holes that allow air to flow through the fabric". While you may think cheese making is the only place cheesecloth gets significant use, but you'd be wrong. The porous fabric has so many uses, especially in the kit...

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  • How to Store Grain, Hops, and Yeast

    You did a bulk buy with friends, but you were a little more ambitious than you actually have time to brew, or maybe you had the time set aside and now you do not. Maybe you really found an awesome deal? When times present themselves, I always advise to bulk buy. This is an excellent way to save money in the long run. Re-harvesting yeast, growing your own hops, and bulk buying grain are all fantastic ways to keep costs low whil...

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