Topic: Homebrew Stories

Plug-n-Brew – Electric Homebrew System

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Through trial and (especially) error, Terry Foster finds out how (and how not) to build an electric homebrewery.

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Hops in the Hog

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Farm to table at Sierra Nevada

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Prohibition Porter

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A couple homebrewers brewed a real Prohibition-era beer with malt extract from the 1920s.

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Does Homebrew Matter?

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Does homebrewing really matter in the grand scheme of things? BYO’s Associate Publisher ponders that question.

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Football & Homebrew

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When he’s not punting footballs, former Pro Bowler Brandon Fields is often pursuing another passion: Homebrewing.

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Operation Strain

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A Colorado homebrew club crowdsourced to find the best yeast strains for brewing a club member’s German Pils.

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Schooner Brew

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A group of homebrewing landlubbers brew up the deadliest batch. 

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High Rise Rhizome

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Just because you work in a cubicle doesn’t mean you can’t grow some high-rise hops.

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Alaskan Homebrewing

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How the harsh environment shaped the brewing scene in our 49th state. Plus: Recipes for birch beer and smoked porter.

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Wort’s Up! Hawaii Homebrewers

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Hawaii is the perfect place to hang loose with a homebrew. And the members of HOPS, the homebrew club on the island of Oahu, know how to do it right. Its full

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United We Brew: Cool Homebrew Clubs

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All over the world, homebrewers gather to brew, drink, chat, learn and have some fun in that simple vehicle of camaraderie, the club.

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From Russia, With Beer

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Before arriving in Moscow, my husband and I had been warned that while imbibing alcohol was certainly a daily tradition in Russia, we should not expect to enjoy kicking back with a nice bottle of beer unless we were willing to shell out big bucks for an import at a Western-style restaurant. Always eager to test such truths, we purchased various local brands at kiosks, with varying degrees of success. Although production quality has come a long way since the Soviet era, beer remains remarkably inconsistent from batch to batch. In fact we were actually reduced to pouring several truly undrinkable beers down the drain, an action I would have previously considered unthinkable.

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