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2019’s Homebrew Highlights

2019 marked my eleventh year brewing out in California, and I feel like I’m squarely in the comfort zone of homebrewing. Yet, I didn’t let myself get too comfortable, either. This was a year to push myself with more lager … Continue reading

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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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