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Novice Homebrewer: Tasting the First Beer!

Novice Homebrewer: Tasting the First Beer!

Ah, the fruits of my labor. Here we have arrived at the best part of homebrewing: drinking your own brew. After a successful brewing and bottling process, it was time to pop one open. Keep in mind that before I performed this review, I had several of my homebrews. Each one was getting better over time, so this review will reflect a much better product than the very first one I tried. The first one … Read entire article »

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Novice Homebrewer: Bottling

Novice Homebrewer: Bottling

Finally, after 10 days of fermentation, my first batch of homebrew was ready to be bottled. Waiting was difficult because I wanted to try the finished product, but to get through it I kept telling myself that the yeast in that carboy is working 24/7 while I get to sleep and have fun. I did some final prep work, including reading the bottling section of “Extreme Homebrewing” and, of course, sanitizing everything I was going … Read entire article »

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Novice Homebrewer: The First Brew Day

Novice Homebrewer: The First Brew Day

If you have been reading my previous two posts about homebrewing, than you know that I have finally reached the pinnacle of the experience, and some homebrewing is about to begin. It was a day that I had essentially been dreaming about for at least two years, and I was slightly nervous to begin. I had read the instructions to complete the A-Z Brown Ale in Sam Calagione’s “Extreme Homebrewing” at least ten times, so … Read entire article »

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Novice Homebrewer: The First Homebrew Shop

Novice Homebrewer: The First Homebrew Shop

A couple of years ago, I took a homebrewing class (1-day) to learn about brewing, but nothing immediately came of it. However, this class was sponsored by Mr. Steve’s Homebrew and Wine Supplies. Due to my exposure to Mr. Steve’s as a sponsor, I was influenced to patronize their business for my first homebrew. There are two locations of Mr. Steve’s, one in York and one in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. However, on March 1, Mr. Steve’s … Read entire article »

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Novice Homebrewer: The Beginnings

Novice Homebrewer: The Beginnings

I love beer, and I’m assuming that since you are reading this, you love beer as well. Well, there’s only one thing I can think of better than drinking beer: brewing beer. I’ve had the thought of brewing beer on my mind for the better part of two years, but it has never come to fruition. That changed this fall when, for Christmas, I asked my sister (Santa?) for a brewing kit, and she came … Read entire article »

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