Category Archives: BEER Home Brewing

Articles that I write about my adventure in brewing beer, everyone should be doing this!!!

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American Brown Ale 10 gallon batch

attempt #1 pic below – Brew date: 3/26/1016 attempt #2 pic below – Brew date: 7/10/2016 10 gallons. This beer was modeled after the Diamond Knot Brown Ale per the grains/hops posted on their web site, and simulated for ABV/SRM … Continue reading

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5 Tips to a New Home Brewer!

Tip #1 – It’s all about Kegs Man! (but don’t abandon bottling) to build-up your cellar reserves.  All brewers will quickly realize that it takes quite a bit of time to do a brew session (all day) and later even … Continue reading

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Preparing your own pumpkin for beer brew day

Each pumpkin will give you lots and lots of seeds, more than you will ever need. Pumpkin Ale – is a special type of beer, highly in demand, for the good stuff! The best fastest way is to buy canned … Continue reading

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Beer Hops growing from start to finish, with pictures…

This short post shows with lots of pictures the progression of growing a hop plant, harvesting hops and drying them out. Remember!!! – Hops are deadly to Dogs, so keep them away from your pets at all times, through all … Continue reading

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Part II – How To Grow Hops Tip

One way to grow hops in your back yard, non-commercial setup for private use. Hops are bines and they like to climb.  We use a cow field panel flipped on its side and we used a grinding cutter to shorten … Continue reading

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Hop roots – Rhizomes ( grow your own hops )

  roots: roots into plant, babies: prior years planting (hops come back every year):   Hop rhizomes are basically the roots of a hop plant.  Brew stores sell these in the Spring. My local brew stores had about a dozen … Continue reading

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How to cut out the top of a Beer Keg, turn it into a Keggle

Here is an affordable way to cut out the top from a industry standard 1/2 barrel (15.5 gallon keg).  I used a 4″ inch cutting wheel (rated for stainless steel) mounted inside of a 4″ grinder.  Later once hole cut … Continue reading

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Belgium Beers

We here at Kodiak LOVE!!!!! Belgium type of beers.  Our favorite is the Belgian Dark Strong Ale in the Winter months and in the summer months we like to brew the slightly lighter style, the Belgian Tripple Ale, which is … Continue reading

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Re-Using Re-Capture Yeast after fermenting, Beer Home Brew

This process comes under different names, re-using, re-capturing, rinsing, cleaning, etc.. etc., but basically after you remove the beer from the fermentor – there is a lot of nice and high quality yeast that is left over.  You can re-capture … Continue reading

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making a yeast starters, beer brewing

  Starters are done to wake up the yeast and get it nice and active, so that by the time it is introduced to the wort (un-fermented beer), it goes right to work.  Starters do a better job of converting … Continue reading

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