How To

1. Heat 8.5 – 9 pounds of cracked/crushed malted barley with 5 gallons of water to 146-149°F, and hold there for 1-1.5 hours in order to convert your starches to sugar.2. Heat to 165-167°F, then strain off and keep liquid, using 8 ounces (1 Cup) of hot water to rinse the grains.3. Cool the unfermented brew (called wort) to below 86°F (should have an initial specific gravity of 1.050).4. Add hydrated yeast & leave to ferment.ORYou can also do a...
A few years ago at Jailhouse Brewing Co.’s chili cook-off, I made a chili that won second place! I have the trophy to prove it, too. I’ve made it a few times since then and receive a lot of compliments. On this chilly, rainy day, I figured it was the perfect day to release my chili recipe out into the world! Ingredients: 2 pounds raw Bratwurst 1 large can diced tomatoes 1 can tomato paste 2 cans of Black Beans...
You’ve scrolled through Pinterest and maybe even seen the Facebook posts about the great ways to use apple cider vinegar. You could run to the store and get raw apple cider vinegar, but after a while, it gets pricey. Thankfully, making your own is SUPER easy and not time consuming at all. Apple Cider Vinegar (which is my vinegar of choice) goes great in German potato salad, salad dressing, and health tonics. I can’t imagine braving the pollen storms of...
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