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DiploMEADic CHAImunity – Braggot

DiploMEADic CHAImunity gets its start and origin from a recipe by Rob Friesel, whose blog Rick has been following for over 15 years. The recipe was published along with his article in Brew Your Own magazine on the Braggot style. Having done a few meads this past winter we...

Strawberry Melonball MIPA: A First Attempt Combining Fruit & Lactose

A trip to Portland, Maine in February 2019 reminded us that there is still some fun to be had with even with the most familiar styles of beer. Strawberry Melonball is our first attempt at the milkshake style as well as working with whole fruits, and after some unexpected delays we...

Photo HOPortunity – American Pale Ale

This week, we’re tasting and sharing the recipe for Rick’s latest brew. For those who would like to brew this beer it is available below, as well as on Brewer’s Friend. This was the first beer done on the new 1800W induction burner in our dedicated brewing space in...

14: Neil FitzGerald, Homebrewer

Neil FitzGerald started out in his homebrew pursuits the way many people do: with recipes and techniques he learned among friends. After a couple of decades, he decided to upgrade to all-grain brewing in a dedicated kitchen in his basement. We discuss Neil’s evolution as a homebrewer and his...

8: Interview with Scott Russell, The Homebrew Guru

Scott Russell has been involved in home-brewing for over 30 years. From a chance experience with his first beer-making kit, Scott’s exploration of brewed beverages has led to roles as home-brew store manager, brew club organizer, author, and teacher. Join me for a chat with The Homebrew Guru himself...

Homebrew Video Tasting “Fruit Hoptail” Pale Ale

In this homebrew video, Rick and Sarah taste the first of the two homebrew beers made using the parti-gyle method of brewing. Rick explains the differences between this beer and the To Huell With It brew we tasted last week. In the pale ale version, Huell Melon hops lend...

Belgian Ale Called “To Huell With It” Tasting Video

While Belgian Ale is a style that’s often enjoyed during the warmer months, this effervescent and refreshing beverage can be the perfect accompaniment to rich holiday feasts. In the video, Rick and Sarah taste the second beer from the Parti-gyle brew day that Rick did a few weeks ago....

Brewing Beer: An Initiation into Home Brewing

When Rick first started experimenting with brewing beer in the early 1990’s, the available resources weren’t what they are today: no local home-brew store, no internet resources, no small craft breweries releasing recipe clones of their beers. Since moving to Vermont, brewing as a hobby has become much more...

4: Brocklebank Craft Brewing: Beyond pale ale

Ben Linehan, owner of Brocklebank Craft Brewing, knows what he likes: crafting easy-drinking beers with subtle flavors; brewing on a small-scale and part-time basis; keeping his beer and his community involvement engaged on a local scale. Join us for a conversation with Ben and Anne Linehan, the husband and...

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