April 14, 2021
Why you should trim away the excess material on your hop sack?
This is one step in our instructions that we really do not explain, we tell you to trim away and access material on your hopsack, but what is the reason for that?
Alright, that is it! If I had a dollar for every time, I was asked about making NA homebrew, I could buy a lot of commercial NA beer! Seriously though, it comes up ALL THE TIME, so I thought, “ya know what? Let’s just go ahead and oblige these fine people, already.” So here we stand; you excited? Don’t answer that or do if the answer is “yes”. Moving right along… heh, heh, heh.
What you may not know is that most NA beer starts as “regular” beer containing alcohol. That means that your a
The process of making beer is very straightforward. I think what can be intimidating is if you have been to any brewery and seen the giant tanks and houses and stuff going everywhere, but when you understand the process it is very simple, especially with Mr. Beer.
The 3 basic steps for homebrewing are prepare, brew, and bottle. I’ll break down each one of these in detail below.
Step 1- Prepare
This step refers to gathering all of your brewing equipment and ingredients t
How to use a bottling wand & what are the benefits of using one?
The bottling wand is a very useful tool. We often get asked how to use it and is it required to use it. It is not required to be used in the bottling process, but it makes the process a whole lot easier.
Here we go again… I have decided to bring you yet another beer-bread recipe! To be fair, you asked for it! You might be saying “but Ashley, you already gave us the most spectacular trub bread recipe and we plan to canonize you for it…” Okay, okay, so you probably aren’t saying that “exactly” but who’s checking? Anyway, this truly is a BEER bread, as beer will be providing most of your wet volume in the recipe.
This BEER BREAD is hearty and flavorful so don’t expect it to be just like that stuff you buy at the store, this bread has substance and it’s probably going to wreck your diet if you are on one, but life is short, and this is DELICIOUS! A small note I need to emphasize; SIFT YOUR FLOUR into your measuring cup. If you do not own a sifter, that’s okay just sprinkle the flour into the measuring cup with a spoon, instead of “scooping” it from the bag or canister. Sifting puts a tiny pocket of air between each particle of flour and helps you achieve a much lighter texture in the finished product. We want bread… NOT hardtack…unless that’s what you are into!
Without further delay, Let’s make some Beer Bread!
What you will need:
3 cups SIFTED (DO IT. IT’S IMPORTANT) All-Purpose Flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
¼ cup sugar
1 and ½ cup “lighter” style homebrew (12 ounces) We LOVE Golden Ale for this one.
½ cup melted butter divided into ¼ cup portions.
Here’s How we make it:
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees and make sure it is nice and evenly hot before you add your bread to bake.
Mix all dry ingredients in a large bowl. Next, add ¼ cup of melted butter and 12 ounces of beer. I like to mix this with my hands until a dough is formed. Be careful, not over-knead or overwork this dough as it can become a bit, though.
Grease a loaf pan and add in the dough. Allow the dough to rest in the pan for 10-15 minutes under a cloth bef