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The Great Candi Syrup Experiment

If you have made Belgian beers before there is a really good chance you have heard or seen candi sugar and candi syrup along the way. These two are forms of the same fermentable sugar and are widely used by commercial and home brewers alike.  Read On »

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Grand Rapids craft beer boom fuels expansion for O’Connor’s Home Brew Supply

Here is the link to the Mlive article that discussed our move and expansion. We are super happy for the positive press and very thankful for all of the great people who made it possible.  Read On »

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A Week in Laramie: The Front Street Tavern

At this point the bar starts to fill with people of all varieties. It’s nearing the end of happy hour, so I order another pint just to round out my time here, as well as by a t-shirt. The bartenders cop me a beer, and I feel right at home. My head is buzzing with romantic ideals (and alcohol too), and the whole world turns rosy. This is a place I could stay for a long time.  Read On »

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A Week in Laramie: Part 2

A true measure of a brewer’s abilities is whether he or she can brew a tasty, low-alcohol and low-IBU beer that remains elegant, delicious, and drinkable. This kölsch hits the spot. Straw-yellow, a crisp hoppy bitterness, with a bready malt profile, but it finishes clean and dry.  Read On »

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A Week in Laramie: Part 1

During the first week of May, Andrew De Haan took a trip to Laramie, Wyoming to visit a friend of his. What follows is a log of beer and adventure from drinking in Denver and Laramie.  Read On »

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No Boil Berliner Weiss

Hi everyone, it’s Nick! For the last year, Andrew (the newest addition to the shop) and I have been discussing older styles of beers. After doing several sour beers, I finally decided to try my hand at a few techniques that I have researched, and I want to share my results with you.  Read On »

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The Great Belgian Pumpkin Beer

For the past month we have been helping people put together recipes for their pumpkin beers. Here is one that I know you will enjoy. Come on in, and we can get the ingredients together for you!  Read On »

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Livin La Vida Loca Cream Ale

Ben O’Connor makes a light, summer beer for Ricky Martin. No, not the Latin heart throb. Ricky Martin is Allison O’Connor’s dad, who lives in the mountains of western North Carolina.  Read On »

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O’Connor’s Home Brew Supply in Revue

We are really happy how our shop has been embraced since opening our doors.  Our emphasis on local products and customer service has been show cased in the June issue of Revue.  Download it before it hits the shelf (page 24). O’Connor’s Home Brew Supply in Revue

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Mitten Brew Article

Our Brewing with extract seminar was a big success  Read On »

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O’Connor’s Home Brew Supply Featured in the Rapidian

Check out the Rapidian’s website to read it. See link below.  Read On »

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Dog Treats Made From Spent Grains

You can make healthy dog treats from your spent grain  Read On »

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A Brief History of Beer

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Article in the GR Press

Got a little article published in the Grand Rapids Press.  Read On »

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More Good Press

O’Connor’s Home Brew Supply was featured on Rapid Growth Media’s Website Check it out

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Home Brew Build Out in Pictures

slide show of the shop build out from start to finish.  Read On »

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Brewtastical

When considering to brew your first batch of beer it’s helpful to think about  Read On »

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Ben on WZZM

See the video here.

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The Brew Shop Build Out: What We Do So You Can Brew

The following article was written by our custom woodworker Matt Sutton. He built our shops point of sale counter, mill table, and shelving units……..  Read On »

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Who and What We Are

Ben loves beer. I needed to change my career path. That is the short version on why we are opening O’Connor’s Home Brew Supply  Read On »

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