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So, you're interested in the idea of distilling eh?  Great!  Now, first a disclaimer, technically distilling your own liqour is illegal.  That being said, now let's talk about what's involved, and what you need to do it! First off, you need to make a mash.  What's a mash?  It can be as basic as making up a bunch of water and sugar and tossing in yeast, or you can do say a molasses and cane sugar route, then add some craft distiller's yeast.  So, how to decide on what style mash to make?  Well, first you need to decide what...

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I've gotta say, this yeast is super impressive.  Especially the Krispy Lager.  Ferments out super fast and clean, let's you make lagers during the summer when you want to drink them... does it get much better than this? Basically these are yeast strains that love the heat.  So if you've got a warmer room you do your fermenting in, these are perfect.  Don't have a fermentation chamber but love doing lagers?  Perfect.  Not only do these strains love the heat, you can get a few different styles of them depending if you want some tropical flavours, or to push out...

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Got a recipe you love?  Awesome!  Now for the fun part, experimenting.  There are all kinds of new things coming out in brewing all the time, so why not experiment yourself? You could do something as simple as swap one base grain for another, or change out the other grains for something to change up the colour, or texture of your brew.  Or get crazy and throw together an entirely new recipe!  Just because there's accepted parameters for different styles of beers, doesn't mean you can't colour outside the lines.  That's how new styles are made up!  Smash beers are...

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So, you want to start brewing at home?  Congratulations, welcome to an amazing hobby!   Here's the breakdown of what we put in our starter kits and why they are actually complete.   You get a fermenting bucket, bottling bucket, auto siphon and tubing.  Pretty basic, but you ferment in one, and then transfer the brew from one bucket after it's finished fermenting, using the auto siphon and tubing, into the other for bottling.  This helps you get rid of all the sediment from the fermentation.   A hydrometer, test jar, and thief are included.  You use the thief to grab liquid...

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Want to take the next step in brewing and make your own beers from scratch?  Awesome!  Welcome to a huge variety of grains, hops, yeasts, spices, extracts... the combinations are nearly endless. So there's a few basic steps.  Heating the Strike Water, Mashing, Sparging, Boiling, and Chilling. That doesn't sound so bad, right?  I'll explain each step in a bit more detail below. Strike Water, is really just the water your heating up for your grains to mash in.  As an example, my Blood Orange Lager I heat to 65.  That's it, that's the whole step.  Not too tough eh?...

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