Instructables: exploring - food - homebrew - brew - featured http://www.instructables.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:31:38 PDT BLOX v1.01 Simple Self-filter Mash Tun for All-grain Beer http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Self-filter-Mash-Tun-for-All-grain-Beer/
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Sun, 8 Jun 2014 07:07:31 PDT
Keg stand burner http://www.instructables.com/id/Keg-stand-burner/
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Sat, 7 Jun 2014 20:56:21 PDT
Medicinal Tea Stick http://www.instructables.com/id/Medicinal-Tea-Stick/
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Tue, 27 May 2014 06:06:59 PDT
Still Parrot http://www.instructables.com/id/Distillation-Parrot/
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Sat, 8 Feb 2014 21:01:52 PST
Tennessee Whiskey / Bourbon, Jack Daniels http://www.instructables.com/id/Tennessee-Whiskey-Bourbon-Jack-Daniels/
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Tue, 28 Jan 2014 15:48:01 PST
Simple Filter for Brewing http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Filter-for-Brewing/
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Sat, 23 Nov 2013 05:58:03 PST
Witches' Brew Black Licorice Kombucha http://www.instructables.com/id/Witches-Brew-Black-Licorice-Kombucha/
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Fri, 18 Oct 2013 13:33:54 PDT
Simple Beer #1 http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Beer-No1/
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Wed, 3 Jul 2013 07:48:42 PDT
Brewing Beer . . . With Science! http://www.instructables.com/id/Brewing-Beer-With-Science/
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Mon, 19 Nov 2012 08:09:18 PST
Mash Paddle with with hop shapped cutouts (with bandsaw and router template tips) http://www.instructables.com/id/Mash-Paddle-with-with-hop-shapped-cutouts-with-ba/
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Thu, 9 Feb 2012 12:53:09 PST
Convert a chest freezer to kegerator or fermenter for $20 http://www.instructables.com/id/Convert-a-chest-freezer-to-kegerator-or-fermenter-/
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Wed, 7 Dec 2011 22:26:12 PST
How to make a wort chiller for homebrewing http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-wort-chiller-for-homebrewing/
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Wed, 23 Sep 2009 18:44:30 PDT
How to make nettle beer http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-nettle-beer/
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Fri, 29 May 2009 12:55:11 PDT
How to make Mead (Honey Wine) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-Mead-Honey-Wine/
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Sun, 25 Apr 2010 14:10:06 PDT
How to Make a Big Batch of Kombucha http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Big-Batch-of-Kombucha/
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Thu, 8 Feb 2007 14:09:59 PST
How to make 20,000 pints of beer. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-20000-pints-of-beer/
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Mon, 2 Nov 2009 09:46:06 PST
How to Brew Kombucha Tea http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Brew-Kombucha-Tea/
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Fri, 23 Oct 2009 11:14:54 PDT
Home Brew Hard Cider from Scratch http://www.instructables.com/id/Home-Brew-Hard-Cider-from-Scratch/
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Tue, 7 Oct 2008 14:49:18 PDT
British - Stinging Nettle Beer http://www.instructables.com/id/British-Stinging-Nettle-Beer/
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Fri, 15 May 2009 05:03:06 PDT
2 tap Cornelius Kegerator http://www.instructables.com/id/2-tap-Cornelius-Kegerator/
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Wed, 28 May 2008 09:56:55 PDT
Beer Bottle Drying Rack http://www.instructables.com/id/Beer-Bottle-Drying-Rack/
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Thu, 22 May 2008 21:08:22 PDT
Making your own wine http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-your-own-wine/
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Thu, 17 Apr 2008 09:29:09 PDT
How to Brew Beer http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Brew-Beer/
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