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How to Lager Beer

It is often a misconception in home brewing that Lager is Ale and Ale is Lager. So today we try to explain how to properly make a Lager. What is Lagering? In simple terms, lagering is the method of cold processing your beer during fermentation and storing it cold afterwards. Lagering your beer requires a great deal more attention than …

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The Monks on Camera? Finally?!

Just over three years ago, The Brew Monks began exclusively as a video production. Over the course of the first year, we produced no less than 150 videos, playing games, reviewing and brewing beer on the popular platform of YouTube. While we were growing and gathering a small following, our dreams were cut short when YouTube blind banned our channel, …

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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 …