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Happy End of Prohibition Anniversary

On this day in 1933 prohibition came to an end.  Cheers everyone!!!

“Colorado, the State of Craft Beer”

Colorado Beer Girl

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Normally I try not to simply re-post press releases in favor of putting them into my own words. This one, however, most likely cannot be adequately explained without all of the information in the press release. So please take a moment to read over this exciting news from the Colorado Brewers Guild about the creation of the logo and slogan, “Colorado, the State of Craft Beer.”

Colorado Brewers Guild Launches “Colorado, The State of Craft Beer”

Logo and design will be promoted at the Great American Beer Festival

DENVER – Sept. 23, 2014 – Today the Colorado Brewers Guild (CBG) released the logo and design to the general public for the “Colorado, The State Of Craft Beer” brand. This logo will be used on brochures, signage in breweries, liquor stores, glassware, festival tents and website.

“The State of Craft Beer will communicate the rich brewing heritage of Colorado internationally,” said…

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4th Annual Save the Ales Beer Tasting Event & Fundraiser

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Drinking beer is fun. Drinking local beer is even better. But the absolute best is drinking beer from several local breweries all under one roof for a great cause. The fourth annual Save the Ales Beer Tasting Event & Fundraiser takes place on Friday, September 5th at Exdo Event Center. Water is one of the main components of beer; without access to good clean water, we wouldn’t be able to enjoy the amazing beers we’re so lucky to have here in Colorado. So please come out and support Conservation Colorado’s efforts to protect our state’s water, air and beer!

Some of the fantastic breweries that will be pouring at this event are:

Avery, Caution, Crazy Mountain, Diebolt, Eddyline, Epic, Fate, Former Future, Hall, Joyride, Living the Dream, Mountain Toad, Mu, New Belgium, Odell, Oskar Blues, River North, Trinity, Rock Bottom, Upslope, and Wynkoop.

Click here for tickets. $35 General Admission, $60…

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First Ever Boulder Craft Beer Festival

Colorado Beer Girl

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On Saturday, August 23rd, Downtown Boulder will host its first ever Boulder Craft Beer Festival. Boulder County is home to some awesome breweries, and this event will bring 20 of them together in one place for an afternoon of unlimited sampling.

Participating breweries:

12 Degree Brewing

Oskar Blues Brewery

Upslope Brewing Co.

Avery Brewing

Gravity Brewing

The Post Brewing Co.

Vindication Brewing Co.

Bootstrap Brewing

J. Wells Brewery

Sanitas Brewing Co.

Walnut Brewery

Boulder Beer

Left Hand Brewing Company

Shine Brewing Co.

West Flanders Brewing

BRU Handbuilt Ales

Fate Brewing Company

Odd 13 Brewing

Twisted Pine Brewing Co.

Wild Woods Brewery

For just $30 per ticket (in advance; $35 the day of), attendees get unlimited samples of all 40 beers at the festival, a commemorative sampling glass and snacks provided by Glutino & Udi’s Gluten Free. There will also be live music from Andy Hackbarth (12:30 – 2:30…

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Top 5 Resources We Use to Brew Beer

The internet is a wealth of information on brewing beer.  Over the years we have found these resources to be very useful in learning how to brew beer.

1.  BeerSmith – www.beersmith.com  

The creator of BeerSmith has an awesome website with how to videos, recipes, a forum section, podcasts and most importantly the BeerSmith software.  The software allows you to build recipes, brew those recipes and keep notes on all of them.

2.  Clone Brews

Tess and Mark Szamatulski have put together recipes for 200 commercial beers.  We have not brewed one of these clone recipes yet, but have used many of them as inspiration for creating our own recipes.

3.  Twitter and #homebrewchat

Every Tuesday at 7pm MST @springsbrewcrew hosts #homebrewchat.  Questions are asked about home brewing and everyone learns from each other and shares best practices.

4.  American Homebrewers Association

The American Homebrewers Association is another great resource of information.  There website has everything from learning the basics, events that are coming up, competitions and a list of local home brewing clubs in your area.

5.  Blogs

Scour the internet for beer blogs.  There are to many to list here but there are plenty of them.  You will find blogs on brewers just starting up, advanced brewers and large corporate brewers.  The bloggers are blogging about there day to day activities and what they have learned.  Many of these bloggers are video bloggers as well and have excellent videos posted to their sites on things they have learned.

Well there you have it.  5 resources that we have used over the years to help us improve on our home brew.  We hope you found them helpful.

We would love to hear from you.  Comment below or give us a shout on Facebook or Twitter.

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Springs Brew Crew
RT #Homebrewchat oh and just confirmed all spices were in the boil for pumpkin. Not secondary


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julie otownmommy
RT : Thanks to everyone who joined tonight. See you next week on#homebrewchat



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julie otownmommy
#Homebrewchat oh and just confirmed all spices were in the boil for pumpkin. Not secondary



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Springs Brew Crew
Thanks to everyone who joined tonight. See you next week on #homebrewchat


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Springs Brew Crew
RT I got this yesterday. Have not had a chance ro read it yet #Homebrewchathttp://t.co/pNMCLLKGD9


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Comstock Brewing
RT : I got this yesterday. Have not had a chance ro read it yet #Homebrewchathttp://t.co/oxKq5WbWM6


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julie otownmommy
I got this yesterday. Have not had a chance ro read it yet #Homebrewchat http://t.co/oxKq5WbWM6



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Mark F Cook
#Homebrewchat Definitely fires up the creative juices, aye?



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julie otownmommy
YES! ♥ lol. #homebrewchat I get what you mean though. But it makes me want to brew more when I watch it.


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julie otownmommy
#homebrewchat ha is trying to catch up with the chatting


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Mark F Cook
#Homebrewchat I forgot about to add their old bong water.


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Mark F Cook
#Homebrewchat And add toenail clippings and belly button lint…..then BOOM! Beer!



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julie otownmommy
#homebrewchat I don’t know. Ya sit around and have a few beers and say “hell ya, lets brew a beer with the fog we collect”


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Mark F Cook
#Homebrewchat Widmer Brothers Raspberry Russian…..meh!



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Comstock Brewing
we record them and have not deleted them watch them again for more ideas #homebrewchat


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Mark F Cook
#Homebrewchat A4) It’s “reality tv” that has nothing to do with reality. Great concepts but a bit over the top.



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Springs Brew Crew
RT A4: Good to see the little guys and the big guys being featured in the show#homebrewchat


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Comstock Brewing
A4: Good to see the little guys and the big guys being featured in the show #homebrewchat


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julie otownmommy
#homebrewchat just finished the last sip of my ordinary special bitter. #kegblown


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Mark F Cook
#Homebrewchat Now you know how my patients feel! Hynuk, hynuk, hynuk!


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julie otownmommy
RT : What is everyone drinking (or spilling) tonight? #homebrewchat


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Empire Roofing
What is everyone drinking (or spilling) tonight? #homebrewchat


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Springs Brew Crew
Q4: Has anyone been watching the new episodes? What do you think off them?#homebrewchat


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julie otownmommy
#homebrewchat I tried the swamp bucket trick for a competition beer we did last summer. I don’t recomend it


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julie otownmommy
#homebrewchat exuse my weak fats domino reference


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Shae Comstock
dang…my blueberry hill ale just spilled on my keyboard #beer #homebrewchat



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Springs Brew Crew
RT #Homebrewchat A3) So many styles, so little brew time. #That‘sWhyI’mGoingPro



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julie otownmommy
I dont think so since it was secondary and the alcohol took care of it #homebrewchat.


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Mark F Cook
#Homebrewchat A3) So many styles, so little brew time. #That‘sWhyI’mGoingPro


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Comstock Brewing
our basement is always about 70 degrees if we could just get it to 68#homebrewchat


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julie otownmommy
#homebrewchat I need to check my notes. Trying to remember if we made an addition in secondary too? #hmmm


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Mark F Cook
#Homebrewchat Any problems with oxidation or infection by adding unsanitized spices?



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julie otownmommy
#homebrewchat a3 always have a bitter going and usually a stout. No temp control so if thw basement is too hot we won’t do certain styles


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Mark F Cook
#Homebrewchat yes, I forgot ginger! I use powdered spices from Penzy’s. They’re the best source I’ve found.


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Erik Wood
RT : #Homebrewchat You can always add spices to the secondary until “just right”. Wait a few days between additions.



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Springs Brew Crew
RT #Homebrewchat You can always add spices to the secondary until “just right”. Wait a few days between additions.


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Mark F Cook
#Homebrewchat You can always add spices to the secondary until “just right”. Wait a few days between additions.


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julie otownmommy
RT : 2: we use ginger root, cinnamon stick, ground cloves, nutmeg and mace in our pumpkin #homebrewchat



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Comstock Brewing
2: we use ginger root, cinnamon stick, ground cloves, nutmeg and mace in our pumpkin#homebrewchat



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Mark F Cook
#Homebrewchat Cinnamon, cloves, allspice and nutmeg. Go easy! I don’t remember the amounts #HardDriveCrash



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julie otownmommy
#homebrewchat getting the spices just right is key



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Mark F Cook
#Homebrewchat A2) also use pumpkin pie spices. Bitchin’!



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Mark F Cook
#Homebrewchat Use about 8lbs pumpkin and 2lbs sweet potato, both slow roasted to carmelize, used in mash, RICE HULLS, 10 gallon batch.


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julie otownmommy
RT : Q2: Fall will be here before we know it. Who will be brewing a pumpkin #beer ?#homebrewchat



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Mark F Cook
#Homebrewchat A2) Fresh, home grown pumpkin with sweet potato.



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Comstock Brewing
are you good with lagers? never have brewed one and need some pointers #homebrewchat



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Springs Brew Crew
Q2: Fall will be here before we know it. Who will be brewing a pumpkin #beer ? #homebrewchat


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Springs Brew Crew
RT #Homebrewchat A1) http://t.co/ZKv1v2kBvx is an excellent resource. Homebrew forums run a close 2nd.


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Comstock Brewing
RT #Homebrewchat A1) http://t.co/euPBIgJG6Z is an excellent resource. Homebrew forums run a close 2nd.


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Mark F Cook
#Homebrewchat A1) http://t.co/DqINnnjGDP is an excellent resource. Homebrew forums run a close 2nd.


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julie otownmommy
#homebrewchat and I are putting the kids to bed so we will pop in a bit late


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Springs Brew Crew
Q1: What online resources have you used to educate yourself on brewing #beer ? #homebrewchat


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julie otownmommy
I probably ask the same question “did I miss #homebrewchat ” everyweek lol


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Springs Brew Crew
Hurry up and go get your beers and we will get started #homebrewchat


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Almost at 1000 followers on Twitter

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#homebrewchat with @springsbrewcrew


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Springs Brew Crew 
Thank everyone who joined tonight. See you next week #homebrewchat


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Doreen Lipsey 
RT  #homebrewchat my phone is about to die. Gtgo. Thanks for the great chat everyone!!!!


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Doreen Lipsey 
Let’s give it a try! Night everyone!  #homebrewchat


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julie otownmommy 
#homebrewchat my phone is about to die. Gtgo. Thanks for the great chat everyone!!!!


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Shae Comstock 
Cool! It will be the first time trying it…we’ll see =)  #homebrewchat



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julie otownmommy 
#homebrewchat my husband and I have a shared name on google+ so we may be on tomorrow night. We shall see


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Doreen Lipsey 
Still trying to figure it out, but it does help with ranking for businesses #homebrewchat



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Springs Brew Crew 
RT  Good for businesses to use Google Plus to help with SEO #homebrewchat


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Shae Comstock 
Good for businesses to use Google Plus to help with SEO  #homebrewchat



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Doreen Lipsey 
RT  RT  #homebrewchat– we have a chat on Google+ tomorrow night-7p MST same topic-get some more followers



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Springs Brew Crew 
RT  #homebrewchat how about we have a chat on Google+ tomorrow night at 7pm MST same topic, get some more followers


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Shae Comstock 
RT  #homebrewchat how about we have a chat on Google+ tomorrow night at 7pm MST same topic, get some more followers


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Comstock Brewing 
#homebrewchat how about we have a chat on Google+ tomorrow night at 7pm MST same topic, get some more followers


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julie otownmommy 
#homebrewchat #asshats . I refuse to convert anything on google for you guys anymore lol.


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Mark F Cook 
 Yahoo search engines sucks donkey too! #Homebrewchat



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Jerry Huscher 
#homebrewchat   setups Springs Brew Crew Talk: EVENTS » Brew day with Robby and Jerry http://t.co/zXbeGG84rH


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Shae Comstock 
When was the last time you were asked to “yahoo it?” HAHA HA  #homebrewchat



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Springs Brew Crew 
RT  #Homebrewchat when was the last time Google brewed beer? #asshats


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Mark F Cook 
#Homebrewchat when was the last time Google brewed beer? #asshats



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Comstock Brewing 
RT #Homebrewchat A4) Really big beers mash lower, like 150, for session beers under 4%, mash at 156, the rest around 154.



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Springs Brew Crew 
RT  #Homebrewchat A4) Really big beers mash lower, like 150, for session beers under 4%, mash at 156, the rest around 154.


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Mark F Cook 
#Homebrewchat A4) Really big beers mash lower, like 150, for session beers under 4%, mash at 156, the rest around 154.



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Springs Brew Crew 
RT  It’s beautiful inside. Stitch welded the whole way and ground after. #homebrewchat


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Ray Weintraub 
It’s beautiful inside. Stitch welded the whole way and ground after.  #homebrewchat


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Springs Brew Crew 
RT  A4: depends on the beer.#homebrewchat


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Mark F Cook 
 Hopefully all the internal welds are nearly invisible otherwise you’re going to have misery over infected batches. #Homebrewchat


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Queen Froglady 
RT : I dont know how we brewed back in the day without the equipment we have today #homebrewchat 


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Ray Weintraub 
That is what a 3rd generation tinsmith can make. #homebrewchat


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Mark F Cook 
#Homebrewchat  The printer will be getting brewery related content to print for us.


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Jerry Huscher 
I wish i never sold my TIG I had a push pull  #homebrewchat


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Ray Weintraub 
“@drmarkfcook:  your boy has skills! #Homebrewchat” A lot of SS and a TIG welder. All built around the lid. I owe him some beer.



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Ray Weintraub 
I did just have a buddy make a conical for me #homebrewchat http://t.co/6ZOr9sN9qX


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Mark F Cook 
#Homebrewchat A3) 7 grand in equipment later, my hobby turned obsession is transforming into a commercial operation.



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Springs Brew Crew 
RT  A3: Now i use a little bit of everything #homebrewchat


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Springs Brew Crew 
RT  #Homebrewchat always upgrading as you go along in this hobby


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Springs Brew Crew 
RT   We’ve got 50 in the ground, many different varieties. Built the trellis 2 weeks ago. #Homebrewchat


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julie otownmommy 
#Homebrewchat always upgrading as you go along in this hobby


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Comstock Brewing 
RT  We’ve got 50 in the ground, many different varieties. Built the trellis 2 weeks ago. #Homebrewchat



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Mark F Cook 
 We’ve got 50 in the ground, many different varieties. Built the trellis 2 weeks ago.#Homebrewchat


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Springs Brew Crew 
RT  #Homebrewchat. A3 I started with all grain so a mashtun was essential. Chiller. Kegs


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julie otownmommy 
#Homebrewchat. A3 I started with all grain so a mashtun was essential. Chiller. Kegs


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Ray Weintraub 
A3: my friend and I have a 7 gallon IGLOO with a SS screen and strainer made from water heater lines that’s in use. #homebrewchat


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Springs Brew Crew 
RT   mine are second year cascade in a pot. Surprised they survived the winter!!! #homebrewchat


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julie otownmommy 
 mine are second year cascade in a pot. Surprised they survived the winter!!!#homebrewchat


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Springs Brew Crew 
RT  #Homebrewchat A3) The desire to create something on my own that’s better than mass marketed swill.


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julie otownmommy 
They are starting to get out of control so I ended up making them in an arch now. #b4pic#Homebrewchat http://t.co/RSiNpnNG5g


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Comstock Brewing 
I dont know how we brewed back in the day without the equipment we have today #homebrewchat


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Mark F Cook 
#Homebrewchat A3) The desire to create something on my own that’s better than mass marketed swill.



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Springs Brew Crew 
RT  A3: I find that many of my starting items were customized. #homebrewchat


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Ray Weintraub 
A3: I find that many of my starting items were customized. #homebrewchat


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Springs Brew Crew 
RT   a3 i started with a huge pot, propane burner and a lot of buckets #homebrewchat


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Springs Brew Crew 
RT  A3: Carboy Bucket Pot Caps Bottle caper Sanitizer Bottles #homebrewchat


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julie otownmommy 
 a3 i started with a huge pot, propane burner and a lot of buckets #homebrewchat


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Springs Brew Crew 
Q3: What supplies did you need to get started home brewing? #homebrewchat


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Wholesale Insider 
RT : RT  Storing the hops in the freezer in an air tight container saves us money #homebrewchat we can now …


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Wholesale Insider 
RT : Storing the hops in the freezer in an air tight container saves us money#homebrewchat we can now buy in bulk


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Ray Weintraub 
“@ComstockBrewing: My wife  thinks I am crazy for huffing the hops #homebrewchat” Get a head full before vacuum



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Empire Roofing 
RT  RT  Storing the hops in the freezer in an air tight container saves us money #homebrewchat


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Mark F Cook 
#Homebrewchat I buy most of my hops by the pound.



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Springs Brew Crew 
RT  Storing the hops in the freezer in an air tight container saves us money#homebrewchat we can now buy in bulk


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Springs Brew Crew 
RT   we have an attachment tjat is made to go on the jar#homebrewchat


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Comstock Brewing 
Storing the hops in the freezer in an air tight container saves us money #homebrewchat we can now buy in bulk


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julie otownmommy 
 we have an attachment tjat is made to go on the jar #homebrewchat


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Shae Comstock 
HA agree! I prefer to store it in liquid form in my belly  #homebrewchat



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Springs Brew Crew 
RT  #Homebrewchat A2) I store as much of my hops in my homebrew as possible. Otherwise, in the freezer at zero degrees.


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Springs Brew Crew 
RT  #homebrewchat #2 mason jars in freezer. All air removed with a foodsaver. Some in food saver bags


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Comstock Brewing 
RT #homebrewchat #2 mason jars in freezer. All air removed with a foodsaver. Some in food saver bags


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julie otownmommy 
   I think doing some tadting with a friend who is a bjcp judge can help with that #homebrewchat


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Mark F Cook 
#Homebrewchat A2) I store as much of my hops in my homebrew as possible. Otherwise, in the freezer at zero degrees.



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Springs Brew Crew 
RT  A2 – The way  told me to. Vacuum sealed in a mason jar in my freezer.#homebrewchat


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Springs Brew Crew 
RT  I’m not sure that my palette is tuned to judge just yet. I enjoy an off flavor sometimes.#homebrewchat


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julie otownmommy 
#homebrewchat #2 mason jars in freezer. All air removed with a foodsaver. Some in food saver bags


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Katy Watts 
A2 – The way  told me to. Vacuum sealed in a mason jar in my freezer.#homebrewchat


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Ray Weintraub 
I’m not sure that my palette is tuned to judge just yet. I enjoy an off flavor sometimes.#homebrewchat


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Jerry Huscher 
A2: i store it in the fridge if im gonna use within 2 months any longer freezer #homebrewchat


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Mark F Cook 
 You’re judged even on the name of your beer (unwritten rule) #Homebrewchat



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Comstock Brewing 
I found out that you are judged on the carbonation of the beer #homebrewchat 



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Mark F Cook 
#Homebrewchat Knowing the BJCP basics would be good, especially in identifying off flavors. Can only help improve your quality.


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julie otownmommy 
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Springs Brew Crew 
RT  #homebrewchat I just dont have the time and then need the exp points and have to do a lot of judging.


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Springs Brew Crew 
RT  A1; not ready for judging. I will take a few rounds at a brewfest though and form an opinion. #homebrewchat


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Katy Watts 
A1 – Would love to become one, but like everything .. where’s the time? I feel like it’s a major time investment. #homebrewchat


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julie otownmommy 
#homebrewchat I just dont have the time and then need the exp points and have to do a lot of judging.


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Ray Weintraub 
A1; not ready for judging. I will take a few rounds at a brewfest though and form an opinion.#homebrewchat


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Kaitlyn K 
RT : RT  A1: I have now realized how much I need to learn about different beer styles #homebrewchat 


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julie otownmommy 
#homebrewchat a1 not a judge but have read up on some of it and dis an off flavours class a few weeks back with  and 


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Purple Haus LLC 
RT : A1: I am not but judged some #beer last Friday. Good time and some good beer #homebrewchat


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julie otownmommy 
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Homebrew Handyman 
RT : A1: I have now realized how much I need to learn about different beer styles#homebrewchat 


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Springs Brew Crew 
RT  A1: I have now realized how much I need to learn about different beer styles#homebrewchat 


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Jerry Huscher 
A1: Need to study more beer that I don’t drink all the time first  #homebrewchat


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Mark F Cook 
#Homebrewchat A1) judges are “the man”, who wants to be “the man”? #FightTheSytem


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Jerry Huscher 
Apple Valley California and live in Colorado springs now  #homebrewchat


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Comstock Brewing 
A1: I am not but judged some #beer last Friday. Good time and some good beer #homebrewchat


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julie otownmommy 
#ONBeerchat thanks again  and  and everyone for another great chat. Now I am off to #homebrewchat


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Comstock Brewing 
A1: I have now realized how much I need to learn about different beer styles #homebrewchat


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Mark F Cook 
#Homebrewchat that’s okay  , those of us that grew up near Syracuse still love you.



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Springs Brew Crew 
Q1: Is anyone a BJCP judge or want to become one? #homebrewchat


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Ray Weintraub 
#homebrewchat Oakdale Long Island. South shore.



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Ray Weintraub 
#homebrewchat checking in a bit early. Dodging lightning right now in NY.


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Mark F Cook 
RT #homebrewchat is starting in 25 minutes Join us and learn to #homebrew


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Mark F Cook 
RT : Just a reminder that #homebrewchat is on at 7pm MST tonight. Join us and learn to brew #beer


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Comstock Brewing 
#homebrewchat is starting in 25 minutes Join us and learn to #homebrew


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Comstock Brewing 
What did you make?  You should join us for #homebrewchat at 7pm MST


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Comstock Brewing 
What did you make?  you should join us for #homebrewchat at 7pm MST


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Gamn Dood Brewing 
RT : Just a reminder that #homebrewchat is on at 7pm MST tonight. Join us and learn to brew #beer


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Comstock Brewing 
RT : Just a reminder that #homebrewchat is on at 7pm MST tonight. Join us and learn to brew #beer

Weekly Update: A Chest Full of Fermentation

The Apartment Homebrewer

German LagersOn Sunday, the last of the Fall 2014 German lagers was finished brewing; at present, only fermentation and packaging are left. As seen in the picture, both the 2014 Summer Solstice Helles Bock and Oktoberfest fermentations have visibly slowed, while the Schwarzbier, brewed on Sunday, is at high krausen. To my knowledge, I’ve never seen a chocolate milk looking krausen, even among my stouts and porters. Hopefully, this is a good sign. Also seen in the picture, for the first time ever, I’ve completely filled my temperature-controlled chest freezer full of carboys. As pictured, the chest freezer is a GE-brand 7 cuft in design, and empirically demonstrates the ability to handle two six-gallon carboys and one three-gallon carboy. For those who enjoy TMI: the three-gallon carboy is seated on top of the compressor hump with a silicone bung used as the airlock. Lager fermentation should wrap up next week, then…

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Highland HomeBrewer 
 A3  for US ales & some UK,  for most others (it’s more available to me and does the job) #homebrewchat


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Highland HomeBrewer 
  and you can scratch plastic. Both have their benefits #homebrewchat


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Springs Brew Crew 
WOW time does fly when you talking about and drinking #beer See everyone next week on#homebrewchat


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Mark F Cook 
“@gamndood:  thanks for reminding me about 3 books I’ve been meaning to get!#homebrewchat” Worth every penny!


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Mark F Cook 
  #Homebrewchat Great books but the newbies need easier stuff to wrap their heads around 1st.


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Gamn Dood Brewing 
 thanks for reminding me about 3 books I’ve been meaning to get! #homebrewchat


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Mark F Cook 
#Homebrewchat A4) Must have: Jamil’s “Brewing Classic Styles”, Moshers “Radical Brewing” and “Brew Like a Monk”, can’t spell Stan’s name.


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Springs Brew Crew 
RT   oh good… lots of background info there… byo, beersmith, etc.#homebrewchat


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Gamn Dood Brewing 
 A4: Designing great beers, Brewing better beer & these…#homebrewchathttp://t.co/LEHyxBJpCD


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Bionic Brewing 
 oh good… lots of background info there… byo, beersmith, etc. #homebrewchat


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Bionic Brewing 
 how to brew, brewing classic styles… is Google considered a book??#homebrewchat


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Springs Brew Crew 
Q4: What homebrewing books do you find useful? #homebrewchat


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Marsh Brewing Co. 
 sorry I guess that should have been directed at  #homebrewchat


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Marsh Brewing Co. 
 have you noticed a difference with the higher pitch rate with ?#homebrewchat


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Mark F Cook 
#Homebrewchat  try an Old Curmudgeon by Founders…..#Nom


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Comstock Brewing 
Now I am blanking the brand we get at the local brew store #homebrewchat 


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Jerry Huscher 
to add to aluminum… I used to weld it all day and had to wear a respirator #homebrewchat


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Mark F Cook 
#Homebrewchat A3: Wyeast and Safale, and….. *shifty eyes* also been known to swipe dregs from the bottom of Belgians…


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Jerry Huscher 
A3: I find that Wyeast is very comparible to WL but I am partial to WL #homebrewchat


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Comstock Brewing 
RT  ain’t that the truth… aren’t cell phones suppose to give us cancer? #homebrewchat


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Bionic Brewing 
 lhbs carries wyeast. I’ve also used white labs and various dry yeasts.#homebrewchat


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Jerry Huscher 
A2: It is liked to many diseases like Alzheimers and the materials from it leak when hot #homebrewchat


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Mark F Cook 
“@SpringsBrewCrew: Some people say it will cause Alzheimer’s  #homebrewchat” Word!


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Springs Brew Crew 
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Mark F Cook 
#Homebrewchat A2: Not sure if there’s any definitive proof that using Aluminum is bad, but, no sense in taking unnecessary risks.


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Jerry Huscher 
A2: I would never use pure aluminum it is so bad for you I will stick to SL or the sandwich idea  #homebrewchat


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Springs Brew Crew 
RT  #Homebrewchat A2: Some kettles have their bottoms “sandwiched” with an aluminum core. Polar Ware is one maker.


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Springs Brew Crew 
RT : A1: I use glass and plastic. Stainless would be nice one day. #homebrewchat


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Springs Brew Crew 
RT : A2: I use aluminum and have had no issues. #homebrewchat


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Mark F Cook 
#Homebrewchat A2: Some kettles have their bottoms “sandwiched” with an aluminum core. Polar Ware is one maker.


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Mark F Cook 
#Homebrewchat A2: Doesn’t really matter. Stainless steel is more inert than aluminum, while aluminum transfers heat better.


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Springs Brew Crew 
put #homebrewchat in your tweet so they will show up for everyone 


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Springs Brew Crew 
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Jerry Huscher 
A2: I say stainless. Aluminum mixed with heat releases the metal into your beer. #homebrewchat


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Gamn Dood Brewing 
 A1: to each his own! Both will work just fine in my opinion! #homebrewchat


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Keith McCaffrey 
RT : A1: Glass is better because it is impermeable to air #homebrewchat


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Springs Brew Crew 
Q2: Which is better, aluminum or stainless steel brewing pots? #homebrewchat


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Springs Brew Crew 
Stainless would be nice  but can get expensive #homebrewchat


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Springs Brew Crew 
RT  #Homebrewchat A1: 1) Stainless steel, 2) Glass, 3) Plastic.


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Mark F Cook 
#Homebrewchat A1: 1) Stainless steel, 2) Glass, 3) Plastic.


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Jerry Huscher 
A1: I say glass because it is easier to clean and doesn’t hold the smell of your last beer #homebrewchat

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