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  1. Jason

    Brooklyn ‘Brewminaries’ Have Homebrewing Down to a Science

    Rachel Zeiss’s Ditmas Park kitchen is positively crammed with equipment. A 10-gallon stainless steel pot sits on the stove, almost touching the underside of the microwave; that, in turn, is hooked up to another large pot on the floor, via a snaking apparatus of tubing I keep losing track of. In...
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    Brewie Adds Connected Fermentation to its Homebrewing System with Plaato Partnership

    Peanut butter and chocolate is probably a slightly odd comparison to make when talking about home beer brewing appliances, but that’s kind of the feeling you get when learning about the new partnership between Brewie and Plaato. Brewie is a connected home beer brewing appliance that pretty much...
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    Get Hooked on Homebrewing With These Three Easy Beer Styles

    First brews can be exhilarating: You’re about to make alcohol! The same stuff you’d happily pay for at the bar, you’re about to make in your kitchen, like a Prohibition-fighting, bathtub-brewing speakeasy owner. Brewing is fun, but it’s also work. It involves heavy lifting, temperature...
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    Ask the Experts: Advice on Filtering for Homebrewing

    I’m considering purchasing some kind of filter system for my beer. What type of filter should I use, and how is filtering best done? Often you can achieve mature, clear beer without filtering if you have the time available to let natural processes work. However, in a commercial environment...
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    Smarter beer: When old school craft brewing meets industry 4.0 AI

    The co-founders of Sugar Creek Brewing Company had a foam problem. Founders Joe Vogelbacher and Eric Flanigan realized some bottles on their line were being filled with more foam than others and had to be pulled off the line. It's one of the little manufacturing foibles anyone who runs a factory...
  6. Jason

    Get Hooked on Homebrewing With These Three Easy Beer Styles

    First brews can be exhilarating: You’re about to make alcohol! The same stuff you’d happily pay for at the bar, you’re about to make in your kitchen, like a Prohibition-fighting, bathtub-brewing speakeasy owner. Brewing is fun, but it’s also work. It involves heavy lifting, temperature...
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    HELP CELEBRATE HOMEBREWING’S BIGGEST DAY

    Participate in Big Brew for National Homebrew Day on May 4 WHAT The American Homebrewers Association (AHA) will partner with over 300 breweries, homebrew shops, and beer clubs around the world on May 4 for the 22nd annual celebration of Big Brew. Held annually on the first Saturday of May in...
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    Why honey beers are misunderstood

    Your lawn may still be covered in snow, your dog’s forgotten tennis balls buried in backyard permafrost. But the calendar says it’s spring, and so do beer releases. Beers brewed with honey are a perennial entry on warm-weather lineups, with styles ranging from blondes to brown ales to double...
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    Thirsty Orange Brew Extravaganza celebrates 8th annual with more beer

    Squid hats, springy beer-mug headbands, sampling glasses and festival food were just a few of the sights seen at the 8th annual Thirsty Orange Brew Extravaganza Saturday at Founders Pavilion. The event showcases 150-plus craft beers from around the region. All of Johnson City’s breweries and...
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    Homebrew scene helps fuel microbrewery boom

    I’m happy to begin my first beer column with LEO Weekly in the same place where many Louisville brewers start — the homebrew shop. Specifically, Brewgrass Homebrew Supply at 2227 S. Preston St. John and Sam Ronayne started Brewgrass Homebrew Supply in June 2015. And while, yes, homebrewing is a...
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    Happy New Year

    The New Year is ringing in, May he be bringing in The Good Times we've waited for so long in vain! Without the demanding All rise and drink standing, And so say we all of us again and again
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    Merry Christmas

    May peace and plenty be the first to lift the latch on your door, And happiness be guided to your home by the candle of Christmas.
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    Dr Seuss for adults

    I drink my beer from bottles or from cans or right out of the tap where it stands I drink it out of jars under bridges or in bars sometimes I do not even use my hands I drink it out of Styrofoam or glass I drink it on a Sunday after mass I drink it till I think I couldn't take another drink...
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    BREWERS ASSOCIATION REPORTS 2012 MID-YEAR GROWTH FOR U.S. CRAFT BREWERS

    Boulder, CO • August 6, 2012—TheBrewers Association (BA), the trade association representing the majority of U.S. brewing companies, has released strong mid-year numbers for America’s small and independent craft brewers1. Dollar sales were up 14 percent in the first half of 2012, while volume of...
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    Site Updated

    Thread for questions and problems with the forum upgrade. Watched threads, email notifications, and latest posts Watching a thread means that you would like to subscribe to it to have quick access to see if there's anything new posted there. When a thread is being watched, you'll get an alert...
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    Drinking Alcohol May Significantly Enhance Problem Solving Skills

    Drinking alcohol may enhance a person’s problem solving skills, according to a new study. Scientists found that men who either drank two pints of beer or two glasses of wine before solving brain teasers not only got more questions right, they also were quicker in delivering correct answers...
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    Homebrewing finds Shore fans willing to experiment

    SALISBURY -- It's up to you whether to try for a dark smoky porter, crisp hoppy India Pale Ale or something completely different -- like an oud bruin with figs and raspberries. Homebrewing, already an obsession for many, is finding more adherents on the Lower Shore. With several established...
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    Wisconsin Senate passes bill updating homebrew law

    The Wisconsin Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would make critical changes to homebrew guidelines in a state known for appreciating beer. Current state law prohibits home brewers from transporting any beer or wine they make at home. The bill passed on a 32-1 vote would change that and allow...
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    Craft brewer has 50 million reasons to 'like' Facebook fans

    In this age of Facebook and Twitter, capitalizing on new media is both an opportunity and a conundrum for many companies. Social media can be a great way to connect and stay top-of-mind with consumers, but how can you really quantify what a "like" on Facebook is worth? This is a question the...
  20. Jason

    Die Hard

    I thought this was interesting. Michael Malloy was a fifty year old erstwhile fireman and a full time drunk. Like many in his situation, he spent more time drinking than employed, but because he lived in the early 1930s in New York, his hobby happened to be illegal. A regular at the local...
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