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Pre-making yeast starter and bottling primer.

Two things are absolutely necessary in order to make any alcoholic beverage: A solution of a fermentable sugar in water, and yeast. Yeast eat the …

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Insulated Keg/Mash Tun

Right now I’m doing 5gal all grain batches using a Rubbermaid/Gott insulated water cooler for my mash tun. It works great but does have some …

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Hiney The Other – Day 50

Tasting Day!!

I put a bottle in the fridge in the early morning, and waited until about 5pm for the taste.

Poured into a standard …

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Ole Mole – Day 49

Tasting Day!

I put a bottle of Ole Mole into the fridge at about 10AM, to let it cool down. At 3:30PM, I took the …

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Brooks on Beer: All the presidents’ beer

MercuryNews.com

Jay R. Brooks

For the Bay Area News Group

Click photo to enlarge U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) toasts… ( …

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A parasitic wasp is no match for a drunken fruit fly

From MSNBC.com By Jennifer Welsh

updated 2/16/2012 1:43:51 PM ET

Fruit flies can apparently out-drink Frank the Tank and not get sick from alcohol poisoning. …

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What is a Brewer?

Hiney The Other – Day 35

Bottling Day!!

I got together my bottles, Starsan sanitizer, priming sugar solution, bottling carboy, trub/hop filter and got to work.

I make my priming solution …

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Ole Mole – Day 35

Bottling Day!!

I took the carboy out of the fermentation chamber, and took a quick sample to taste. Smooth, medium viscosity, and just the right …

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