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Home Brewing

Brewing beer can be as simple as an Easy Bake Oven
3 years ago

Brewing beer can be as simple as an Easy Bake Oven

ADA — Cricket noises, bugged eyes and a blank stare encompass the reaction given to me when asked if my mother would like to brew a beer together for Mother’s …
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Big Brew Day: A toast to communal brewers
3 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
3 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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An introduction to A Professional Approach to Home Brewing
3 years ago

An introduction to A Professional Approach to Home Brewing

While it is a passion of mine to help people make beer at home, I suppose it would be better to state that my passion is to help people to …
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Gravel Bottom brings beer to the masses with supply shop
4 years ago

Gravel Bottom brings beer to the masses with supply shop

ADA — Matthew Michiels, owner of Gravel Bottom Craft Brewery & Supply, opened up his pub with one simple goal in mind — creating a space that is conducive to …
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AHA winners share methodology behind brewing a winning beer
4 years ago

AHA winners share methodology behind brewing a winning beer

GRAND RAPIDS — While the American Homebrewers Association’s National Homebrewers Conference was certainly a win for West Michigan, it was even more so for a group of local home brewers.

Jeff …
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