May 27, 2015

The Keg Saga

by FedoraDave
Categories: Brewing, Equipment, Kegging, subjective
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When it came to kegging my homebrew, I was really terrified. Drawing homemade beer from a tap in your ManCave is the ultimate cool. But boy, was it scary. This wasn’t just steeping specialty grains; if you decided you were kegging, you knew you weren’t reneging. It’s a big investment, and a real commitment. Then there’s the fact that it has a technical aspect to it

April 24, 2015

A Homebrewer’s Journey

by ScrewyBrewer
Categories: Brewing, Mr. Beer, Review
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What started out as an experiment with a 3 quart pot, a can of extract and a little brown keg has evolved today into something I wasn’t even able to imagine back then. The home brew community played a major role in my progression from ‘newbie’ to a brewer having some serious skills.

April 9, 2015

Recipe Collaboration Exchange – Building Better Brewers

by LouieMacGoo
Categories: Brewing, Recipes
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One thing I absolutely love about running this website is that I was able to have so many great people join the forum and contribute. The knowledge that everyone brings is amazing and I often find myself reading about some part of brewing that I just didn’t know before and never really thought of. Even though we’re still a relatively small community of brewers there is a tremendous amount of sharing of knowledge and fellowship. A great example of this sharing and fellowship is the Recipe Collaboration Exchange (RCE) that is run twice a year. One of our forum members, […]

April 4, 2015

BrewDemon’s Big Demon is almost here

by LouieMacGoo
Categories: BrewDemon, Brewing, News
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Ever since BrewDemon started just over 2 years ago they have been trying to push the envelope when it comes to small batch extract brewing, with the introduction of the 2.5 gallon Little Demon conical fermenter which gave small batch a more professional look and feel over the “Little Brown Keg” that many people perceived as a “toy” and “not really a home brewery system”. BrewDemon’s contributions to small batch brewing has influenced changes across the industry including it’s nearest competitor Mr. Beer. has actually introduced a new form factor for it’s 2 gallon fermenters that it sells as an […]

April 1, 2015

Make Money from your Beer Recipes, No Joke!

by LouieMacGoo
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I know what your thinking, this is April Fools day and the BeerBorg is trying to pull one over on all us brewers, but I assure you that this is a real thing! One of the dreams of almost every home brewer is to go pro and make money from brewing beer. For most of us this is a pipe dream and never something that we would pursue. For others, they like where they are in their brewing and are quite happy to make beer that they, thier friends and relatives can enjoy and maybe even enter some competitions to get some hardware […]

March 11, 2015

Handy and Helpful Brewing Tools

by Beer-lord
Categories: Brewing, Equipment
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Some items are best used by the more experienced brewer but these items can be helpful to all experience levels. I’ll just mention a few items that I feel have helped me become a better brewer and also to learn something new about brewing along the way.

November 4, 2014

25 Characteristics in Beer and Why

by LouieMacGoo
Categories: appearance, aroma, beer tasting, flavor, mouthfeel, taste
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As brewers we all know that despite our best efforts and intentions we sometime get a beer that just doesn’t quite measure up to our standards. Either the clarity, color or carbonation isn’t quite right or it just has an “off taste” to it that you just can’t put your finger (0r taste bud) on it.