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Guide to All Grain Brewing

There are many reasons brewers choose all grain over extract brewing. The main reason brewers switch to all grain is because it gives the brewer more control over the final product. Another reason to brew all grain is because it is generally about 40% cheaper to brew than malt extract beers.

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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!

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Blichmann Conicals vs. Ale Pail Throw Down

This month I wanted to do something a little different. Instead of exploring a brewing technique or a style of beer, I really wanted to do a side-by-side comparison pitting our Blichmann Conicals up against my trusty 8 year old Ale Pail.

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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.

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And the Winners are….

All of the scoresheets have been entered into the website. Log in to view your scores. Paper copies are also available at the shop. Also, please pick up your unused entry beers by Sunday at 5pm.

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Home Brew Competition Winners-2016

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.

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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.

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