Author: Mikmonken

Digital hydrometers are they it worth it?

So anyone that knows me, probably realises that I'm a bit of a geek for gadgets to brew with, I'm pretty inept at actually making stuff, but i'll always give…
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The end of the kitchen sink beer?

Everyone has been there, it comes to brew day you've got mountains of bits of grain and hops, 30 grams of this, 475g of that specialist only used once malt,…
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Recipe – Kentucky Common

Dull weekend, uninspired in terms of what to brew so opening up the webbrowser I googled unusual beer as you do. skimming down the list one caught me eye, Kentucky Common,…
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Kit Review – Inkbird ITC-308 Temperature Controller

Regardless of how good you think your brewing methods are, it doesn’t mean anything if the yeast can’t work their magic in a happy environment, and one such factor of…
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Recipe – Hitachino Nest Beer White Ale

Last year a friend purchased me a few beers one of which was a Kiuchi Brewery Hitachino Nest White Ale, I'd never heard of the brewery before and really liked the…
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Book Review – Beer Styles from Around the World

As a brewer, despite how knowledgeable you might be on the subject, there are always something new to learn, and so I always keep my eyes out for new books…
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Thinking of Kegging

Breaking from the recent trend a post about Keg beer.... As a homebrewer I enjoy every aspect of brewing, it's all good apart from one thing... bottling. For me there is nothing…
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Book Review – American Sour Beers – Michael Tonsmeire

I’ve always had a thing for sour beers but I had never considered brewing one as it all seemed a bit too complicated, but this book has done a great…
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Book Review – Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation – Chris White and Jamil Zainasheff

Written by the head honcho of Whitelabs (along with famed homebrewer Jamil Zainasheff) there was no shadow of doubt that this was going to be the defacto bible on the…
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Book Review – Mikkeller’s Book of Beer – Mikkel Borg Bjergsø and Pernille Pang

I was totally unaware of this book’s existence until someone randomly tweeted about it. 30 seconds later I had slapped down some readies for pre-order. Currently ranked in the top…
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