Tag Archives: Homebrew

Homebrew Session: 2012 Harvest Pale Ale

For the past several years, I’ve been growing hops in my backyard. The desire to grow hops came directly from my interest in homebrewing. It was an experiment that has literally, born fruit (or in this case flowers), that have … Continue reading

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Breaking Bread: How to Mill your Spent Grain

So, you’ve just finished homebrewing and now you’re staring at a huge pile of spent grain wondering what do do with it. Worst case, you could just throw it away, but that would be a waste of a perfectly viable … Continue reading

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2012 BetterBeerBlog Hop Harvest

If you don’t already know, hops are the cone-shaped flowers of the hop plant. These flowers are more than just ornamental, they are responsible for giving the craft beers we love their distinctive bitterness, flavors, and aromas. We grow 4 … Continue reading

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Breaking Bread: Baking Bread Using Spent Grains

Below is a bread recipe that stemmed from one of my initial ideas for utilizing  spent grain to feed people. My initial thought was simply adding the milled grain to a bread recipe; basic incorporation with little effort and a … Continue reading

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Homebrew Session: Experimental Sour Dough Ale

BetterBeerBlog friend and supporter Arie, is a breadmaker, among other things. It's not something he does for a living but for fun. Over the years he's fine-tuned his breadmaking skills and nowadays, Arie enjoys incorporating brewing ingredients into his bread, … Continue reading

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2011 Dickens Fair Best of Beer Competition Recap

A couple of weekends ago, I was given the privilege to judge at the Best of Show table at the Worts of Wisdom sponsored Best of Brew homebrew competition. The Best of Brew competition is a little different than other homebrew competitions … Continue reading

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Homebrew Session: Christmas Milk Stout

Ah… the holidays! Most people stress out this time of the year. There are family gatherings to plan for, meals to be cooked and, of course, presents to shop for. As my siblings and cousins start to have children of … 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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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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South Bay SF Beer Week 2011 Events

San Francisco Beer Week 2011 is right around the corner. In fact, it’s a little less than 3 weeks away. The entire San Francisco Bay Area craft beer community is abuzz, and for good reason, the festival gets better every … Continue reading

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