Yeast Starter

Thursday, May 30, 2013 3:35:37 PM America/Denver

Yeast - Let's Get Started!

"Healthy yeast allows you to fully ferment the beer, avoid off flavors, and lower the chance for infections. You’ve spent several hours crafting what may be the best beer you’ve ever made, why chance ruining that?"

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0 Comments | Posted By Marcus Bezuhly

Hop Trellis

Thursday, April 25, 2013 4:53:04 PM America/Denver

Stringing up the Hops!

"I’m going to briefly cover a few points about hop plant growth: from planting and stringing hops up on a trellis, to reading plant health and harvesting."

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1 Comments | Posted By Marcus Bezuhly

Tell Me What To Brew!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 3:40:47 PM America/Denver

It’s time for an experiment and you get to decide what I’m going to do! Vote for your favorite choice and I’ll make it happen.

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3 Comments | Posted By Marcus Bezuhly

The Spice Must Flow

Friday, September 28, 2012 9:29:20 AM America/Denver

For the past few months I’ve been reading the original Dune series, by Frank Herbert. In the Dune universe everything is centered around the “spice”. It extends life, allows interstellar space travel, and is described as having a strong cinnamon flavor and aroma. Throughout the books, characters are constantly drinking spice coffee, spice beer, or eating spice laced food. I’m a huge geek so it was no surprise to anyone who knows me that I changed up my usual coffee, a light roasted breakfast blend, for a cinnamon flavored blend.

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1 Comments | Posted By Marcus Bezuhly

A Barrel Full of Fun

Thursday, September 6, 2012 2:58:19 PM America/Denver

My American Stout has finished primary fermentation and I’m getting ready to add it to the barrel that I just got. In preparation for this let’s discuss how to use and maintain a barrel.

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2 Comments | Posted By Marcus Bezuhly

SMASH Beers!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 11:11:24 AM America/Denver

My American Stout is still bubbling away and I’m getting ready to add in a variety of oak chip as well as brew the second batch for the Oak barrel that should be here any day now.  Since I’m going to need another week or two to get the stout ready for tasting let’s take a bit of step to the side and do something fun. SMASH beers! No, no, I don’t mean bottle busting or anything destructive, I mean Single Malt and Single Hop brews. It’s a great way to really taste the difference a hop or grain can make in your beer. A brewing buddy of mine, Aaron, came up with this recipe. It’s nearly identical to the recipe I usually use for SMASH beers. He called his a “Session IPA”. He brewed it as a SMASH beer with Zythos hops and it was darn tasty!

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4 Comments | Posted By Marcus Bezuhly

So You Want To Brew

Thursday, August 16, 2012 10:19:02 AM America/Denver

So you want to brew but don’t have a recipe, what to do?  This usually hits me about Thursday as I start preparing for the weekend’s brew session (it’s going to be an American Stout this weekend).   I think about all those great beer styles I like, all those I have previously brewed and which ones turned out well. I think about the beers I’ve tasted and the homebrews my friends have had me sample. Once I figure out what style of beer I want to brew I dig in and work out a recipe

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