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Easy small-batch homebrewing, part 2: Basic ingredients and a recipe

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on August 11, 2015 at 6:00 am

By Brian Vander Veen Last week, I talked about the basic equipment one needs to start brewing small-scale, one-gallon batches at home, but obviously, you need more than just equipment—you need ingredients. Beer, at its most basic, comprises only three ingredients: malted grain, hops, and yeast. However, over the millennia since beer was first b […]

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Easy small-batch homebrewing, part 1: Basic equipment

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on August 4, 2015 at 6:00 am

By Brian Vander Veen I studied just enough chemistry as an undergraduate to earn a minor in the subject, at least before I made the eleventh-hour change to major in English and thus embarked on the long, circuitous route toward librarianship. But I’ve always loved chemistry—still do. And I certainly appreciate a well-crafted beer. So […]

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Liquid Lit: Books and Brews

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, Prime Time on September 25, 2014 at 6:00 am

By Cara Strickland October (and Oktoberfest) is almost upon us. While I’m a fan of reading (and drinking) throughout the year, I find that I have more time for both as fall settles in to stay for a bit. There is something about this time of year that makes me want to learn something, or […]

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