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The BeerTools Observer: Focus on Clones

September 29, 2006 at 4:00pm

Author(s): Lathe Poland

Sometimes when we brew, we are trying to capture the very essence of our favorite commercial beer. This can prove to be quite a task. Commercial brewers bank on creating beer that isn't easily imitated. In fact, some of the same technology used in "cloning" animals (or people) is used in developing…

BeerBot Brewing Software for Mac and PC

December 30, 2005 at 1:00pm

Author(s): Jeff Fowler, Lathe Poland

Among many projects taking place here at BeerTools, BeerBot marks a new and exciting direction. The tether that currently binds BeerTools.com, namely the internet is slowly starting to loosen. By means of BeerBot, Mac and PC users the world over now have access to BeerTools for commonly performed…

Competition Corner: Joe Formanek

March 11, 2005 at 3:50am

Author(s): Al Boyce

Welcome to Competition Corner! In this feature, we seek out award-winning brewers from around the country and ask them their strategies and techniques for brewing great beer and winning contests with them. The fifth brewer in our series is Joe Formanek - a member of the Urban Knaves of Grain and the…

A Rare Opportunity to Brew 200 Gallons of Belgian Tripel

February 20, 2005 at 8:25pm

Author(s): Tony Snyder, Paul Walters

Have you every dreamed about what it is like to man the controls of a large scale brewery? Dreaming is as far as most home brewers will ever get, but this article is the story of two home brewers who were given this rare privilege. Doug Binkley and Tim McMullen have been brewing beer for the better…

Competition Corner: Jamil Zainasheff

August 31, 2004 at 8:15pm

Author(s): Al Boyce

Welcome to Competition Corner! In this feature, we seek out award-winning brewers from around the country and ask them their strategies and techniques for brewing great beer and winning contests with them. The fourth brewer in our series is Jamil Zainasheff - a member of the QUAFF homebrew club.…

Competition Corner: Curt Stock

March 17, 2004 at 3:00am

Author(s): Al Boyce

Welcome to Competition Corner! In this feature, we seek out award-winning brewers from around the country and ask them their strategies and techniques for brewing great beer and winning contests with them. The third brewer in our series is Curt Stock - a member of the St. Paul Homebrewer's Club.…

HuskBuster?

September 1, 2003 at 6:55pm

Author(s): Lathe Poland

With so many grain mills on the market today it is getting harder and harder to know which mill is the one for you. More and more people are discovering the HuskBuster. Can a mill with plastic rollers really do the work? Who was this mill designed for? What advantages does the HB have? Can a mill…

Brady's Belgian Wheat

May 21, 2003 at 3:30pm

Author(s): Rich and Anne Brady

We were vacationing in Ireland last summer, enjoying the native version of Guinness stout at many different pubs. One evening, for a change of pace, we stopped in what’s called an "off-premise" store for some brew to take up to our room in Dublin’s fair city. A lone bottle of Hoegaarden…

The HuskBuster Project

May 13, 2003 at 7:00pm

Author(s): Jeff Fowler, Lathe Poland

In May of 2001, we ran an article about making a Homemade Grain Mill - By BeerTools founder Jeff Fowler. We received a lot of e-mail about where that mill or its plans could be obtained. At that time our focus was on getting the site more fleshed out. When we opened the store we decided to re-open…

Brewing in the Arizona desert

May 12, 2003 at 4:05am

Author(s): Rich and Anne Brady

If you find yourself out in the desert west of Phoenix, Ariz., in a sparsely populated farming town called Buckeye, keep your eyes out for a bunch of guys out front of a small house with propane tanks and brew pots. If one of them is using a shower head to sparge grain, you’re at a Brewmeisters…

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