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Northern Brewer Purchased by AB-InBev | Beer Geek Nation

Recently Anheiser Busch purchased Northern Brewer homebrew supplies for an undisclosed amount of money. Here are my thoughts on that. Cheers! Read More »

Whole Cone Hops vs. Pellet Hops | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

In this video I discuss the advantages and disadvantages of whole cone hops vs pellet hops. Cheers! Read More »

Samuel Adams Longshot Winners Variety Pack | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Nanzer’s Belgian Golden Ale Created by Kevin Nanzer This Belgian Golden Ale has notes of fruit, clove and pepper in the aroma, balanced by subtle malt character, with a clean citrus taste and bitterness from the hops. At 9.1% ABV, this beer should be sipped slowly to savor the delicious flavors. Raspberry Berliner Weisse Created by Tim Thomssen At first look, you notice the big frothy head of this Raspberry Berliner Weisse. The bright notes of raspberries are balanced by refreshing tartness, followed by a wonderful fruity sweetness and clean finish. Neighborino Flanders Red Ale Created by Colin Foy This Flanders Red was brewed the traditional way with “younger” beer blended with mature beer that has been aged in wood for several months while Brettanomyces and Lactobacillus labor to produce fruity, tart and acidic flavors. Read More »

Brewing a Quad on the PicoBrew Zymatic System | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Buy A BGN Shirt/Glass Here – http://www.beergeeknation.com/store http://facebook.com/beergeeknation http://www.beergeeknation.com http://www.twitter.com/beergeeknation Today on BGN I brewed a Belgian Quad on the PicoBrew Zymatic brewing system. Cheers! MALTS Type Amount (lb) Gravity (pts) Color (pts) Belgian Pils 8 lbs 68.5 5.7 Wheat Malt 8 oz 4.76 0.3 Belgian CaraMunich 8 oz 4.04 13.9 Belgian Candi Sugar Amber 1 lbs 11.01 27.8 HOPS Type Amount (oz) Alpha Acid % Time Nugget 0.43 13 60 Hallertau 0.21 3.1 20 MASH Type Temp (F) Time Style Dough In 102 20 Infusion Mash 1 152 30 Infusion Mash 2 154 60 Infusion Mash Out 175 10 Infusion YEAST Name Expected AA% Range Temp (F) Pitch Temp (F) Fermentis Safbrew T-58 75 59 – 68 63 Read More »

How To Use The Blichmann AutoSparge | Beer Geek Nation Homebrew Videos

In this video I show you how to easily adjust the Blichmann AutoSparge. I hope this tutorial helps out! Do you long for a sparging system with a “set-it-and-forget-it” design? The elegantly simple construction of the AutoSparge™ level and flow control system lets it automatically set the hot liquor flow rate and liquid level and adjust to compensate for a constant level in your mash tun. It’s an awesome accessory for RIMS systems. Autosparge™ also works great with gravity or with pumps! New 100% stainless steel design! Read More »

Blichmann BrewEasy Electric Brewing System First Test | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

The Blichmann BrewEasy is setup and ready to go. I am just running some water through to check out the operation and for leaks. Brew day is coming very soon I promise! http://www.blichmannengineering.com/products/breweasy Buy A BGN Shirt/Glass Here – http://www.beergeeknation.com/store http://facebook.com/beergeeknation http://www.beergeeknation.com Read More »

Blichmann BrewEasy Electric Brewing System Unboxing | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Here is the first of many video I will be posting on the recently released Blichmann BrewEasy electric brewing system. Stay tuned for brew day videos as well as my final thought on this setup. For more info visit the link above. And please feel free to post your comments and questions about this system in the comment section below. Cheers! http://www.blichmannengineering.com/products/breweasy Read More »

BGN Homebrews an Arrogant Bastard Clone | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

In this video I finally get around to brewing up my Arrogant Bastard clone on my electric BIAB setup. Let me know what you guys think about the recipe. Cheers Arrogant Bastard Clone: 12 lbs 2.4 oz Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 1 90.0 % 1 lbs 5.6 oz Special B Malt (180.0 SRM) Grain 2 10.0 % 1.00 oz Chinook [13.00 %] – Boil 85.0 min Hop 3 48.2 IBUs 1.00 oz Chinook [13.00 %] – Boil 45.0 min Hop 4 41.6 IBUs 1.00 oz Chinook [13.00 %] – Boil 15.0 min Hop 5 22.5 IBUs 1.00 oz Chinook [13.00 %] – Aroma Steep 0.0 min Hop 6 0.0 IBUs 2.0 pkg SafAle English Ale (DCL/Fermentis #S-04) [23.66 ml] Yeast 7 – Est Original Gravity: 1.065 SG Measured Original Gravity: 1.080 SG Est Final Gravity: 1.012 SG Measured Final Gravity: ... Read More »

Electric Brew In a Bag All-In-One System First Look | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Here is a quick first look at the brand new all in one electric brew in a bag system from picoBrew. I will be posting a full review very soon as well as a complete brew day on it. Cheers!Check out the system here! http://electricbiab.com Read More »

Blichmann Engineering Electric BoilCoil and RIMS Rocket Sneek Peak @ NHC 2013 | Beer Geek Nation

While at the 2013 National Homebrewers Conference expo we were able to check out some of the newest harsware from Blichamnn Engineering. Pete Fletcher, design engineer for Blichmann, gave us a sneak peek of 2 of their latest products. The BoilCoil and RIMS Rocket are 2 items that will allow brewers to make the jump into electric brewing without having to worry about complicated setups. Check out the video for more info! Read More »