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About Doug Dorda

Doug Dorda is a resident of Grand Rapids where he works as a Cellar Operator at Founders Brewing co in addition to having been an avid home-brewer for many years. Doug's plethora of passions often mingle with his love for food and fermentation, and his involvement in the craft community has led him to be a contributing writer here at MittenBrew.
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Join the Club! – Patriots Brew Club
2 years ago

Join the Club! – Patriots Brew Club

Following is the first in a series of pieces spotlighting area home-brew clubs. If you have been seeking a way to engage in the home-brewing community, or would like to …
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Handle Yeast at Home Like a Pro
2 years ago

Handle Yeast at Home Like a Pro

Working in the cellar at Founders Brewing Company often finds me shoulder to shoulder with the Yeast Tech department. Their department, as you may have guessed, is entirely responsible for …
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The Secretly Important Ingredient
2 years ago

The Secretly Important Ingredient

It’s very easy to forget the most important component of any painting is not its nuance, direction, color scheme, or even its finished image; the most important aspect of any …
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A discussion of all-grain brewing
2 years ago

A discussion of all-grain brewing

To breach the topic of how to make an all-grain batch of beer, as well as what is important about the process, might take a millennium’s worth of discussion.

In …
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Big Brew Day: A toast to communal brewers
2 years ago

Big Brew Day: A toast to communal brewers

GRAND RAPIDS — The short version of this article is this: I am bummed I had to miss Big Brew Day at the Calder Plaza this year. Don’t know about …
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The importance of Fermentation temperatures
2 years ago

The importance of Fermentation temperatures

Over the past week I have been installing a fence in my backyard. Installing a fence means I will have to set posts in concrete, so I have had to …
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The keys to cleaning and sanitizing homebrew equipment
3 years ago

The keys to cleaning and sanitizing homebrew equipment

“You can’t sanitize a turd”. When asking Head Cellar Operator Brett Kosmicki and countless other Founders Brewing Co. employees about the importance of cleanliness and sanitation, the previous statement proved …
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Comrade Cocktail
3 years ago

Comrade Cocktail

In the wake of a promised extension to winter so unapologetically perennial that the groundhog of fable would bite the very hand that feeds him, perhaps it is time that …
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