Tag Archives: homebrew

  • All Grain Brew Day: Crush to Pitch

    OK, so you want to try all grain. But what goes into an all grain brew day? There are two basic methods of mashing grain, with branches off of those. Using a mash tun or using the Brew-In-A-Bag (BIAB) method. I’m going to focus on the more traditional mash tun, but rest assured that BIAB will produce equally excellent all-grain beer as well. Make Sure Everything Is Accounted For Figure out what beer you want to brew, then ma...

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  • Getting to the Root of Homebrewed Root Beer

    I don’t have to tell you about the stunningly wide variety of beers you can create at home. You’re here on Homebrew Supply, after all. You already know. But what about root beer? It has “beer” in its name, but we don’t often think about it in homebrewing discussions. After all, most of us don’t think about it as “beer” at all, since it’s most widely consumed as a non-alcoholic soda beverage. A Bit of History ...

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  • Barleywine Basics and A Recipe

    Featured Product Barleywine Recipe Kit Our American Barleywine is a big, bold, and strong version of the American classic. Complex in flavor and aroma, this sipper only gets better with age. $55.95 Order Now The term Barleywine (also known as “Barley Wine” in the U.K.) is somewhat of a misnomer. Containing no fruit, it is actually a very strong all-barley beer. Ranging in strength from 8% ABV to as high as 25%...

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  • The Homebrewer's Survival Guide for the Holidays

    The holidays are here, and that means time with the family, plenty of homebrew to cope with all that family time, and trying to figure out what to give people without resorting to gift cards (which are actually okay in our book). Fear not. We’ve put together a holiday survival guide that should help you navigate the minefields of gift giving, family gatherings, homebrew tastings, and more. Because believe us, we want to get ...

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  • Quick Hits: Homebrewing Questions Answered 02

    In the first Quick Hits, we answered homebrewing questions about packaging, special B malt, and mead issues. We're still getting a steady flow of questions that only need a short answer. This week's homebrewing questions are; • How To Use A Hop Spider. • When Should I Use A Secondary? • Tuning Your Propane Burner. • How Do You Dry Hop In A Keg? • What's The Best Way To Store Grain? • Why Is There No Head On My Beer...

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  • Serving Beer From a Pumpkin: 2 Methods

    It's officially Fall. And that means pumpkin season is here. You can hate pumpkin beer all you want, and that's fine because this article isn't about that. It's about serving beer from one!  There are two ways to approach this (both of which are really for show). One is a lot cleaner and the other is a bit more unorthodox, but both methods are used regularly for serving beer out of a pumpkin at a party. Method 1: The Jockey S...

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  • 3 Famous Craft Beers You can Clone

    Featured Product Dogfish Head 60 Minute A tribute to one of the most popular IPAs in the business, this clone recipe kit features classic American hops and malt that make a great year round IPA. $46.95 Order Now One of many advantages of being a homebrewer is the ability to reproduce (or attempt to anyway) a commercially available beer. This is even more attractive for a beer that is difficult to find or in high demand. E...

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  • Hosting A Homebrew Olympics

    The Olympics are here! Even better, the Summer Olympics! That means warm weather, cold beers, and for most if not all of the country, an ability to go outside without a big puffy jacket. This alignment of time and tradition make it the perfect opportunity to host your own Olympics. Homebrew Olympics that is. Grab some friends this August, and battle it out in a series of events that will challenge your brains, your ability to ...

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  • Is Homebrew Dying?

    All hobbies die. It's a fact that all of us may be facing in the coming decade. There was a time  when children played in the streets hitting a hoop with a stick. That's gone. Fifteen years ago, children for the most part, played outside. Neither of those things really happen any more. Even our beloved hobby homebrewing has declined over the last couple years. So we must ask ourselves, is homebrew dying, and if so, what do we...

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