Dry Hopping

The Art of Dry Hopping for Enhanced Beer

What is Dry Hopping? Hops are the female flowers (also called seed cones or strobiles) of the hop plant, Humulus lupulus. They are used primarily as a flavoring and stability agent in beer, to which they impart a bitter, tangy flavor, though hops are also used for various purposes in other beverages and herbal medicine. […]

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Top 50 Breweries of 2014 by Brewers Association

Top 50 US Breweries of 2014

Here are the Rankings for the Top 50 U.S. Craft Brewing Companies in 2014 The results are based on the beer sales volume in 2014. Rank – Brewing Company – City – State D. G. Yuengling and Son, Inc Pottsville PA Boston Beer Co Boston MA Sierra Nevada Brewing Co Chico CA New Belgium Brewing […]

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Kegging

The Art of Kegging

When you first learn the craft of home brewing, one of the big steps is the transfer of the beer into larger bottles for fermentation and then smaller bottles for storage and to serve guests your delicious brew. This can be messy but it is an important step along the path to great tasting beer. […]

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Great brews

Tricks of the Trade for Making Great Beer

Assembling the equipment and the ingredients to make beer is a cut and dried operation. The process of making beer at home isn’t really a mystery. That is one of the reasons that home brewing has become so popular. Because you can get set up to brew beer at home with a relatively low investment […]

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Brewing with JP and Staley

Incredible Grains for a Great Beer

One of the most straightforward reasons for learning to brew your own beer is to learn more about the various grains and ingredients that makes one beer better than another one. When you first start your hobby of home brewing, you no doubt got connected to a local club or association of home brewers. They […]

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13 Bike Accessories To Help You Get Drunk

Note: This post does not condone drinking and biking. Please don’t do that. 1. The 6-Pack bike frame clasp, so your bottles are always right where your legs can see ‘em. View this image › thefancy.com 2. The stainless steel leather flask with a clip, so you can attach it to your keychain and/or belt […]

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Homebrewing: Ingredients, assemble!

Getting Set Up to Make Your Own Beer

The hobby of brewing your own beer at home is growing steadily as more people discover how much fun they can have making their beer at home and how great absolutely fresh beer can be. There may be no more gratifying moment for a home brewer than to serve your own fresh beer to your […]

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The creators of the Brewbot, a machine that makes small batches of craft beer. From left, Chris McClelland, Jonny Campbell, Ali Sisk and Kieran Graham.

Brewing Your Own Beer – With the Help From an App

Two years ago, craft beers were scarce in the pubs of Northern Ireland. The taps were dominated instead by megabrands like Guinness, Harp and Heineken. Mr. McClelland – the founder of a Belfast-based product design company called Cargo – and three of his colleagues were so frustrated by the dearth of craft beers in town […]

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