Category Archives: Homebrew

Parktoberfest at the Lafayette Park Hotel

With Oktoberfest already in full swing in Germany, many of our local breweries and restaurants are getting into the swing of things. BetterBeerBlog friend @WellAndrea has written up a fantastic post encompassing many of the Oktoberfest celebrations in the South … Continue reading

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2011 Estaniel Estate Hop Harvest

I decided to grow hops at home for the sheer curiosity. As a homebrewer, I thought it would be pretty cool to be able to grow some of my ingredients at home, and if the last few years of growing … Continue reading

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Homebrew Equipment – Steam Infused Mash

I’ve been getting some questions lately on my steam powered mash setup. So, I thought I’d break my long hiatus from the BetterBeerBlog with a post on the subject. For those of you not familiar with the brewing process, first … Continue reading

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2011 National Homebrew Conference Recap – Day 2

Day 2 of the 2011 National Homebrew Conference (NHC) started off a little late for Mrs. BetterBeerBlog and I. Unlike many of our fellow homebrewers, we only purchased the “NHC Social Package” and weren’t able to attend any of the … Continue reading

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2011 AHA National Homebrew Conference

This Thursday marks the beginning of the 33rd Annual American Homebrewers Association National Homebrew Conference. If you think about it, 33 years is a long time, by any measure, for a conference to be continuously run. Especially a conference for … Continue reading

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Quite Possibly the Worst Corned Beef You Will Ever Have and Green Beer Tasting

I, like many other people last night, have partied hard and drunk excessive amounts of green beer. At least I used to. Now that I have a healthy respect for craft beer, there’s no way I’d ever want to taint … Continue reading

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2011 Share Your Wares Homebrew Event at Wine Affairs Recap

For 2011 SF Beer Week, I did what I could to bring interesting events down here to the South Bay. Of course there’s only so much a single person can do. So when a local business like Wine Affairs contacts … Continue reading

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2010 SF Beer Week Event: Homebrew Demonstration with 510 Brewing

This is it kiddos! This is the homestretch! How will you be spending the few days left in 2011 San Francisco Beer Week? If you’re not going to this little party I hear about in Berkeley, feel free to stop … Continue reading

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SF Beer Week 2011 Event: Share your Wares at Wine Affairs

The second of the two events I am helping them with is the Share Your Wares People’s Choice Homebrew Competition. Here is the copy from the SF Beer Week website: Are you proud of your potion? Do you revel in … Continue reading

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2011 Brewing Network Winter Brews Fest Recap

The 2011 Brewing Network Winter Brews Fest, when compared to last year, would be like comparing night to day. There were many things different; like the venue, the food vendors and the layout just to name a few things. But … Continue reading

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