I believe most homebrewers and craft beer drinkers are aware of the concept of aging beer on wood. We’ve all seen commercial breweries proudly display their beer soaking the goodness in various wooden spirit barrels; usually whiskey, but sometimes we’ll see other spirits like wine, rum, or tequila.
This should come as no surprise as this brewery has always been very open about their recipes and is glad to help people create good beer on their own. While not every beer has its recipe listed, several of our favorites are.
Homebrew competitions are excellent ways to receive critical, non-biased feedback on your liquid art. However not all competitions are equal. Learn what to look for in one and how to find which competition is worthwhile. Also pick up some tricks and tips on how to bring home the gold.
Four Hundred. I was inventorying my home brewing equipment, and realized I had at least 400 bottles stored in my basement. I was always envious of home brewers that were able to keg their beer. No more bottles to clean and sanitize, monotonously filling them, rinse, repeat (literally!). Upon the realization I needed to reduce the storage in my basement, I was able to convince my wife that building a kegerator “keezer” would solve the problems of endless cases of beer bottles, and spilling beer all over the kitchen while I was bottling.