Category Archives: Adventures in Home Brewing

Pale Ale 5 Gallon Homebrew | Update

Pale Ale Homebrew The Breakdown For those of you who aren’t following us on Instagram (it’s Hard12Brews – so if you’re not going ahead and make that change), we want to let you know that the latest brew happened this … Continue reading

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5 Gallon Pale Ale | Homebrew Update

Bring On The Next Beer It has been a while. In fact our last post about homebrewing was a little bit over a month ago. This was almost done on purpose, there hasn’t been enough time lately to brew and … Continue reading

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Amber Ale Homebrew | Beer Review

Amber Ale – Homebrewed Expectations were not high but we were optimistic for the first five gallon homebrew. There were a lot of unknowns when it came to temperature control for the boil, cooling down the wort and bottling that … Continue reading

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One More Week | Homebrew Bottling Update

Bottle Selection: Brewing your own beer takes quite a bit of hard work and effort in general but bottling day is by far the most labor intensive day. In an attempt to make the day a bit easier we went … Continue reading

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Amber Ale 5 Gallon Homebrew | Update

The Breakdown This past weekend as many of you know (if you aren’t following our Instagram you are missing out) we brewed our first 5 gallon batch of beer. In last week’s post we talked a lot about the potential … Continue reading

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Bigger and Hopefully Better | Five Gallon Brew Kit

We were very lucky to be spoiled over the holidays when it came to brewing equipment. We picked up a second one gallon kit and our first five gallon brew kit. We have plans – special plans that involve fruit … Continue reading

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Porter | Homebrew Dual Review

Porter Styles vary from American to English and from there the combinations of malts and additions to the brew are endless. For our homebrewed Porter review we are going to use the description from the box as a baseline. “A … Continue reading

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Bottled Porter | Homebrewing

The Process: During the last update we reviewed what I considered to be an extremely successful brew day. It was only the third brew but it felt like I was getting comfortable with the process. The fermentation went well and … Continue reading

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Porter Brewin’ | A Darker Adventure

In our last homebrewing post I was wavering between brewing a Porter or a Stout, ultimately the Porter won. I went this direction for two reasons, both of which may have nothing to do with the actual outcome of the … Continue reading

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Tasting Courses and Homebrewing

Over GABF week Meg and I both went to a Cicerone based off-flavor tasting course at Epic Brewing. The focus of the course was to compare the six most common off-flavors to a control and learn why these can happen … Continue reading

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