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BJCP Course – Class #5 (Amber Hybrids & German Wheat/Rye)

For an introduction to this series, click here. This is the fifth of 11 installments chronicling the BJCP classes held by the North Texas Homebrewers Association.  Our tasting session for this class included two categories: Amber Hybrids (BJCP Category 7) and German … Continue reading

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BJCP Course – Class #4 (European Amber Lager & Stout)

For an introduction to this series, click here. This is the fourth of 11 installments chronicling the BJCP classes held by the North Texas Homebrewers Association.  Our tasting session for this class included two categories: European Amber Lager (BJCP Category 3) and Stout … Continue reading

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What Happened?

Multiple posts per week and then no new posts in almost two weeks…traffic to the blog is dropping…dust is collecting.  Several things have been going on in my world as of late.  In addition to that whole “job” thing and … Continue reading

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Homebrew How-To: $8, 10 minute, DIY Mash Paddle

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I’m sure I’m not the first person to have done this, but I thought I’d share my mash paddle, which I recently made.  I think it offers a great bang for the buck, is pretty high quality, is very cheap, and … Continue reading

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BJCP Course – Class #3 (Dark Lager & Belgian Strong Ale)

For an introduction to this series, click here. The third of 11 BJCP classes was held on Sunday June 5.  The technical topic for this class was malt.  We had an overview of the malting process, types and characters of … Continue reading

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BJCP Course – Class #2 (Light Lagers & Porters)

For an introduction to this series, click here. The second of 11 BJCP classes was held on Sunday May 22 (yes, it took me a while to write this post).  The technical topic for this class was water (e.g., brewing … Continue reading

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HB602 is Dead

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but HB602, a bill that would allow breweries to let people leave their tours with a small amount of beer is dead in the water.  The bill was killed by lobbyists … Continue reading

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