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Blog roll of posts from macchomebrew.club members.


Oi! You f’ coffee?

Home brew competition for beer and coffee lovers. bru·bi·a·ce·ae | \, brübç’ âsç, ç\ noun 1. an alchoholic drink made from yeast-fermented ...
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KITT?…..

No, not that KITT you doofus! The homebrew kit.  What kit do we all use to make our beers? From brewer to ...
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Full T-shirt/Hoodie range.

Finally we have all the designs available at >>>>> Macchomebrew Store Why are we doing this? One of the aims from the ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Book Review – Brew Like a Monk – Stan Hieronymus

This book is getting a little long in the tooth now, but the information contained within is all still very ...
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Book Review – The Home brewer’s Guide to Vintage Beer – Ron Pattinson

This book is a bit of a strange one when you first set eyes on it. It’s a hardback, but ...
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Book Review – The Craft of Stone Brewing Co. – Greg Koch & Steve Wagner

This book chronicles the history of Stone Brewing, from it's humble beginnings to the mega brewery it is today, all ...
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Kit Review – Your Brew custom bottle caps

Because I'm a bit of a cheap skate, I tend to give bottles of my beer away as gifts to ...
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Book Review – Experimental Homebrewing – Drew Beechum and Denny Conn

Ever since reading Randy Mosher’s superbly influential Radical Brewing I had been desperately seeking another book to fill the void ...
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Book Review – The Radical Brewer – Randy Mosher

I bought this based on an indirect Twitter recommendation from Jay Krause of Quantum Brewing ( now brewing at Cloudwater brew Co.) ...
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Book Review – IPA – Mitch Steele

For the life of me I don’t know why I haven’t picked up this book earlier, I’m absolutely kicking myself! ...
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Book Review – Home Brew Beer – Greg Hughes

I always associate Dorling Kindersley with kids books about dinosaurs or pond life, and initially when you flick through the pages it ...
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ShinDigger Brewing Co. – Brewery Names and Origins

ShinDigger Brewing co. was my first known introduction to gypsy brewing, a set up where the brewers don't actually own a brewery, ...
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Kit Review – BrewUK Stove Toppers – Small Batch Starter Kit

Bit of a Caveat, resurrecting an old review here but a worthwhile review all the same!! I first tried the The ...
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Kit Review – Get-er-Brewed Brew in a Bag

I've been brewing for just over a year now, and have brewed several beers (of varying quality) from all grain ...
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Maregade Brew Co. – Brewery Names and Origins

After a month or so of pestering Ian Morton of Maregade Brew Co. sent us through his origins. Ian was ...
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Macclesfield Brewing Company – Brewery Names and Origins

Dave Harrison-Ward ex MaccHomebewer and Owner/Brewer of  Macclesfield Brewing Company has provided an insight into his new brewery. The name Macclesfield Brewing ...
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Elusive Brewing – Brewery Names and Origins

Andy Parker owner of Elusive Brewing: Where does the Name Elusive Brewing come from? The name actually comes from my online ...
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The Runaway Brewery – Brewery Names and Origins

Mark Welsby of The Runaway Brewery is the latest brewer to provide some more detail as to the origins of the brewery, ...
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Beer Nouveau – Brewery Names and Origins

Next up Steve Dunkley of Beer Nouveau, as well as being a commercial brewery brewing from the ever popular railway arches, ...
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Kit Review – B451 Snowstar Two-Tone Beanie – Rub and Sniff

No matter what kind of brewer you are, a compulsory part of any good brewery set up is the beanie, ...
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Thought-y Brews.

Apologies if this is a boring, self-indulgent post, but I thought I'd catalogue the brewing development and some of the thought process ...
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Really Simply DIY stir plate

A stir plate is a really useful tool to help make yeast starter, but they can be very costly. The ...
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MEMBER TALK: BARLEY, HOPS AND YEAST (AN INTRODUCTION TO THE SCIENCE OF BREWING)

Monday 28th November 2016 6.30pm Macclesfield SciBAR at the Park Tavern, Park Lane, Macclesfield, SK11 6UB As part of Macclesfield SciBar  (A ...
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In the Library

A selection of titles from the expanding brewing library of a homebrewer. Early Learning How To Brew - John Palmer ...
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Volunteering it’s not a mugs game!!

I suspect the majority of people who either follow or are followed by @macchomebrew know about the Independent Manchester Beer ...
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Help our club grow.

One of the aims from the relaunch of Macc Homebrew Club was to recruit new members and to promote homebrewing ...
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Congratulations Fiveclouds Brew Co.

Scrolling back over some old Macc Homebrew blog posts, it was around February 2014, when Thomas Lewis, one half of ...
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Off flavour or off taste buds?

You're probably all familiar with the usual suspects of off flavours in beer; cloves, banana, corn, plasters, nail polish remover, etc ...
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What’s in a name…

Over the my past 4 years brewing, I've seen tonnes of great brewery logos and interesting names, that have often ...
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Macc Homebrew Club T-shirts

So for the next 3 days we're selling some Macc Homebrew Club tshirts. Any profits made will be used to ...
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Macclesfield Homebrew Club Reboot

Recently Tom Lewis the founding member of Macclesfield Homebrew club, started up a new brewery and business with Josh Sharples ...
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Let me bore you about Brewpi

When i started brewing beer from grain I realised pretty quickly that other than good ingredients and clean equipment (that really ...
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