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2017’s Homebrew Highlights

2017 was a fun and productive year for my brewing. Here’s are some of the highlights: Favorite Batch Dunkel-Osteus My first Munich dunkel brought together several techniques I had been practicing–water adjustments, late addition of dark grains, and lagering. It … Continue reading

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Confidence and Competence in Brewing

“Relax. Don’t Worry. Have a Homebrew.” What a lifesaver that phrase was in my early days of brewing! Getting started in this hobby can be a nerve-wracking business. First are all of the (rightfully) important warnings about sanitation and proper … Continue reading

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Are homebrew experiments scientific?

As a professional scientist, I absolutely love any opportunity to meld the art and science of homebrewing. The intersection of chemistry and biology with the senses of taste, smell, touch, and sight creates endless hours of enjoyment. Even more so, … Continue reading

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2016’s Homebrew Highlights

I’ve really enjoyed the past year of homebrewing–lots of fun recipes, techniques, and achievements. Here’s are some of the highlights: Favorite Batch Olde Persica Porter This was my first time brewing with smoked malt, and wow! It ended up as … Continue reading

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2015’s Homebrew Highlights

My beer of the year, Citra Blonde Ale Looking back, 2015 was a banner year for my brewing. Speaking immodestly, I produced some excellent beers. Just as importantly, if not more so, I really stretched myself in terms of new … Continue reading

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