Category: Home Brewing

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More Beer Digital BrewSculpture V4 – Review

Review Through Brew When I wrote about the More Beer Digital BrewSculpture V4 system previously, I had said that a true review would be an ongoing endeavor.  I still stand by that statement.  This system is a collection of different pieces so distilling […] 

More Beer Digital BrewSculpture V4

I started home brewing on a tiny kitchen stove nestled in the heart of Palms, Los Angeles.  Smaller batch sizes, malt syrup, a specialty grain bag, plastic buckets, and a whatever fermentation temperature.  Times were simpler back then.  Moving to […] 

Conserving Water with the Mark’s II Keg Washer

The Joy of Clean I’ve recently fallen in love with a curiously simple device that makes cleaning my kegs, carboys, and conicals a breeze while simultaneously saving me money on my water bill.  Introducing the Mark’s II Keg Washer.  At […] 

Ss Brew Tech – 7g Chronical

Ss Brew Tech continues to impress me with the equipment they release.  I was incredibly excited to ferment my first stainless beer in a brew bucket, and I then was again amazed when I upgraded to my conical style fermentor.  Using a […] 

Ss Brew Tech – Ss Brew Kettle

It’s been an exciting year in terms of home brew equipment, and while I didn’t start formally reviewing some of my finds up until recently, it’s been really rewarding to finally put these in electronic ink.  Home brew equipment is […] 

Beerfest Recap – Bite at the Beach Food and Craft Beer Pairing Event

The city of Manhattan Beach was treated to an excellent joining of various brewing and culinary delights in the first ever Bite at the Beach Food and Beer Fest last Saturday amid brisk breezes and sunlight in the back lot […] 

IPL & THE LAGER RENAISSANCE part 2 Q&A

I have tried a few delicious IPLs since The Humulus Lager revelation (read IPL & The Lager Renaissance part 1).  Pizza Port Brewing Claudie’s lager is a delicious example.  I still giggle every time I see a Humulus on a […] 

America’s Oldest Homebrewing Club Starts Brewing Up Beers for its 40th Anniversary

At its monthly club brewing session, Los Angeles’ Maltose Falcons Homebrewing Society, the oldest home beer brewing club in the United States, brewed the first of a year-long series of commemorative beers to celebrate the club’s 40th anniversary in 2014. […] 

IPL & THE LAGER RENAISSANCE part 1

Giant brewing conglomerates have done a great job selling tasteless beers to the masses. A majority of these beers are brewed with the Lager yeast, or  “Saccharomyces Pastorianus”.It is named after Louis Paster. His research demonstrated that fermentation is caused […] 

Interview with Dry River Brewing

Our friends over a Dry River Brewing are currently about half way through a Kickstarter campaign to get the nano/contract brew phase of their Brewery plans off the ground. Read more about the Kickstarter and see their awesome video by […] 

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