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Vince Feminella (Screwy Brewer)
'Give a man a beer and he'll waste an hour, teach him to brew beer and he'll waste a lifetime'
'Give a man a beer and he'll waste an hour, teach him to brew beer and he'll waste a lifetime'

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How To Add A Whirlpool Port To Your Kettle

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ezBrewingWater-RO© is a water chemistry calculator created specifically for homebrewers
who want to use the best water possible when brewing their beer. When
starting out with an RO water source there is no need to interpret water
reports or having to gu...

Various grain types, and sometimes the same grain type sourced from several maltsters, will have different DI pH values. Accurately calculating brewing water adjustments to optimize enzyme activity in the mash is largely dependent on knowing the correct DI pH value for each grain.

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Creating the very best brewing water profile for your next batch of beer has never been easier. ezBrewingWater-RO© is the easy way to perfect brewing water!

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Brewing Screwy's Orange Sunshine Witbier: As the story goes in 1955 the Witbier style had all but been abandoned, left only to exist in the pages of history. That was until March of 1966 when dairyman turned brewer Pierre Celis brewed his first batch and decided to make Witbier commercially available once again. His spiced wheat beer, made from barley, wheat and oats with Curacao orange peel and milled coriander seed soon became hugely popular in Leuven.

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Come join in the fun as we welcome area homebrewers to the Monmouth County Homebrewers Association's July meeting. This meeting will be held at The Brewers Apprentice located at 865 Route 33 West (Business Road), Suite 4, Freehold, NJ 07728 from 7:00-9:00PM.

July Meeting Agenda:

A walk through of the Kölsch beer style along with some tips on brewing this classic style at home. It's the perfect summertime sipper to cool you off on a sizzling hot day or night.

A MCHA beer style tasting event, so bring the equivalent of two 22 ounce bottles of your favorite homebrew and get in on the fun. Participants will pour 3-4 ounce samples of their homebrew to sample. Members are encouraged to participate in a 'question and answer' discussion on each style afterwards.

A Brewery Bounce update on which breweries have agreed to host MCHA future meetings and/or events. So far we have confirmation from Little Dog Brewery in Neptune NJ and JugHandle Brewing Company in Tinton Falls NJ.

'Remember we're here for the beer!'

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The preferred serving temperature for Screwy's Old Vinyl IPA really depends on your own personal preference and it can vary from one beer drinker to another.

For a crisper pour serve your beer at 36F and then finish the glass before the beer reaches 45F. As the beer warms above 45F the crispness will begin to fade allowing more of the malt flavor and aroma to become noticeable.

Pour yourself a tall glass and then savor every sip as you enjoy the full range of crispness, flavor and aroma this beer has to offer. You will be glad you did!

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Officially, the only way to brew an authentic Kölschbier, is to brew it in a brewery that is located within the Cologne (Köln) region of Germany. Even though the brewers in Köln have been brewing mostly Ales for well over a thousand years, the Kölsch style we drink today has only been in existence for about a hundred years. Thanks to the cooperation of Kölsch brewers in 1948 the Kölsch Konvention was created in order to formalize a modern brewing standard for the style.
You see for the beer to be true to the Kölsch style it had to be fermented with top fermenting yeast, pale in color, very clear and hop accentuated.

More recently in 1986, the Kölsch Konvention was amended to include a regional appellation, whereby only breweries that were located within a 50 kilometer zone around Cologne, Germany could legally be called Kölsch beer.

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This single vessel electric brewing system will turn your most productive brew days into your most enjoyable brew days too.
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