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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 29, 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

Yeast, The Mystery Ingredient In Beer

March 28, 2022
Beer has long played a role in human civilizations. Some social archaeologists even believe beer was a primary driver in the switch from hunter-gatherer to agricultural society. But where does yeast come from and how does it work? We’ll tackle this and more, below. Who Discovered Yeast? It took a long time for us humans... Read more

How to Ferment Beer

March 27, 2022
Fermentation is a natural biological mechanism performed by microorganisms such as yeast. During the process of fermentation, yeast convert sugar into alcohol, carbon dioxide, and other chemical compounds. This process helps not only create but also determine the flavor of fermented food and beverages like bread and beer. That’s why learning to properly manage the... Read more

How To Make Welch's Wine

March 25, 2022
If you’re looking for an easy & cheap way to make alcohol at home, fermenting a bottle of store-bought Welch’s Grape Juice is a great idea. This may not be the tastiest way to make wine at home, but we bet if you’re reading this article you’re not too worried about that. Follow the steps... Read more

How to Mash Beer | Brew In A Bag | BIAB

March 24, 2022
Mashing is simply the process of combining hot water with malted grain to enzymatically break down starches into fermentable sugars.  Mashing with an electric brew-in-the-bag (BIAB) system has several benefits including: You can simply set the temp on the controller versus having to wrap a kettle in a blanket and using a cooler You can... Read more

West Coast IPA - Bitter & Dank IPA Recipe

February 18, 2022
The West Coast IPA is one of the most popular styles of craft beer, and for good reason! A West Coast IPA is more bitter than its East Coast counterpart and is characterized by dank, resiny flavors of citrus and pine. This West Coast IPA recipe is packed full of Columbus and Warrior hops and... Read more

Chocolate Strawberry Stout Homebrew Recipe

January 10, 2022
While chocolate and strawberries might make you think of Valentine's day, this delicious stout is perfect for any time of year. It's a creamy dessert beer (that isn't too sweet) with notes of roasted cacao and a hint of strawberry. This one's so good we brought Rachael back to brew it up with us! Best served on a... Read more

How To Make Essential Oil

January 4, 2022
 Essential oils can be extracted from many kinds of plants and are valued for their aromatherapy and medicinal uses. Purchasing essential oils can be very expensive, however, making them at home is much cheaper and still provides a high quality 100% pure product. Steam distilling essential oils at home is an easy, safe, & effective way... Read more

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