Month: April 2015

Storing Homebrew Supplies

I was gathering all of my brewing supplies together for my brew day. I open the garage door walked over to my immersion chillers and see nothing but green. Great! My chillers have accumulated a green patina over the winter months and now I have to clean everything off before I begin homebrewing. This easily added another hour on my brew days as I use two immersion chillers when I brew. Truth be told I still have a bag of Styrian Golding hops on my bookshelf that I put there 3 years ago and only last year reclassified the hops as...

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Brats and Beer with Anderson Valley Blood Orange Gose

Ingredients 1 medium onion, sliced thin 1 tbls olive oil 1 can Anderson Valley Blood Orange Gose 1/2 tsp garlic powder 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes 4 bratwursts 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper 1 tbls butter Directions Sautee the onions in the olive oil over medium low heat until they become soft and partially translucent, about 10 mins. Add the beer, garlic powder, red pepper flakes and bring to a boil. Add the bratwurst, lower heat to a simmer for 10 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 155 degrees. Transfer the cooked bratwurst a stove top...

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Meet Hermen Diaz – Senior Editor of The Keg Tap

Hermen Diaz Meet Hermen one of our two Senior Editors at The Keg Tap. He’s a Michigan native living in Colorado who enjoys long walks … to the brewery. He’s also a BJCP certified beer judge avid homebrewer, husband and father! Watch the video to hear his story. Share your craft beer story below and let us know where you had you ‘oh damn’ craft beer moment....

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Equipment for Homebrewing Beer: Where to Start

Brewing beer at home can seem a little daunting but with the proper equipment for homebrewing beer, some passion and patience you too can make terrific homebrew. There are many approaches you can take to get started and I will outline two popular beginner approaches. I will not go into the specific steps of brewing the beer because most beginner recipe kits come with a step by step instruction sheet, just follow the instructions and you’ll be fine. The 1 Gallon Kit There are many companies now offering an all-in-one homebrewing one gallon kit. They give you almost everything...

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Meet Jason – The Lone Star in the Garden State

Meet Jason one of our two Senior Editors. He’s a Texas transplant living in Jersey and he’s been with the site since the very beginning. We are grateful to have him as part of the team. Music: Rage by Still Pluto Texas Style – Having grown up down south, I’ve grown an appreciation for the “bigger is better” mantra. Bigger and bolder flavor is something I crave in my beers. Some people are hop-heads, all they drink are IPA’s and other hoppy beers. Others are big on wheat beers. Some like it dark. Me? I’m an all-the-above kind of guy....

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