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The Amazing GrabOpener

Every once in a while you come across something that just catches your eye, or draws your attention in a way that makes you smile. For me this is Speakeasy Glass Airlocks. Today we review the Double Bubble Glass Airlock.

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Beer Snobbery

There’s nothing I hate more than watching or reading a review of a beer I am interested in and getting a connoisseurs version of a beer tasting. I don’t care about “mouth feel” nor do I care that you detect subtle notes of unicorn rainbows. Have we forgotten where beer came from and what it has done for humanity? Have …

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Rotten Eggs! The Diacetyl Rest

Ever opened up a freshly fermented batch of beer and get hit in the face with with the overwhelming smell of vomit inducing rotten eggs? Did you think “Oh shit! My whole batch has gone bad!!” Well you are not alone my friends. I remember the first time I ever had this experience and assumed I must have done something …

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How to make a transfer wedge

If you’re like me, when you get done transferring your beer to a secondary, bottling, or kegging, you’ll have a look at all that beer sitting in the bottom of your bucket or carboy and think “What a waste!”. If only there was a way to get almost all of it, without getting all that trub with it! Well say …

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Understanding Yeast

When you first start out in brewing you will be hit with all kinds of new terminology or perhaps even acronyms. Understanding these new terms is key to you being able to make great beer. Today we talk about Attenuation, Flocculation, and Tolerance. Okay so you might have noticed on those little packs of yeast there is sometimes information on …

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The Brew Monks Mead – FREE Recipe!

You can find us on: Facebook | Twitter | YouTube * For a less intense and sweeter experience back-sweeten with 3-6 oz. Wine conditioner AFTER fermentation is complete and BEFORE kegging or bottling.

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Online ABV Calculator

Just enter your Original Gravity (OG) and Final Gravity (FG) in the fields to the left to instantly calculate your ABV percentage. PLEASE NOTE: This calculator assumes you have made all temperature corrections to your measurements beforehand and gives an approximate ABV value. To make adjustments to your gravity measurements please refer to this chart to adjust your measurements accordingly …

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Home Brewers ABV Reference Chart

Calculating ABV can be a pain. So here’s a handy Home Brewers ABV Reference Chart we came up with to make it just a little bit easier. This chart includes 1,400 calculations rounded to the nearest 10th ready to go in PDF format.