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Jon S. Denman

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HB101: Intro to Home Brewing Class - 1pm

This workshop will cover equipment, techniques and ingredients used to create excellent brew at home.  All workshops, classes and events at Backyard are free!  802 E. 1st St Humble, Tx backyard...

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This workshop will cover equipment, techniques and ingredients used to create excellent brew at home.  All workshops, classes and events at Backyard are free!  802 E. 1st St Humble, Tx backyardhomebrewers.com

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Scott Crawford

Scott Crawford commented on the Topic

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Preston, the All Grain class was great to attend - you have strong technical knowledge and a very clear presentation style, and the location that Backyard offers makes for a fun, relaxed learning environment.

I highl... Read more
Preston, the All Grain class was great to attend - you have strong technical knowledge and a very clear presentation style, and the location that Backyard offers makes for a fun, relaxed learning environment.

I highly recommend addending the next one to anyone in the area. Read less
Preston Brown

Preston Brown commented on the Topic

Have you ever brewed a Gluten Free Beer?

Would you ever try one, just for the adventure?  Brewing with Sorghum, or Buckwheat, or a combination of GF malts?

This is not something I have tried to brew as of yet. I have no idea where to get the buckwheat or sourghum. It would be a fun experiment.
Preston Brown

Preston Brown commented on the Topic

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The class on the 31st will be all-grain. The class will begin at noon, however I will be there at 11am to begin setting up. I just emailed Jon and Adam to find out when the next 101 class will be held. I will keep you... Read more
The class on the 31st will be all-grain. The class will begin at noon, however I will be there at 11am to begin setting up. I just emailed Jon and Adam to find out when the next 101 class will be held. I will keep you posted. Read less
Preston Brown

Preston Brown and Jon Hebert commented on the Topic

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If your happen to be in the Houston Area, Rogue-Brewers.com are having a class on how to brew an All-Grain. There are usually two classes a month, a 101 class and then a much more advanced class.
Jon Hebert
March 08 2012 Permalink
I'm going to try and make that class.  I heard that there was a 101 class on March 31st.  Is that correct?
The Beer Fox

The Beer Fox commented on the Topic

Have you ever brewed a Gluten Free Beer?

Would you ever try one, just for the adventure?  Brewing with Sorghum, or Buckwheat, or a combination of GF malts?

The Beer Fox
The Beer Fox
February 29 2012 Permalink
I haven't brewed a Gluten Free Beer, but tasted some really great ones - particularly from the Alchemist in Waterbury, VT. I just wrote an article about GF Beer for Zymurgy Magazine - due to be published around June/... Read more
I haven't brewed a Gluten Free Beer, but tasted some really great ones - particularly from the Alchemist in Waterbury, VT. I just wrote an article about GF Beer for Zymurgy Magazine - due to be published around June/July 2012. Several recipes along with it - tried and true, highly recommended ones!

It seems to work best if you work with the natural tartness of the sorghum. You know, Belgian Yeast, tart fruit added, or assertive hops.


Being a beginner, you have an advantage - you'll learn from the start. LOL! Read less

Jon Hebert commented on the Topic

Have you ever brewed a Gluten Free Beer?

Would you ever try one, just for the adventure?  Brewing with Sorghum, or Buckwheat, or a combination of GF malts?

Jon Hebert
February 20 2012 Permalink
being a beginner, not sure if I have the ability to pull it off. I guess the first thing I need to do is try some on the market to get a feel for them. Have you ever tried one? I'm very afraid.
The Beer Fox

The Beer Fox started a Topic

Have you ever brewed a Gluten Free Beer?

Would you ever try one, just for the adventure?  Brewing with Sorghum, or Buckwheat, or a combination of GF malts?

Jon Hebert commented on the Topic

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Jon Hebert
February 16 2012 Permalink
I love his articles, but I'm not sure if I'm ready to take some of those recipes on just yet. 
The Beer Fox

The Beer Fox commented on the Topic

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The Beer Fox
The Beer Fox
February 15 2012 Permalink
American Homebrewers Association (AHA) recognized beerlovers.com very own All-Grain Brewer as the AHA Recipe of the Week this week, 2/12/12.  Dan George of Westerville, Ohio, and the Scioto Olentangy Darby Zymurgists ... Read more
American Homebrewers Association (AHA) recognized beerlovers.com very own All-Grain Brewer as the AHA Recipe of the Week this week, 2/12/12.  Dan George of Westerville, Ohio, and the Scioto Olentangy Darby Zymurgists (SODZ) created Thomas Toes Mild, Gold medal winner at the 2010 AHA National Homebrew Competition. Read less

David and Jon Hebert commented on the Topic

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David
February 09 2012 Permalink
Relative rookie here as well and have done a few dry malt extract recipes but know a bunch of folks that use grains exclusively. You get a much wider variety of options available using something other than extract. ... Read more
Relative rookie here as well and have done a few dry malt extract recipes but know a bunch of folks that use grains exclusively. You get a much wider variety of options available using something other than extract. Cheers... Read less
Jon Hebert
February 09 2012 Permalink
yea, I'm used half grains in my last brew and felt more like a brewer. The further you get into this, the more you realize how behind you are, but the challenge is the fun of it. I'm going exclusively with grain on ... Read more
yea, I'm used half grains in my last brew and felt more like a brewer. The further you get into this, the more you realize how behind you are, but the challenge is the fun of it. I'm going exclusively with grain on this next brew. Read less

Jon Hebert commented on the Topic

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Jon Hebert
January 19 2012 Permalink
I've just brewed my second batch of beer, an American Pale Ale. Had a couple of layers of hops, slight citrus sensation, toasted almonds and a little spice. This second batch was a mixture of grains and malt extract... Read more
I've just brewed my second batch of beer, an American Pale Ale. Had a couple of layers of hops, slight citrus sensation, toasted almonds and a little spice. This second batch was a mixture of grains and malt extract. I had more fun with the grains (felt more like "real Brewing")but was wondering if one was better than the other. I haven't read the "All Grain Brewers" article yet, hope my beer is somewhere close. Later. Read less
Christopher Bowen

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