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Sometimes we want to step up our game and push our homebrews a little further in terms of appearance. We’ve gone ahead and taken care (and time!) to get all the labels off tons of bottles so at least our beers look a bit cleaner on first glance. Though, to take it further you want […]

Something that often comes up is needing to make adjustments and sometimes it’s just easier to pull out a calculator and do the math yourself. I have a clipboard that my brewday sheet goes on, and I’ll be sticking this onto it so whenever I need to make an adjustment to kettle volumes or figure […]

I’m relatively new to the beer competition scene and have only helped out at a couple. It’s mostly been to help with sorting or getting beers out to people when I’m stewarding. Until I judged for the BecauseBeer homebrew competition I was under the impression that only BJCP judges (or people with a BJCP ID) can actually […]

I’m a student in the Niagara College Brewing Program, and one caveat with the course is there’s no dedicated time for 4 months of continuous on the job training. This was changed a year or two ago, so the program went from being two years long to sixteen straight months (with two week breaks in […]

At the end of February I started up an experimental batch of stout where I’d be trying to get some salted chocolate flavours. Overall I’d say I missed that goal, but I’m still somewhat happy with the result and I learned quite a bit into how salt will have an effect on the flavour profile […]