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Guest Post: Three Headed Dog

Guest Post: Three Headed Dog

Editor’s Note: This is another of what we hope are many contributions from our readers. These guest posts come from our friends, followers, and fellow beer geeks who have something they want to share. If you’ve attended a great event, tasted a rare beer, want to give your favorite brewery some love, or share anything else beer related feel free to send us an email at thebeercircle@gmail.com and let us know! This post specifically is … Read entire article »

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Novice Homebrewer: Converting All-Grain to Extract

Novice Homebrewer: Converting All-Grain to Extract

For my most recent homebrew, I was looking to make a chocolate stout, preferably using the locally produced Wilbur Chocolate in Lititz, PA. To my surprise, I was able to find a recipe entitled Wilbur Bud Chocolate Stout, but alas, it was a 12-gallon batch, all-grain recipe. Thanks to a simple search, I found some great advice on how to convert such a recipe. Here are the main rules of thumb to help with converting: 1. Convert … Read entire article »

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“Spicing” Up Your Homebrew: The Dos and Don’ts

“Spicing” Up Your Homebrew: The Dos and Don’ts

Editor’s Note: This is another of what we hope are many contributions from our readers. These guest posts come from our friends, followers, and fellow beer geeks who have something they want to share. If you’ve attended a great event, tasted a rare beer, want to give your favorite brewery some love, or share anything else beer related feel free to send us an email at thebeercircle@gmail.com and let us know! This post specifically is from Jake Metzler, a … Read entire article »

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Novice Homebrewer: Kenton’s 1st Batch

Novice Homebrewer: Kenton’s 1st Batch

After receiving some gift cards to Lancaster Homebrew over the holidays, I finally invested in a Brewer’s Best kit to start my own homebrewing. While at the store, I attended an open class to actively participate in and learn the steps for brewing your own beer. Per the instructor’s recommendations, I bought ingredients for my first batch simply by getting a pre-built kit and following the recipe. At the turn of the new year, IPA kit in hand, I … Read entire article »

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Novice Homebrewer: Batch #7 Fallgasm Review

Novice Homebrewer: Batch #7 Fallgasm Review

To see how Fallgasm was brewed, see Novice Homebrewer- Batch #7 Fallgasm. After the bottle conditioning of the collaboration beer I made with my friends Tierney and Colleen was complete, I was rather excited to try it. It as inspired by the Blue Moon Caramel Apple Spiced Ale, and all of those things sounded like something I would like in a beer. Let’s see how it turned out in my opinion. Lincoln Abbey Fallgasm Beer Stats Style: Amber Ale Serving: … Read entire article »

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Novice Homebrewer- Batch #7 Fallgasm

Novice Homebrewer- Batch #7 Fallgasm

I was approached by my friends Tierney from Stouts and Stilettos and Colleen to brew a beer so that they could learn the process a little better. As we were trying to determine our recipe, the Blue Moon Caramel Apple Spice Ale announcement hit the internet so we decided to brew a beer with a similar profile. Full disclosure: I never looked at the ingredients in the Blue Moon variation when developing the recipe, so … Read entire article »

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Novice Homebrewer: Next of pumpKIN Review

Novice Homebrewer: Next of pumpKIN Review

I hope that you read my post on brewing my pumpkin ale, Next of pumpKIN. Here is the tasting review. I had decent expectations going in, but I did also expect some shortcomings due to the amount of pumpkin that remained in the beer since it came out of the muslin bag. Let’s just say I was more than pleased with the results. Lincoln Abbey Next of pumpKIN Beer Stats Style: Fruit/Vegetable Beer Serving: Bottle Size: 12oz ABV: 7.80% BA Score: N/A RB … Read entire article »

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Novice Homebrewer: Batch #6- Next of pumpKIN Pumpkin Ale

Novice Homebrewer: Batch #6- Next of pumpKIN Pumpkin Ale

In thinking ahead to the change of seasons and the arrival of one of my favorite styles, I decided to start putting together a pumpkin ale recipe. While the pumpkin beers arrived way too early for my taste this year, I knew that brewing at the end of August would allow me to have the beer ready for the start of fall. Obviously fresh pumpkins were not in season yet, but I elected to use … Read entire article »

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Novice Homebrewer: My First Infection

Novice Homebrewer: My First Infection

For my company’s golf outing, I agreed to brew an IPA and re-brew a batch of strawberry wheat since my coworkers loved it so much. My plan was to use the same Cooper’s kit that I used previously to make Batch #3. When I arrived at the homebrewing store, I was confronted with the fact that they did not have the Cooper’s Wheat Beer kit in stock. Therefore, I had to resort to using a … Read entire article »

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Novice Homebrewer- Batch #5 India Pale Ale Review

Novice Homebrewer- Batch #5 India Pale Ale Review

As you may have read previously, I brewed an India Pale Ale as batch #5 for my company’s golf outing. I started with the Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA recipe and made a few alterations. The brewing and secondary dry hopping was rather successful, so this post examines the most important aspect of homebrewing: the taste. Lincoln Abbey Lincoln IPA Beer Stats Style: India Pale Ale Serving: Bottle Size: 12oz ABV: 6.00% BA Score: n/a RB Score: n/a … Read entire article »

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