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Where should I start? Part 5 - The Mindset

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Where should I start? Part 5 - The Mindset

Part 5 Your Mindset The last post in our series on the topic of your very first brewday will cover an aspect frequently avoided by the majority of guides and homebrew manuals - the proper mindset. Sure, for each and every one of you who have decided to brew their own beer at home, the reason may be different, and so to will be the mood while doing your first batch. Some will be happy and pleased with the manual activity, some will be stressed by having to perform new and unknown tasks, and some will be chilling by popping...

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Where should I start? Part 4 - The Big Day

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Where should I start? Part 4 - The Big Day

Part 4 Brew Day Ok, you got your equipment, your ingredients, have decided on which method - extract, BIAB, or all-grain - you’ll go with during your first brew day, now what? It’s time to get busy and do some actual brewing! Depending on the method you’re going to employ and the recipe, the entire duration of your brew day may vary from 3 to up to 8 hours, and you’ll have to be engaged in the process the entire time. So first recommendation for the Big Day is this: Make sure to have enough free time for the entire...

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Where should I start? Part 3 - The Equipment

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Where should I start? Part 3 - The Equipment

Part 3 The Equipment In the previous two parts of this series we’ve covered the basics and the ingredients needed to start making your own beer at home. And as you already know, it doesn’t take much to make a tasty brew - just make sure to source the main ingredients and you’re all set, right? Well, let’s not forget about another very important aspect of homebrewers that many beginners find quite intimidating - equipment. Equipment plays a rather important role in the process of making beer. But at the same time, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ll have to...

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Where should I start? Part 2 - The Beer Ingredients

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Where should I start? Part 2 - The Beer Ingredients

Part 2 The Beer Ingredients In the previous part of this series we’ve pretty much settled on the idea that brewing your own beer at home is quite simple and you don’t need sophisticated equipment to do that. And that is generally true, until you start digging deeper into the actual process and the methods employed, as each of the ingredients may require additional treatment and steps in the production workflow that will make the entire brewday longer and more sophisticated. So let’s look at what goes to the brewing kettle and how this affects your brewing practices and brewing...

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Where should I start? Part 1 - The Basics

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Where should I start? Part 1 - The Basics

Hey, shoppers of Canuck Homebrew Supply, missed me? Well, I sure did miss you, and I definitely should apologize for the long period of silence on my end. We’ve been pretty busy at the shop and warehouse these past months, and hadn’t enough time for writing as we usually do. But now things are slowly getting back on track and I can address some of the commonly asked questions, the most frequent of which is “where should I start with homebrewing?” that comes in one form or another. Part 1 Brewing Basics The most peculiar thing about this question is...

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