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NEAT the story of bourbon documentary

Just Watched NEAT: The Story of Bourbon

by Frank McCourt March 05, 2018 1 min read

We recently watched the new documentary. "Neat: The Story of Bourbon" and have some strong opinions on it. Click through to read what we had to say about it.
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Citra Hops Spilling out of Basket

Citra Hop Profile

by Julie Holt January 29, 2018 1 min read

Mmmm, Citra Hops. Few hops are more popular or better known that Citra hops but do you know how and when to use it? Read our hop profile of this tasty and multi purpose hop.
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Hop Fields at Hop Farm

Hop Flavor Profiles

by Brian Welch January 24, 2018 3 min read

Hops, glorious hops. Where would we be without these flavorful little cons of awesomeness? In this article we try to collect all of the different hop profile articles we have written and put them in one place for an easy resource for homebrewers.
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Fuggle Hops on the Vine

Fuggle Hops Profile

by Julie Holt November 22, 2017 1 min read

Aside from having the best name, Fuggle hops are a great aromatic addition to many beer styles and have a long history.  Read more to find out what flavors and aromas these hops can provide your beer.
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Ghost Ryeder Pale Ale

Ghost Ryder - Rye Pale Ale Homebrew Recipe

by Frank McCourt November 18, 2017 1 min read

A super tasty Rye Pale Ale recipe that I just can't get enough of right now.  Last two parties I made it for, it was the first beer to kick.  Check out the recipe and let me know what you think.  What would you change? Have you brewed it? How did you like it?
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Hallertau Hop Cone

Hallertau Hop Profile

by Julie Holt October 15, 2017 1 min read

Hallertau is about as recognizable as any, and its noble characteristic of high aromatic qualities, and an Alpha Acid rating of 3.5%-5.5%) makes it a prime candidate for late additions and dry hopping.
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Pile of Vic Secret Hop Pellets

Vic Secret Hop Profile

by Julie Holt July 18, 2017 1 min read

Vic Secret is the next big thing out of Australia. This hop brings a clean fruit and pine flavor and is best used in dry-hopping and whirlpooling. Vic Secret's high level of alpha acid (14%-17%)  makes dry-hopping the best way to attain ideal flavor. Read more to read our full hop profile of Vic Secret.
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Nelson Sauvin Hop Plant on the Vine in Nelson

Nelson Sauvin Hop Profile

by Julie Holt April 27, 2017 2 min read

Hop lovers unite! Nelson Sauvin is in the house and with spring in full swing, this aromatic, wine-y hop will inspire some incredible light, fruity and drinkable beers. Keep reading to find out more about this tasty hop and how best to use it.
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Homebrew Bottles on Brew Day

Biscuits and Crickets: Brew Day Diary #2

by Julie Holt March 29, 2017 2 min read

It's round 2 for our brew day.  After the last brew day disaster we had, let's see if we can get it right this time around. Read more to see how we did with this new Porter recipe.
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Dried Mosaic Hop Cones

Mosaic Hop Profile

by Julie Holt February 17, 2017 1 min read

If you're any kind of pale ale drinker, you know Mosaic hops well. The hop darling of the last five years, it is widely used in Northeast style IPAs and fits in beautifully with the current trend of juicy, clean hop flavor.  Read more about this hop in our full hop profile.
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Mashing In on Stout Brew Day

No Use Crying Over Spilled Milk Stout: A Brew Day Diary

by Julie Holt January 28, 2017 2 min read

We would love for every brew day to go smootly but alas, not all of them do. Read about a recent brew day disaster we had and hopefully the same mistake won't happen to you.
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Tallgrass IPA with Idaho 7 Hops

Idaho-7 Hop Profile

by Julie Holt January 11, 2017 2 min read

Have you been lucky enough to get your hands on some Idaho 7 hops? What are you going to brew with it? Read our full hop profile on the flavors and best uses of this tasty hop.
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