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  1. Brewing Beer with Spices

    Brewing Beer with Spices

    Long before hops were ever used, many different spices were used in beer brewing for bittering and flavor. In fact, the history of beer produced without hops is approximately 8,000 years older than the history of beer produced with hops. 

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  2. Is My Beer Infected?

    Is My Beer Infected?

    For new brewers, the fermentation process can look quite alien at times, especially when different batches of beer may behave differently due to different ingredients, fermentation temps, etc. Some people will dump perfectly good beer thinking it may be infected, when it actually isn't. 

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  3. Brewing Hard Cider

    Brewing Hard Cider

    Our Hard Cider Kit makes crisp, dry cider that is incredibly tasty, but if it's time for a change, there are many ways to modify your cider brew to keep things interesting! Here are some things you can add to your Mr. Beer Cider Kit/Refill...

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  4. Using Wood Chips in Your Beer

    Using Wood Chips in Your Beer

    Learn all about wood chips, cubes, spirals, staves, and barrels when it comes to beer brewing. If you are the type who hunts out the barrel-aged brews at your local beer spot, but aren't sure how to implement wood into your homebrewing, this blog is for you.

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  5. 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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  6. How to Make Your Own Beer Recipe

    How to Make Your Own Beer Recipe

    We're proud to boast a large selection of recipes, built to cater to the diverse tastes of our brewers. Still, customization is a large part of what makes homebrewing so gratifying, so it only makes sense to teach folks how to build recipes of their own. Our extracts make the recipe design process simple and the brewing process rapid.

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  7. What is a Cream Ale?

    What is a Cream Ale?

    Cream ales are silky, drinkable, and perfect for warmer weather. But let's get one thing straight – they do not contain milk products. Cream simply refers to the smooth mouthfeel of this cold-fermented ale.

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  8. Know Your Ales

    Know Your Ales

    In your pursuit of beer knowledge, collected to ensure you enjoy every tall glass of rich suds you drink, you are sure to deal with the ales vs. lagers split. If you want to know what all qualifies as an ale, you've come to the right blog. 

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  9. Carbonating Your Beer with Priming Sugar

    Carbonating Your Beer with Priming Sugar

    Carbonation is more than just adding fizz to your beer; carbonation also carries volatile aroma compounds in your beer up to your nose, giving beers a discernable smell. 

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  10. Choosing Yeast for Brewing

    Choosing Yeast for Brewing

    When you're considering ways to get creative with your own beer recipe, yeast choice is important for fine-tuning flavor, aroma, and body.

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