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Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Patient Mar 12, 2012. 6 Replies

Hey folks, its that time of year if you're an herb grower: they're ready, dry, and... now what? See, I hear about herbed beers all the time, but I've tasted very few. Most people don't bring them in…Continue

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Posted on April 19, 2013 by Bill from Brew and Wine HobbySMASH beer! No this is not the Hulk of beers.  Anger won’t turn it green.  Single Malt And Single Hop beers are a simple and elegant way to experiment.  By picking a good base of a 2-row/pale/crisp malt with known characteristics you can…See More
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Posted on April 19, 2013 by Bill from Brew and Wine HobbySMASH beer! No this is not the Hulk of beers.  Anger won’t turn it green.  Single Malt And Single Hop beers are a simple and elegant way to experiment.  By picking a good base of a 2-row/pale/crisp malt with known characteristics you can…See More
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Posted on April 19, 2013 by Bill from Brew and Wine HobbySMASH beer! No this is not the Hulk of beers.  Anger won’t turn it green.  Single Malt And Single Hop beers are a simple and elegant way to experiment.  By picking a good base of a 2-row/pale/crisp malt with known characteristics you can…See More
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Intro to Brewing Class (Thursday Evening Edition)- call to reserve at Brew & Wine Hobby 12 Cedar Street East Hartford,CT 06108 USA

April 18, 2013 from 6pm to 7:30pm
These expanded classes are launching February 1st, and include a great deal of extras beyond our average class.  These, we expect, will mostly be filled via our Living Social deal — please check their site if interested. [note, expires in one week from launch on 1/17/13]What you learn:  everything you need to know to successfully brew your own beer at home with grains, extracts, hop additions… the whole boil process, good sanitation practices (and…See More
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We’ve done it: we’ve launched our wine making on-premises here at Brew & Wine Hobby. This is a bit of growth out of the old formula of running classes here. We will still have public sessions (and they will be education-based).  Details below. The private wine making sessions (booked by one person, for one to eight people):What you get: 26 bottles, consultation on wine selection (including discussion on how soon to drink, etc), and two visits (approximately one month apart, to each be…See More
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We are Connecticut's oldest brewing supply store- revitalized with new ownership! We carry over 60 grains, 100 pre-made extract kits including: True Brew, Brewers Best, Coopers, Brewferm, Mountmellick, Muntons, and Woodforde, WYeast, White Labs, hops- and all the beer making supplies for an endless combination of brewing adventures!
Are you one or both of the following?
Home Brewer, Beer Blogger
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What are your favorite CT Beers?
The one in my hand!

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At 8:36pm on February 11, 2011, Bryon Turner said…
Thanks for all the one-on-one assistance in recipe building and ingredients gathering. Sunday should be fun.
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SMASH- Let the brew show off a Hop!

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Wine On Premises now available

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We’ve done it: we’ve launched our wine making on-premises here at Brew & Wine Hobby. This is a bit of growth out of the old formula of running classes here. We will still have public sessions (and they will be education-based).  Details below.

 

The private wine making sessions (booked by one person, for one to eight people):

What you get: 26 bottles, consultation on wine selection (including discussion on how soon to drink, etc), and two visits…

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So as the days start fading and we head towards Thanksgiving day, I start looking for a darker more complex beer. Next on my docket will be a nice Robust Porter. Let's take a look at the style from t…

Posted on October 30, 2012 at 11:22am 0 Comments

So as the days start fading and we head towards Thanksgiving day, I start looking for a darker more complex beer. Next on my docket will be a nice Robust Porter. Let's take a look at the style from the BJCP guidelines as to what we are trying to get to for the right feel:

Aroma: Roasty aroma (often with a lightly burnt, black malt character) should be noticeable and may be moderately strong. Optionally may also show some additional malt character in support (grainy, bready,…

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HOPS, STUFF, & MORE

Posted on October 14, 2011 at 8:45am 0 Comments

BY RICH • OCTOBER 6TH, 2011

 

Folks, we’re trying to get the best things available. While we have access to Ruby St Brewing all grain system (and the most competitive prices, just ask), it is a bit large for our humble floorspace. Oh, we’re still looking into that, but for now I’d like to share what we’ve squeezed in.

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Blichmann Engineering’s Top Tier brewtree is now in stock (with three…

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