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That Time I Color Corrected My Dry Stout

Thu, 03/28/2019 - 5:13am

Did I ever tell you about the time that I brewed a Dry Irish Stout and the color came out more brown than black? If not, let me type it up here. Even though the beer missed on color, I planned a way to fix it so that when it poured from my tap it […]

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Brew Dudes Homebrew Swap – Exchange #33

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 4:21am

Hey – this beer swap is special because this is the first one that has homebrew in cans! The Crafty Neighbor Brewing Company have been getting together on a weekly basis to brew and can their beer in preparation of going pro. The guys gave us a few cans of their specialty stouts for us […]

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Citra SMaSH Tasting Notes

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 3:36am

After our comparison session with the Mosaic SMaSH beer, we decided to do a full examination of the Citra SMaSH beer. In the long series of hop evaluations, these Brew Dudes did not get to brewing a Citra focused beer until now. We didn’t get to it because Citra seemed to be used a lot […]

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Citra Vs. Mosaic Hops – SMaSH Beer Tastings

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 6:35pm

We have brewed some Single Malt and Single Hop (SMaSH) beers in the past to examine hop flavors and aroma of certain hops varieties, but typically we examine them (taste and pontificate) one at a time. This time, we have two SMaSH beers to try side by side in a triangle test. With three beer […]

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Celebrating 20 Years Of Homebrewing – Tips for First Timers

Wed, 02/27/2019 - 12:40pm

Mike has been brewing beer at home for 20 years now. To celebrate, he picked up an extract beer kit that was similar to the first one he ever brewed. We captured every part of the brew day on camera from the unboxing of the kit to the pour of the concentrated wort into the […]

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Black Plum Sour Beer Tasting – Redux

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 10:57am

Mike brewed a black plum sour beer back in 2017 so we open up a bottle to see how it aged. Sour beers can change pretty dramatically over time so we wanted to see how it was now after several months. Take a look at this video where we compare tasting notes of this experimental […]

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English Pale Ale Malt Experiment

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 4:12am

Mike's English Pale Ale Malt experiment

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Hops Filter Screen Review

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 12:06pm

We received a comment on YouTube asking us to reveal the hop filter screen that Mike uses in his keg to dry hop. Every time we thought of making a videos about it, the darn thing was in the keg. With a better plan in hand, we figured out a time when the hop screen […]

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Modifying Cider Post Fermentation

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 12:58pm

Mike took his simple cider and tried his hand at adding ingredients to it after it was finished fermenting to try to get a few different flavored versions out of it. We tasted the results of his attempts at modifying cider post fermentation and made this video. 3 Ciders With 3 Flavor Profiles Before us, […]

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Yet Another NEIPA – We’re Sorry

Thu, 01/24/2019 - 12:44pm

When in New England, you get many requests to brew NEIPAs or New England style India Pale Ales. This area of the USA is where this style was born and the people seem to love it. From the explosion of new breweries touting their special version of the brew to the devotees standing in line […]

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All Grain Brüt IPA Recipe And Tasting

Sun, 01/20/2019 - 5:26am

The newest of new IPA styles, at least at this point in time, is the Brüt IPA. Brewed with added enzymes that makes the wort extremely fermentable so that it finishes dry, this beer presents a new challenge for home brewers of all experience levels. My first attempt using an extract recipe resulted in a […]

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Watch Out Stout Recipe And Tasting Notes

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 4:08am

At the end of 2018, Mike took inventory of his odds and ends grain collection that he had and decided to make an Imperial stout. All of the ingredients, including the different base malts, were left over from other brews. A “Kitchen Sink” beer for sure, this stout has everything. Check out the recipe below […]

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