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Midwestern IPA Recipe

August 15, 2022
Does the "Midwestern IPA" even exist? Well, if you ask the handful of commercial breweries in the middle of America who claim to brew the style, yes, it does. However, a Midwest IPA isn't listed in the BJCP or the Craft Brewers Association style guidelines. That being the case, we check out the commercial versions, read as much as we could find on this theoretical style, and hammered out a version of our own, with a few extra twists. Our recipe is tailored to Clawhammer's 10.5 gallon kettle, powered by a 240v controller with a 5500w element. Here are the details. Grains 7 lb. 12 oz. Golden Promise 1 lb. 12 0z. Crystal 10 1 lb. 12 oz. Vienna 1... Read more

Wild Water IPA

August 8, 2022
It's often said that the difference between a great beer and an amazing beer lies in the chemistry of  brewing water and how well it matches the style of the beer its being used to make. That said, we brewed this Wild Water IPA with pristine water gathered from a North Carolina waterfall. We also... Read more

Steam Distilling Essential Oils With 240 Volts

June 27, 2022
Steam distilling essential oils at home is an easy, safe, & highly effective way to extract essential oil from your favorite plants. Essential oils are valued for their aromatherapy and medicinal purposes, however, buying essential oils from a retailer can be very expensive. That’s why we created our 120v Essential Oil Distiller Kit and our... Read more

How to Fix Bad Beer | Removing Acetaldehyde From Homebrew

June 20, 2022
Acetaldehyde is a common off-flavor in beer that tastes like green apples. Needless to say, it’s not a desired flavor. We recently brewed a West Coast IPA that tasted sweet and tart, like a green apple, instead of bitter and dank. We knew Acetaldehyde was causing this, so we came up with a quick and... Read more

How to Make AMAZING Non-Alcoholic Beer

June 13, 2022
There are a lot of different ways to make non alcoholic beer. But we think we accidentally stumbled on the absolute best way to make NA Beer It involves what is called a Parti-Gyle mash. Here's how to make non alcoholic beer. We've outlined the steps to making non alcoholic beer below, but here's a video as well:... Read more

Hoppy Lager With Talus Hops - Homebrew Recipe

June 3, 2022
We invited Steve The Apartment Brewer and CH from Homebrew 4 Life over to brew a hoppy lager using Talus hops. We’ve never used these hops before, but we were pleasantly surprised when we tasted the finished beer. Read on to see how it turned out. All the recipe details are below. This recipe is... Read more

Forbidden Rice Black Lager Homebrew Recipe

May 20, 2022
We made the darkest and simultaneously lightest homebrew ever and it might just be a new beer style. It's a black lager that's super roasty but also super light in body. We achieved this vibe by using an absurd amount of black patent malt and a ton of black rice. This is a recipe for... Read more

Brewing the Tesla Gigabeer | German Pilsner Homebrew Recipe

May 12, 2022
We brewed the Tesla Gigabeer! During the Tesla Giga Berlin event in October 2021, Elon Musk announced that Tesla will be making what they call the Gigabeer (or Gigabier if you live in Germany). The Gigabeer will be contained in an unusual bottle that seems to be inspired by the Cybertruck. Since the beer was... Read more

Cereal Milk Stout - Making Beer With Lucky Charms

March 31, 2022
Did you know that beer and cereal are actually made using the same primary ingredients!? In this homebrew beer recipe, we’re going to show you how to turn cereal into beer! The definition of the word cereal is, “Any plant of the grass family yielding an edible grain.” Plants in the grass family include barley,... Read more

Advanced Brew In A bag (BIAB) Mashing Techniques

March 30, 2022
In a separate article called How to Make a Beer Mash, we’ll discuss the actual steps involved in the mashing process. In this piece, we’ll dig into some general information that every intermediate to advanced brewer should know about mashing. We'll also talk about mashing techniques that every brew in a bag or BIAB brewer... Read more

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