Archives for July 2014

Top All-Grain Articles From Our First Year

IMG_1657We published a lot of all-grain articles in our first year, many hitting on some of the biggest questions in all-grain brewing. Here’s a list of our top all-grain brewing articles, running roughly from the beginning of a brew day to the end of one.

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Jalapeño Cheddar Beer Bread

We occasionally run cooking with beer stories. And we occasionally run an article by a guest writer. Today we’re are doing both things . . . and adding cheese. This is my sister’s Jalapeño Cheddar Beer Bread.


DSC_0277_2Jalapeño Cheddar Beer Bread

by Emily Colby



3 cups self-rising flour

1 cup shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese

2 jalapeños or other hot peppers (chopped)

2 tbsp cilantro (chopped)

12 ounces of lager beer

1 egg yolk (optional)

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Five Tips for Summer Brewing


It’s hot out, but you can still brew.

Summer is here, and this can put a crimp in the plans of some homebrewers. For homebrewers without a fermentation chamber, or other form of active fermentation temperature control, summertime means a temporary cessation in brewing. If fermentation temperatures climb out of the recommended fermentation range, beers can be overly estery or even contain higher alcohols (also called fusel oils), that can cause health problems. However, armed with a little knowledge, you can beat the heat and brew happily throughout the summer.

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