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Steve Siciliano: Behind the Persona
1 week ago

Steve Siciliano: Behind the Persona

For Steve Siciliano, proprietor of Siciliano’s Market (perhaps West Michigan’s most well-respected bottle shop and homebrewing supply store), admitting failure acknowledges how seriously close he was to giving up—and how …
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Taste our Terroir: Brewing a 100% Michigan Beer at Home
2 years ago

Taste our Terroir: Brewing a 100% Michigan Beer at Home

Ben Darcie at Gravel Bottom Brewery and Homebrew Supply in Ada, Michigan, believes that all of us should have the opportunity to brew a 100% Michigan made beer. Even the …
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Is Michigan’s Best Beer Being Brewed in Basements?
2 years ago

Is Michigan’s Best Beer Being Brewed in Basements?

If you heard the name “Home Brew League” you might think it was some kind of summer softball showdown or a group of guys playing fantasy football. But for Boyd …
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Coldbreak Brewing: Newest Member to our Homebrewing Community
2 years ago

Coldbreak Brewing: Newest Member to our Homebrewing Community

I had the pleasure of chatting with Boyd Culver and Chris Musil of Coldbreak Brewing Equipment recently. They’re new to the home brew store community, and with their educational classes …
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Join the Club! – Patriots Brew Club
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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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