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Homebrew Recipe for Weyerbacher Simcoe Double IPA – Straight From The Brewery!

When Weyerbacher Brewing discontinued this beer back in 2016, they kindly shared the recipe with homebrewers.

The recipe features

Mash Schedule can be found in the graphic above.

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Funwerks’ 5 Tips for Kettle Sours

Funkwerks’ 5 Tips for Kettle Sours
By Dave Carpenter

“Funkwerks, a saison-focused craft brewery in Fort Collins, Colo., has racked up more than its fair share of awards since opening in December 2010. Co-founders Brad Lincoln and Gordon Schuck took home gold and silver medals at the 2011 and 2012 Great American Beer Festivals (GABFs), respectively, for their flagship Saison, and the brewery won gold for Deceit (a Belgian-style golden strong ale) and was named Small Brewing Company of the Year at the 2012 GABF.

In 2014, Deceit won a World Beer Cup silver and Raspberry Provincial took home GABF gold. Raspberry Provincial is a kettle sour, which is a beer that relies on bacterial souring pre-boil to achieve its tart, refreshing character. Unlike, say, traditional lambic, which requires months or years of aging with a mix of microbes to achieve a complex, funky sourness, a kettle-soured beer needs only a day or two to gain a pleasant lactic acid tang. The method isn’t ideal for Flemish red, oud bruin, and lambic-style ales, but it’s perfect for gose, Berliner weisse, and other “clean sour” styles that primarily exhibit a lactic character.”  – Read the complete article on the Homebrewer’s Association’s website

MoreAmerican Sour Beers via Amazon

If you’re not a member of the American Homebrewer’s Association, I think you should consider joining – Here’s Why

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Sean Terrill’s Refractometer Calculator!

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In days of yore, refractometers were considered a pre-fermentation only tool.  That’s because the alcohol present after fermentation begins throws off refractometer readings.  That was until people starting figuring out that it was possible to reasonably estimate specific gravity after fermentation has begun.  The first such calculations [I became aware of] were from MoreBeer.  Check the documents tab on this product page to see their spreadsheet.

Since, additional work has been done.  One such body of work belongs to Sean Terrill.  Sean is a smart guy.  Like nuclear engineer kind of smart.  Sean did a good bit of work on the subject and came up with an even more accurate formula for estimating specific gravity after fermentation is begun.


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To do this you need: A pre-fermentation refractometer reading, a current refractometer reading and a spreadsheet or online calculator.  If you need a refractometer, check out the list below.

Sean has kindly made his findings available to the homebrewing community.  You can use his easy to use refractometer calculator or his spreadsheet (available on the calculator page).  He also makes it available for others to use with proper citation.  For example, my Brewing Spreadsheets [Brewing Spreadsheet | Small Batch BIAB Spreadsheet | BIAB Brew Day Spreadsheet] all contain Sean’s formula.  Thank you to Sean Terrill for your work on this subject and for making this available to homebrewers!

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Hop Guide – 170+ Hop Varieties Described

Homebrewing Hops

MoreBeer has compiled one of the largest known lists of hop varieties.  More than 170 hops are named and described.

Check it out – The Largest List of Brewing Hops

RelatedMoreBeer’s Hop Select and Hop Related Gear | Recent Hop Finds

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Culligan WHR-140 Water Filter + DIY Water Filter Build via BYO Magazine

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WHR-140 Filter Cartridge by Culligan.  This has a filter life of up to 10,000 gallons or 6 months. NSF certified.

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From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • Warning: Culligan can only guarantee the quality of materials, construction and the certification claims of WHR-140 filters manufactured by Culligan, other brands’ Filters that call out “Culligan WHR-140 compatible” Are not affiliated with Culligan and are not nsf, using these filters will void the 5 year limited warranty on Culligan filtered shower heads.
  • Each WHR-140 filter cartridge filters sulfur odor, chlorine, and scale for a full 10, 000 gallons or 6 months giving softer, cleaner skin and hair.
  • Patented filter media bacteriostatic*, limits passage and growth of bacteria for a cleaner shower experience.
  • System tested and certified by nsf international against ansi standard 177.
  • Filter cartridge easily installs in Culligan shower heads.
  • Replacement cartridge for models: wash-c125, rdsh-c115, hsh-c135, hsh-bn135, stylish and-100, stylish and-200, stylish and-300, s-h200-c, s-h200-bn, s-w100-c, s-w100-bn

 

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BYO has a build project that uses this for a homebrew water filtering setup.  Build Your Own Water Filter via BYO Magazine – Note: This is available to subscribers onlySubscribe Here

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Brewing Techniques Magazine & Back Articles

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Brewing Techniques Magazine was published from 1993 to 1999.  It was full of great articles on homebrewing.  Unfortunately it is now defunct.

In 2012, MoreBeer purchased the entire back stock of printed magazines.  Those are available in the Homebrewing Books & Magazines section of MoreBeer’s website.  They are mostly on page 2 of that section.

MoreBeer has kindly made a number of the articles from Brewing Techniques available in the articles section of this website for free.  Homebrewing Articles at MoreBeer

Articles include – The Pursuit of Hoppiness, High Gravity Brewing, Setting Up a Homebrew Laboratory, Growing Hops in the Backyard, Dissolved Oxygen – how much is in your wort?, Making Hard Cider at Home, Building and Using Coolers as Mash Tuns, The Magic of Munich Malt, Determining the Sugar Contribution of Fruit in Beer, The Equipment Needed to Move to All Grain, Fermenting the Worts of Summertime Brews, Preventing Corrosion in the Brewery, IPA – The Origin of India Pale Ales, Oxygen’s Role in Beer Fermentation, Focus on Beer Flavor, Removing and Preventing Beerstone Build Up, Discover the Joys of Kegging and… lots, lots more.  It’s a treasure-trove of information.

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Culligan WHR-140 Water Filter + DIY Water Filter Build via BYO Magazine

71VU-9Xh9iL._SL1500_

WHR-140 Filter Cartridge by Culligan.  This has a filter life of up to 10,000 gallons or 6 months. NSF certified.

More Info

From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • Warning: Culligan can only guarantee the quality of materials, construction and the certification claims of WHR-140 filters manufactured by Culligan, other brands’ Filters that call out “Culligan WHR-140 compatible” Are not affiliated with Culligan and are not nsf, using these filters will void the 5 year limited warranty on Culligan filtered shower heads.
  • Each WHR-140 filter cartridge filters sulfur odor, chlorine, and scale for a full 10, 000 gallons or 6 months giving softer, cleaner skin and hair.
  • Patented filter media bacteriostatic*, limits passage and growth of bacteria for a cleaner shower experience.
  • System tested and certified by nsf international against ansi standard 177.
  • Filter cartridge easily installs in Culligan shower heads.
  • Replacement cartridge for models: wash-c125, rdsh-c115, hsh-c135, hsh-bn135, stylish and-100, stylish and-200, stylish and-300, s-h200-c, s-h200-bn, s-w100-c, s-w100-bn

 

What are others saying?  Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “brew”

BYO has a build project that uses this for a homebrew water filtering setup.  Build Your Own Water Filter via BYO Magazine – Note: This is available to subscribers onlySubscribe Here

Culligan WHR-140 Replacement Shower Filter Cartridge for WSH-C125, HSH-C135, ISH-100 Shower Units – affiliate link, note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Also Consider:

Third Party Resource: This resource is part of our selection of top Third Party homebrewing resources.  Check out the entire list of resources Third Party Homebrew Resources

This post may contain affiliate links. We may make a commission when you use our links. This will never cost you extra. Thank you for supporting Homebrew Finds!

Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.

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