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CHOCOLATE LAGER HOMEBREW RECIPE

April 7, 2021
In this video, Luis brews up a delicious chocolate lager in his NYC apartment. It’s a crisp, light beer with subtle notes of chocolate from fresh cacao nibs (which you can tweak to your liking). However, what really makes this brew day special is Luis’ fermentation method, which is done at an extremely high temperature. This means... Read more

How to Build a Beer Engine | Homebrew Set Up

April 2, 2021
How to set up and use a Beer Engine. These days draft beer is typically poured from a keg, which uses co2 or beer gas to pressurize the keg and push the beer through the tap. But it wasn't always done this way, back in the old days beer was pulled from a cask using... Read more

Irish Red Ale Served on a Beer Engine | Homebrew Recipe

March 19, 2021
In the craft beer world, it seems like beers keep getting more hoppy with IPAs still having the spotlight among most consumers. There’s nothing wrong with that, but sometimes its nice to make a throwback beer, and by throwback we mean the old world, when beer was poured from casks using beer engines. With St.... Read more

Split Batch Smash Ale - White Labs Collaboration

February 26, 2021
If you’re a homebrewer, then you’ve definitely heard of White Labs, a premium liquid yeast company that’s been around since 1995. If you watch our videos or read these articles, you may notice how often we use their yeast, almost for every beer. When they reached out and asked to do a collaboration beer project... Read more

Tripel IPA Homebrew Recipe

February 12, 2021
Looking for a big, boozy beer? You've come to the right place. The Tripel IPA is one of the highest gravity beers we've ever made with a ton of hops. The best part is you can't even taste the booze! Kyle and Ross put their skills to the test against Martin Keen, professional brewer and creator... Read more

Belgian IPA Homebrew Recipe

January 18, 2021
This Belgian Style IPA recipe is the second recipe our friends Luis & Sarah have made for us, make sure to check out their first recipe if you haven’t! A Belgian Style IPA is a unique kind of beer that combines the funkiness of a Belgian beer with the crispness of an IPA. If you’re... Read more

English Bitter Homebrew Recipe

December 31, 2020
An English Bitter, otherwise known as an Ordinary Bitter, is a historic, flavorful, and sessionable beer style that’s unfortunately not too popular in the modern craft beer world. Here at Clawhammer, we love bitters and it’s always a treat when we find one at a local spot that’s poured using a beer engine from a... Read more

Home Brewing a Toasted Marshmallow Milk Stout Recipe

December 17, 2020
It's the perfect time of year for brewing a sweet and chocolatey nitro "milk stout." What time of year is that, you may ask? It's NOW! Anyway, this recipe is like hot cocoa... but beer. Or smores... but BEER. In all seriousness, this turned out to be a deliciously creamy stout with subtle hints of... Read more

How to Pour Nitro Homebrew Beer at Home

December 11, 2020
This is a complete guide to the equipment one will need to pour nitrogen beer from a home tap system (kegerator, keezer, etc). We'll list the equipment we recommend below as well as an explanation for why the particular equipment is needed. Nitro stouts, nitro milk stout, nitro porter and more are easier to serve... Read more

Russian Imperial Stout

December 7, 2020
Cold weather and good news is the perfect reason to brew a big Russian Imperial Stout. Our friend Ross, who brewed this beer with us, just got a promotion and now brews beer at New Belgium! To celebrate, we’re naming this beer Old Rossputin as an homage to one of our favorite beers, Old Rasputin... Read more

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