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FoamSlayer (Tandem Beer Release)

Posted by Rob Hern on

This week, we will be releasing our second tandem distance collab since COVID started. This isn’t a new idea to me; I’ve been playing around with brewing the same beer as another brewery for a while. The first example of this being our annual Barncat collab, Pulp. We also recently did something similar with the tandem release of Ohh LaLa and Ahh OuiOui in collaboration with Counterpoint. This one had an added twist, though: it was actually three beers released, not two... if you were brave enough to try some home blending. Honestly, I just think this is fun shit...

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Zester's Elbow

Posted by Rob Hern on

As some of you are aware, we brewed Pulp again with Barncat Artisan Ales in early January. I won’t get too deep into the pain of zesting, so let’s just say that it was more than enough… particularly since we’re releasing two versions of Pulp this time around. The original recipe, first brewed at Barncat in 2017, and an SFBC tweak. Both beers were brewed the exact same way with the exact same ingredients + ratios. Barncat was kind enough to let me use their house yeast to ferment with, so even the sacch strain is consistent. As most homebrewers...

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Mango Dairy Jaws (Part Two)

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Alright, we’re back at it for Part 2. If you haven’t read Part 1 yet, here’s what you missed: NEIPA style guidelines and the brewing process for a Milkshake IPA. In this follow-up post, I’ll be focusing on what happens after brew day. Let’s get into it. DRY HOPPING When I first heard about the practice of dry hopping during primary fermentation, I wasn’t buying it. I have played around with it a bunch, though, and based on my own sensory I do think that it has an effect on the final beer. This could have a lot to do...

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Collabrewation

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Since I began to brew my own beer just over three years ago I have done a lot of brewing with friends and family. Additionally, I have shared equipment with new brewers and borrowed various items from others. And it’s not just physical items that can be shared—intellectual property can be shared as well. When it comes to brewing beer I don’t feel like there are any big secrets out there.   Between the internet and brewing literature there are endless resources. Add to those resources homebrew hangouts and brewing clubs and there is no limit to what you can learn, both...

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Sub-Zero Wrap Up + Late to the Party Recipe

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I thought I would do a quick follow-up about our recently passed Sub-Zero Homebrew Competition. While I'm at it, I figured I would share the recipe I used to make the collab beer Late To The Party APA. This was definitely the most popular beer at Sunday's award ceremony and tap takeover; the keg was dry before we even started announcing the awards. This post is primarily for the people who entered the competition, or for those who are thinking about entering our next one. This time around, we had a total of 84 paid submissions for the contest, which is more than double...

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