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Tag: Extract

October 14, 2015

Not Just Another Homebrew Book

by LouieMacGoo
Categories: beer tasting, Brewing, easy, how-to, Partial Grain, Review, subjective
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It seem like every time I look there is another home brew book available explaining how to brew beer. Many of these books are simply a re-hash of the many brewing styles and methods that home brewers can use to create our favorite alcoholic beverages. Granted it’s hard to really find new content to write a home brew book about and keep it fresh when the basic process for brewing has remained the same for centuries.

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.

October 6, 2014

So, you want to start brewing your own beer?

by LouieMacGoo
Categories: BrewDemon, Brewing, Mr. Beer
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For years I had always thought about how cool it would be to brew my own beer. To be able to reach into the refrigerator and grab a bottle of beer hand it to a friend or relative and say, “try this, I made it” and watch their faces as they take the first sips of the wonderful elixir that I created. But I always seemed to have something else to do, I was always “too busy” working or raising my family to get into brewing! The fact was I was afraid to start something that was either too complicated and/or too expensive and have it turn out like crap. Ahh, if I only knew then what I know now I could have been brewing beer and enjoying the hobby of brewing a lot sooner.

September 26, 2013

Dr. Frankenbeer, I presume

by FedoraDave
Categories: Brewing
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Being a new brewer is exciting. You open the box, and there’s this fermenter, and cans of extract, and instructions, and you can make beer! I got my start with a Mr. Beer kit my wife got me for Christmas. I was as excited as a ten-year-old getting a puppy, and I couldn’t wait to brew my first batch. I would have creative control of the beer I drank. There were so many possibilities now; so much potential for creating custom beers right in my own kitchen. My first couple of batches were done with some slight modifications. Nothing major; […]