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How Long Does It Take to Make Beer?

December 4, 2022
One of the first questions people usually ask when exploring the idea of making beer at home is "how long does it take to brew beer?" Well, there is an easy answer and a long answer. We'll provide the easy answer first, but we highly suggest reading (or at least skimming) this entire article to understand... Read more

How to Make Bourbon

November 23, 2022
Did you know that all Bourbon is whiskey but not all whiskey is Bourbon? Well, it's true. Also, do you know how bourbon is made? If not, read on because this (for educational purposes only) article details exactly how to make Bourbon. We've put it together with help from our buddy, Jesse, from the YouTube... Read more

Lavender Farmhouse With Charles Hoskinson

November 14, 2022
We have a bit of a different brew day for this one. We teamed up with tech entrepreneur Charles Hoskinson, founder of IOHK and the ADA / Cardano cryptocurrency and blockchain platform. Why? Well, the record keeping aspect of blockchain technology could actually be used to improve the quality of beer, wine and spirits. We... Read more

Heavily Fruited Sour Brewing Recipe

October 4, 2022
Sour beers have been around since the beginning of beer brewing thousands of years ago. There are many types of organisms that can turn sugar into alcohol. American fruited sour beers are as diverse as the brewers who make them, but these days fruit is added to many if not most sours. That's exactly what we did... Read more

Belgian Quad - Brewing the Strongest Homebrew Allowable by Law

September 22, 2022
We brewed the highest ABV beer allowable by law in NC. Known for its signature rich, malty flavor, and medium bitterness, and high ABV, the Belgian quad is a subcategory of Belgian strong ale, the quad or “quadruple” has a long history and very palatable flavor profile. Making it the perfect beer to  push the... Read more

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

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