Beer and exercise probably do not sound like a “perfect” match to most, at first… But you might be quite surprised to learn that science is starting to show us that we might have been wrong in thinking that beer and “getting shredded”, did not belong in the same conversation. That’s what we will discuss in the blog, today! Now, I have said it before, but I have to say it again; I am not a medical professional, and this is not meant to provide any medical advice. What I will do, is share information with you published by medical and scientific professionals so you don’t have to hunt for it yourself!
Germany loves beer, but what you may not have known is that for a very long time, many German endurance athletes have “sworn” by its merit as a “post-training” beverage. It’s not just Germany either, this philosophy is catching a lot of attention across the world, due to new research. For that reason, athletes foreign and domestic alike, are feeling a lot less guilty about that after workout beer. You are probably wondering what the science says about that, now, right? Well let’s take a look, shall we?
Beer and Muscle Soreness: Physical training and sore muscles tend to go together like ham and cheese, but a 2014 study in the International Journal of Kinesiology and Sport Science found that the athletes they observed reported a reduction in “perceived muscle soreness” after drinking beer versus a placebo. I don’t know about you, but I am already, SOLD! Who “likes” being sore?
Beer and Kidney Health: It likely comes as no surprise that intense exercise can cause dehydration, and dehydrat
June 15, 2021
Do you need to strain your homebrew if you dry hop or add fruit without a hop sack?
This is a very common question for new brewers who are entering the stage of brewing recipes. You are starting to add hops, and fruits, and all kinds of other cool stuff to your brew. One question that we see quite often is about straining your beer and if you should do it or not.
June 09, 2021
When sampling your beer should you always toss your first pour?
Today we are going to talk about sampling your beer. This is probably one of the most exciting parts about brewing, the first initial taste of your actual beer! In order to get a good first taste, you need to do one crucial thing.
Looking for a sweet treat to whip up for those summer celebrations? Wouldn’t it be even better if that treat contained some of YOUR delicious homebrew? Say no more, because today I bring you my recipe for; “Bewitched Caramels”! These delicious little morsels don’t require a lot of effort, but they yield a hefty number of servings and if you opt to wrap them individually (which I highly suggest) they provide the perfect portable and giftable way for people of all ages to enjoy a little bit of
June 02, 2021
After you pitch your yeast should you stir or not stir your wort?
Today we are going to answer the age-old question, should stir your wort after you pitch your yeast or not?