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Why to Keep Good Brewing Records

In brewing, if cleanliness is next to godliness, keeping good records is the most holy of rituals. I can’t stress this enough, keep good brewing records. Without them, you’ll have a hell of a time trying to recreate that “perfect IPA” or on the flip side, waste hours racking your brain on “what went wrong” with your last stout. I’ve… Read more →

DIY kegerator

How To Make A DIY Kegerator

College. Those were the days. The days when you could go a week without changing clothes, when you could eat pizza every single day, when, if you were lucky enough, your refrigerator had a beer tap on the door. THE KEGERATOR, as it is lovingly called, is a staple of every college campus, however thanks to the growing trend of… Read more →

pumpkin spice cake

Pumpkin Spice Cake w/ Porter Mascarpone Frosting Recipe

This is one of my favorite holiday recipes. It was printed in Beer Advocate #33 Oct. 2009 and provided by Chef Sean Paxton. Paxton is also a home brewer and creator of After you check out the recipe, check out the rest of the site for more recipes, beer dinner menu ideas, and some homebrew recipes. Recipe: Pumpkin Spice Cake with… Read more →

brewing water

The Only Brewing Water Calculations You Need

  One of the biggest hurtles of going all-grain can be the task of determining how much water you need for your mash. But when it comes down to it, it’s pretty simple. All you need to know is how much water you: Use Waste Boil off This all occurs while you’re mashing, boiling, cooling, transferring and bottling. If you… Read more →