Mash.Sparge.Boil is a new blog that discusses everything Beer and Brewing. There will be a strong emphasis on homebrewing and making your own beer. Along with this there will be general talk about commercial brewers and beer culture

Owner: ncmcdonald

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Language: English

Tags: homebrewing, beer, home brew, ale

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  • Discover New Beer Types and Varieties
    on Oct 30, 2010 in Beer Basics Buying Beer
    There is no doubt that there are so many brewers and different beers available now that finding new ones is not hard. However there is help in the form of Beer of the Day. It’s obvious what the site does and I have to say I love it. Each and ev...
  • Boiling the Wort – Why You Need To Boil
    on Oct 27, 2010 in Beer Basics Making Beer
    I want to talk about boiling your wort, why we are doing it and some common ways people go about doing it. When I first started home brewing I read a few books and it said boil the wort for 90 minutes then cool. This was fine and I went along with it...
  • Beer Mapping – Brewery Locations on the Map
    on Oct 22, 2010 in Beer News
    I stumbled across this website the other day, you can see from the link its a map with the locations of hundreds of breweries, brewpubs and bars all across the world. UK Beer Mapping USA NE Beer Mapping I spent a little while just navigating my way a...
  • Cooling the Wort – Types of Wort Chiller
    on Oct 20, 2010 in Beer Basics Equipment
    During the brewing process after the boil has finished it is a good idea to think about trying to cool the wort down as quickly as possible. There are a couple of reasons to do this, one is that oxidation can occur when cooled over a long period as w...
  • Brief Guide to Beer Tasting
    on Oct 18, 2010 in Beer Basics
    I’m no expert on beer tasting there are many websites and blogs to go to if you want to see tasting notes on particular beers (Beer Advocate, Rate Beer). However it is obviously something that sometimes is taken for granted, so I wanted to take the...
  • Make Your Own Custom Beer Bottle Labels
    on Oct 14, 2010 in Equipment Making Beer
    Ok, so you have bottled your home brew and now you decide you want to put a nice snazzy label on. 1. This will help you out later when you got a few brews under your belt and you now have a cupboard or fridge full of different beers. 2. This will mak...
  • Extract Brewing with Speciality Grain
    on Oct 12, 2010 in Ingredients Making Beer
    In the post How to Brew your First Home Brewed Beer we made a beer and used a certain quantity of grain in the form of crystal malt along with some malt extract. The reason we can use the crystal malt is because this is a speciality malt. For an extr...
  • Useful Chart Showing Hop Varieties, Aroma and Bitterness
    on Oct 10, 2010 in Ingredients
    Hops. So many varieties, so how do you decide which to use for bitterness and which for aroma and how much do you want in your home brew beer. What you need is a graph. The chart also shows calculations to work out IBU (the bitterness) of each hop ad...
  • Bottling Your Home Brew Beer
    on Oct 8, 2010 in Beer Basics Equipment Making Beer
    As a follow-up to How to Brew Your First Beer, here is a short article about bottling that beer. This is just a quick primer to get you started Like I said in that article you will want to know fermentation has stopped so there should be no activity...
  • Making Your First Home Brew BeerIf you are contemplating brewing your first batch of beer at home then this is the ideal place to start. You may be dipping your toe in to see if you can save money, maybe you want to make something at home that you cannot get in the shops or you wan...
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