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September 23, 2020
Turbid Mash Spontaneous Ale - Year 3

Living in Connecticut has a massive perk - four full seasons. More importantly, three of those seasons run cool. Cool nights allow for me to be able to do a coolship, leaving my kettle out overnight to collect yeast. I have done this in mid-Spring, and now have done one to usher in Fall. The […]

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September 5, 2020
Marzen-Style Ale

I am a sucker for lagers. As my palate has changed over time, I've moved far away from hoppy IPAs and Pale Ales and more towards malt-forward lagers. However much I love the style of beer, the one factor in keeping me from brewing them is the fact I do not have a fermentation chamber […]

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August 17, 2020
Riwaka

Riwaka™ is a hop I have been fascinated with ever since I first tried Hill Farmstead's Riwaka Pale Ale. I had been trying, for years, to source this hop, but it has never been available to United States home-brewers before this past winter. Thanks to Yakima Valley Hops, however, that changed. I immediately placed an […]

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December 19, 2018
Methode Champenoise

Part of my fascination with wine and beer and the line between them has taken me on a trip down a rabbit-hole of winemaking techniques and concepts. In my every evolving drive to try new and creative things, I was bound to quickly learn about Methodé Champenoise and how to apply it to beer. Methodé […]

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December 15, 2018
Intersecting Wine & Beer

In a previous life, I worked a job where I was required to learn about grape and wine varietals. It is part of what inspired me to blur the lines between wine and beer. Knowing the characteristics of grape varietals has helped me, immensely, with choosing the recipes and grapes that will work best. A […]

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October 20, 2018
Brewing Up A Spiced Farmhouse Ale

Fall is fast approaching and we’re getting in the swing of brewing up some seasonal beers. Our focus the past year has been brewing farmhouse ales, and we ended up deciding on brewing up a spiced farmhouse ale to allow us to further study the complexities of this style. We’re against brewing a pumpkin beer, […]

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September 30, 2018
The Saison That Changed America

The beginning of the craft beer explosion in the US was an interesting time. Saisons were seen as a limited, special occasion beer - with breweries mostly focused on creating winter spiced beers and releasing them with the name saison. There were a few outliers, such as Allagash Saison, that began putting saisons on the […]

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Turbid Mash Spontaneous Ale - Year 3

Living in Connecticut has a massive perk - four full seasons. More importantly, three of those seasons run cool. Cool nights allow for me to be able to do a coolship, leaving my kettle out overnight to collect yeast. I have done this in mid-Spring, and now have done one to usher in Fall. The […]

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