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  1. The Best Beginner Homebrew Kit

    The Best Beginner Homebrew Kit

    You have a wondrously-varied collection of kits to choose from if you are just cracking into the beer making game. I thought I’d help you out and give you the lay of the land.

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  2. Choosing Tea for Your Kombucha

    Choosing Tea for Your Kombucha

    Bacteria and yeast (the SCOBY) need sugar and tea for proper fermentation – the sugar acts as food, providing energy, while the tea is a natural multivitamin. Only tea that comes from the plant Camellia senensis provides the necessary nutrients for your SCOBY. 

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  3. Microbrew vs. Craft vs. Independent Craft

    Microbrew vs. Craft vs. Independent Craft

    In the mid-2000s, those who wanted to distinguish their beer taste from that of the masses requested "microbrews" (made by "microbreweries") when they were in search of tastier beer. Microbreweries represented an alternative attitude toward beer. 

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  4. AZ Brewers Championing Water Conservation

    AZ Brewers Championing Water Conservation

    Beer brewing for the environment! Sure, it sounds like a curious form of advocacy, but what better way to pique public interest in water conservation than with rich, foamy beer?

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  5. Why Homebrew?

    Why Homebrew?

    Looking back, when I think about all the reasons why I didn't homebrew for so long, waiting wasn't even on my list. I admit, I'm an inpatient guy. But I'm here to tell you if you can wait three weeks after the boil and another two to three weeks after bottling, you can make your own beer too.

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  6. Attending Homebrew Con as a Newly-Certified BJCP Judge

    Attending Homebrew Con as a Newly-Certified BJCP Judge

    The National Homebrewers Conference (aka "Homebrew Con") is a 3-day annual gathering of 3000+ homebrewing and craft beer enthusiasts hosted by the American Homebrewers Association. It takes place in a different city each year and consists of seminars, a homebrew industry expo, and LOTS and LOTS of beer. This year, which celebrates the Homebrew Con's 39thanniversary, took place in Minneapolis, Minnesota at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

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  7. What's Overrated & Underrated in American Craft Beer?

    What's Overrated & Underrated in American Craft Beer?

    With microbreweries popping up around every corner and homebrewing becoming such an accessible hobby, I feel confident that no matter what your niche is, you'll find a beer for your tastes, and not so far away. With so many choices, I wanted to know what people are feeling fed up with, and what they want to see more of. So, I asked the beer fans right here in our office, and here's what we had to say.

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  8. How to Keep Your Fermenter Cool in the Summer

    How to Keep Your Fermenter Cool in the Summer

    Summer is almost here! When it comes to fermenting, proper temperature control is one of the most important factors for maintaining happy yeast. This time of year, as the temperatures start rising, you will most likely be looking for ways to keep your yeast cool during fermentation. Here are a few tips and tricks...

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  9. Mr. Beer Teams up with Funky Buddha to Release New Homebrew Recipe

    Mr. Beer Teams up with Funky Buddha to Release New Homebrew Recipe

    This weekend Mr. Beer kicks off the newest homebrew recipe in our Brewery Spotlight Edition series, Funky Buddha's Hop Stimulator Double IPA! This delicious partial mash brew is only available in limited numbers on www.mrbeer.com, beginning Saturday, April 22nd.

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  10. How to Best Enjoy Your Next Beer

    How to Best Enjoy Your Next Beer

    Excellent beer deserves to be enjoyed fully. I realize that not everyone means to make their casual beer consumption into a fine event, or that everyone is terribly picky about the quality of their beer. But for those who want to taste and smell the character of their beer, here's a guide to make sure you're not missing out by making small mistakes in the way you serve your beer.

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