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The new buckets are here! The new buckets are here!

I ordered two new fermenters last week and they arrived on Friday.  The beer geek in me couldn’t wait to get something into them. Last Sunday was my second brewday for 2012.  It went so much better than the first.  … Continue reading

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First brew of 2012? Check. At least I can call it done.

I am usually pretty careful about ingredient amounts when brewing.  I also usually don’t get started until sometime after my coffee has kicked in.  Well, after doing this for 10 years, I’m pretty sure I am NOT going to get … Continue reading

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Again, why am I doing this?

This morning, I placed an order for the first two recipes I want to work with, the American light lager and the cream ale.  I took both of those recipes and developed a ‘price comparison’ spreadsheet that lays out both, what … Continue reading

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2012

With the new year fast approaching, some of us have made resolutions, some of us have set goals.  I have done neither.  My ‘intention’ (see what I did there?) is to get completely away from commercial beer, recipe kits, and … Continue reading

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I love black pepper!

This pungent, mildly spicy condiment has a peppery taste that makes it distinctive among all other peppers.  Easy to work with and very recognizable, it’s found on almost every kitchen table in America.  Not only used for flavoring food, this fruit … Continue reading

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Samuel Smith’s ‘Nut Brown Ale’ Clone

‘Written 12/6/2011.  Brewed 12/2/2011.’ I really didn’t know much about craft beer in 1996.  I had had a few here and there while stationed at Ft. Bragg and got exposure to a world of different beer flavors while stationed in … Continue reading

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