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New Toys

Happy New Year Everyone and welcome back to what we hope will be a better year. To start that train, or get back on it, I am going to share with you a few new toys I got for my homebrew set up.  Some are basic and you would think not that cool, but toContinue reading “New Toys”

Go To Beers

Hello and welcome back to Hop, Brew, and Blog. Today we are diving into opinions here and I want everyone to give me your opinion on this topic…your go to beers. This is about your own choice of beers and I know everyone is different here. This isn’t about beer you like or beers youContinue reading “Go To Beers”

Fall Beers

Hello and welcome to the end of fall (depending on where you are, as Michigan starts winter on and off starting in October).  With it the end of my favorite season, I wanted to talk about the beers that come out during this time.  We know the obvious one with pumpkin beers that come withContinue reading “Fall Beers”

Tools of the Trade

Welcome back to Hop, Brew, and Blog.  Sorry it has been awhile since my last post but I have started a podcast with my brother-in-law called Brewthers-In-Law.  As the moment of release, the very first episode is out to listen to.  For today though, we are going to step back to some basics of brewing. Continue reading “Tools of the Trade”

Great Deku Mead

Welcome back everyone. I am glad you have all enjoyed the blogs so far. In this one, we are going to dive into one of my favorite meads (and hated by my wife) the Great Deku Mead. As you may know from the previous blogs, this one exploded on me making a wonderful mess andContinue reading “Great Deku Mead”

How to Make a Recipe

Welcome back to another day in Hop, Brew, and Blog!  Today, we are going to be talking about making a recipe.  I will be giving tips on how to make a recipe from scratch or even just using another recipe as a base. Let’s dive in.  Since I started brewing, I have made about aContinue reading “How to Make a Recipe”


Hello and welcome back! Seems you like this since you made it this far so thanks for reading so far!  Today we are going to switch gears to a different brewing that I actually love to do. It is very simple, but one must have patience. We are going to talk about brewing mead. SoContinue reading “Mead”

Lawn Mower Beer

Welcome to the summer edition of this blog.  And with the sun up, that means we got to stay hydrated.  So today we are going to talk about lawn mower beers. And I know that some of you will read that and be like, “Gross, that stuff?  What are we, back in college?”  And thereContinue reading “Lawn Mower Beer”

Stout vs Porter

Hello and welcome back to today’s blog. We are going to compare similar beers and try to find the differences in them. I will do this a couple more times as there are beers that some think are pretty much the same. Some can’t tell the difference between a lager or a kolsch or aContinue reading “Stout vs Porter”


Hello everyone!  Thanks for reading and today’s post is going to be a change of pace. No history lessons here and a quick getaway from reality. I am going to tell you my “fun” stories of the whoops that I have made. Before you ask, yes I have enough to do a whole blog andContinue reading “Whoops”


Welcome back again to the Hop, Brew, and Blog. I am glad you are sticking around and learning with me. That is a great thing about the  home brewery community, it is a very helpful group. Everyone loves to listen and talk out how a beer can be brewed. We are going to take aContinue reading “Hops”

IPA: Good vs Evil

Welcome back! There was a slight delay in this as I was in the hospital having my appendix removed. Now I am better and ready to keep this going. So now, for today we talk about IPAs. We will talk a little history (not for too long) and a little about what makes it anContinue reading “IPA: Good vs Evil”

Bottle vs Keg

Welcome back! If you are reading this after the first blog, I must have done something right. The topic for today is another debate of how to brew…do you keg your beer or bottle it?  First thing first, what is the difference? In the end, you will carbonate your beer with either gas or primingContinue reading “Bottle vs Keg”

Grain vs. Extract

Hello and welcome to Hops, Brew, and Blog, where we will talk about the art of brewing. Brewing is a fun hobby that anyone can do. We will talk about everything from cloning beers you already love (and hopefully making them cheaper than buying), to experimenting with recipes no one has tried yet. We willContinue reading “Grain vs. Extract”