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How to Lager

A lager is a beer that has been fermented and stored at cold temperatures. Lager styles range from highly drinkable and refreshing pilsners to filling and warming dopplebocks. This article will cover the processes involved in brewing a lager at home.  Read On »

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Home Brew Competition Winners

Congrats to Nick Rodammer, Best in Show, 2nd Place, Lager Style, and Strong Ale Style winner. And congratulations to the rest of the 4th Annual O’Connor’s Home Brew Supply Competition Winners.  Read On »

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Put Diaceytl to Rest

Diacetyl can be a serious problem for many brewers. Diacetyl has the flavor of butter or butterscotch. It is a naturally occurring product of yeast fermentation, and healthy yeast will clean up this flavor while fermenting.  Read On »

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Cider House Select Kits

Everything you need to craft your best cider is here. We start with fresh ingredients packaged to maintain flavor as well as easy-to-follow recipes measured to perfection.  Read On »

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And the winners are….

As a thank you, the staff at OHBS would like to invite those who entered beers to a little BBQ at the shop on Sunday, August 16 from 1-4. The winners will be announced at 2:30.  Read On »

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Recipe Writing 101

…Research which yeast is the correct yeast for your application. Different yeast have difference characteristics which can greatly influence the flavor and body of your beer. If you do not know which yeast to use, you can ask us!  Read On »

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Achieving Beer Clarity

Some brewers make a big deal about it, others don’t, but the clarity of my beer as of late has been a big deal. I think it is just a natural progression in brewing education. Relatively speaking, concern over clarity only became relevant when we stopped drinking out of wooden, stone, and porcelain mugs.  Read On »

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Ben & His Beard Review Red Beard’s India Red Ale

I’m a pretty lucky man, there is no doubt about that. Being in this business gives me access to some really great home and commercially brewed beers. The only downside to being immersed in the beer scene in Gand Rapids is that it takes a lot for me to be really impressed with a beer. When Allison said she needed a beer review from me, I marched over to Martha’s Vineyard and stared at the coolers until I found a beer that I have not had, which is a difficult task in itself.  Read On »

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