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January 2015

Homebrewing Tips

Tips When Increasing the Alcohol Level in Your Homebrew

January 30, 2015

Before we even get into increasing the alcohol level in your homebrew, we want to quickly visit a previous statement in our 4 Homebrewing Tips to Become an Expert blog: “Chase flavor, not ABV!” When it comes time to consider raising the alcohol content in your homebrew, remember that adding sugar to your beer, therefore increasing ABV, can introduce new flavors as well as change your beer’s color, flavor and body. With this being said, we usually recommend going after a specific flavor…

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Food Pairings

BBQ Pulled Pork Recipe

January 23, 2015

Honey porter is a rare find, so I figured I would match it with a dish that requires some gumption and patience. You’re going to have to earn this pairing. Like homebrewing, smoking meat is an art that can be intimidating at first, but once it’s set up, the hardest part is being determined enough to allow the full flavor and texture to develop. You’ll be tempted to dive in with a couple of hours (or days with brewing) still…

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The Best Homebrewing Tips from Industry Experts

January 19, 2015

It’s a rare opportunity to be able to chat with a variety of industry experts and pick their brains about homebrewing… so we have done it for you! We sought out the best of the best, and asked them, “If you could give one piece of advice to homebrewers, beginner and advanced alike, what would it be?” So here you have it, ladies and gentlemen, learning how to brew from the our industries leading experts. Jamil Zainasheff, Owner of Heretic…

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Craft Breweries

Interview with Jeremy Roberts of 903 Brewers

January 18, 2015

We had a chance to interview Jeremy Roberts, Owner and Brewmaster of 903 Brewers in Sherman, TX. We partnered with 903 Brewers in January to create their Sugar on Top IPA as a Mr. Beer Craft Brewery Series recipe. We chatted about his start in homebrewing, his favorite beer to brew, and the challenges he faced opening up his own brewery. Check out the full interview below! Q: Tell us a bit about yourself and 903 Brewers: Honestly I am…

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4 Homebrewing Tips to Become an Expert

January 15, 2015

There is a lot of science behind homebrewing, and becoming an expert at the craft takes a lot of time, patience, and knowledge. To help with the knowledge portion, we reached out to some of our advanced brewers that participate on the Mr. Beer Forum and asked them what tips they would give brewers looking to fine-tune their craft. Whether you are just starting out, or are an intermediate brewer looking to obtain more knowledge, these homebrewing tips are a…

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Homebrewing Guide for Beginners

January 9, 2015

Before we discuss the beginning steps to homebrewing, it is best to first understand what beer is and how it is made. What is Beer Made Out Of? As explained by Roger Barth in The Chemistry of Beer: The Science in the Suds, beer is an alcoholic beverage produced by the saccharification of starch and fermentation of remaining sugars. Huh? Simply put, beer is made by the fermentation of grain. The most common starch used to brew beer is barley;…

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Food Pairings

Chocolate Ginger Cookies Recipe

January 8, 2015

Whether you are in the frigid blustery northeast, or the a-bit-nippy southwest this time of year, chances are you are enjoying time with your family and friends. Sharing stories of the old, promises of the new and hopefully a cookie and a brew or two. Dark spiced ales are aplenty and ginger cookies warm plates in piles.  The gooey chocolate oozes together with the roasted malts and the snappy sweet ginger joins the mulling spices in a rousing chorus sure to…

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Reuben Sandwich Recipe

January 6, 2015

A meaty, sloppy, cheesy Reuben has so many intense complex flavors that just any old beer won’t do. So how about one of the oldest brews still in existence? Doppelbock’s high alcohol content will cut right through all that fat and flavor, peeking through to the other side with malts and grains mixing with toasty rye. Prepare to be fully satisfied as this brew alone was designed to get German monks through the fasting period between Ash Wednesday and Easter…

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