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July 13 & August 3, 2019: Learn to Homebrew with Scott Russell

Are you a novice homebrewer, looking to upgrade from extract brewing to all-grain? Or perhaps you’ve been considering this hobby for a while, but you’re not sure what’s involved. This workshop is for you! In this two-part class, you’ll learn to brew beer from scratch, using the all-grain method....

Mead & Melomel: variation on a honey brew

In Part 1, Rick explained the simple method for making mead, an ancient beverage of fermented honey. Next Steps Today, Rick racked the mead to a freshly washed carboy to get rid of the sediment that had started to build up over the past 5 weeks. We’ll keep half...

Making Mead: Honey plus time yields a delicious beverage

We have been intending to make mead for so long that it had become something of a joke. “I’ll get to that right after we make mead.” Then this past summer whilst cleaning the basement we realized we had nearly 14 pounds of honey … and that it was...

Tasting Big Llama Bräu with Scott Russell

A few weeks ago we met up with Scott Russell at the homestead. Scott had been kind enough to develop a special beer recipe for Gage Hill Crafts called Big Llama Bräu, and we enjoyed the brew day with him. Now it’s time for the moment of truth with...

Beer labels – How to Make and Apply Your Own

As home brewers, we’ve all been there: you want to save money and resources by reusing your bottles, but it’s hard to remove the sticky label glue from the glass. The easiest — and least expensive — way to create a removable bottle label is to use an item...

Brewing Big Llama Bräu with Scott Russell

Join us for a behind-the-scenes preview as we brew Big Llama Braü, a double IPA recipe developed exclusively for Gage Hill Crafts by the Homebrew Guru himself, Scott Russell. This big New England-style IPA has a boost of hop aroma and flavor balanced by local ingredients. Vermont has a...

Brew your own kombucha

It’s the hot new health trend that’s been around for thousands of years! Yes, even I have been bit by the kombucha craze. But at $5 – $6 per bottle it’s also a very expensive habit. So, I decided to try making my own kombucha at home. The first...

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...

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