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Reviewed: The Brew Your Own Big Book of Clone Recipes

The Brew Your Own Big Book of Clone Recipes By Brew Your Own Voyageur Press Comprised of 300 clone recipes from the pages of Brew Your Own magazine, this aptly titled book is bursting with homebrewable renditions of some of … Continue reading

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Reviewed: Methods of Modern Homebrewing

Methods of Modern Homebrewing By Chris Colby Page Street Publishing An experienced homebrewer and writer/editor, Chris Colby probably wrote Methods of Modern Homebrewing in his sleep. He’s one of the few out there that could pull it off. Which he … Continue reading

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Reviewed: Against All Hops

Against All Hops: Techniques and Philosophy for Creating Extraordinary Botanical Beers By Butch Heilshorn Page Street Publishing (2017) Judging a book by its cover might allow for this book by Butch Heilshorn to earn an assessment of shirking hops. But … Continue reading

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Beer pairings for regular folks, Part 8

[an occasional series on how “regular folks” can integrate craft beer into their “culinary” endeavors] Boy, this one takes me back! It’s my mom’s fault that I used to embarrass her in restaurants from time to time. She made me … Continue reading

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Pickled Eggs

It’s the details. Oh, sure, it’s cool to have a home bar. It’s cool to have a couple of beers on tap. But if you really want to stand out, you gotta have a jar of pickled eggs handy. My … Continue reading

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DIY Illuminator Doppelbock

I don’t know if you’ve been imagining it or not, but as you might imagine people ask me for that Illuminator Doppelbock recipe quite a lot. I tend to respond with, “It’s probably on the blog there somewhere,” or “I … Continue reading

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Bacon Smoothie

From time to time, folks continue to ask me about that fast-breaking, Bacon Smoothie Recipe. Some are enthused about the concept and others find it repulsive. Well, it’s not just water and bacon, you know. It works because, despite the … Continue reading

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Thai-olina Wings and Iowegian beer

Since I’m going to Knoxville, Iowa tomorrow to sign books and talk about/drink beer, I thought I’d post this tasty way of reminding you to come say hello, learn about monks, shop for books and drink both my Illuminator Doppelbock and … Continue reading

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Post-drinking breakfast for the forward thinker

That is, this is a yummy, but not entirely quick breakfast, for the day after a beer too many. Since New Year’s Eve can sometimes present one with a beer too many, I thought I’d share a good breakfast recipe … Continue reading

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Beer pairings for regular folks, Part 6

My Grandpa Wilson could do more than heat up a TV dinner in the microwave, let me tell you. He could play a mean game of cribbage, shoot pool, shoot the shit and he could make gravy out of bologna … Continue reading

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