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Brew Tank
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Brew Tank with ‘L valve’ setup

Believe it or not, this is the first time I’ve had my Brew Tank under my own roof. Previously it was either out in a field, barn or warehouse. So I’m very excited to be converting my cellar into  Brew Tank mecca! It would be great to hear any tips from you about the setup of […]

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Hydroponic hops wales
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How to Grow Hops in your Garden

Tempted to grow your own hops for your homebrew beer? Dry them or make a wet/green hop brew! Hops on a small scale are relatively easy plants to grow. All you really need is a fence or drain pipe and a patch of land, or a large pot, and you are away. Here are our tips.

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Notes from the Hop Farm Dec 2021

It’s been a busy and exciting few months. Shortly after we published the last issue of MASHED!, we harvested our hydroponic hops, which had been growing like crazy in their temporary warehouse home this season.

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beer tasting online course uk
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Yohanna

Build Your Beer Vocabulary

While you might not be looking to become a pro Cicerone (the beer equivalent of a sommelier) being able to identify the various layers of the beer you’re drinking can really enhance your experience of beer and your homebrew. Here’s how!

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Oktoberfest Events 2021 UK
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Yohanna

Oktoberfest UK Events 2021

In issue 09 of MASHED! magazine we’re all over lagers and German brews. We also go into the history of Oktoberfest. If you’re looking to celebrate this epic festival in the UK, here are our top tips…. Cardiff Cardiff Oktoberfest, 9th October, Vale Sports Arenawww.valesportsarena.co.uk  Edinburgh Edinburgh Oktoberfest, 30th Oct – 3rd Nov edinburgh-oktoberfest.co.uk Kent […]

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Beer and homebrewing podcasts
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Yohanna

Beer & Brewing Podcasts

What we’re listening to… Fermentation Beer & Brewing RadioAward-winning beer and brewing audio magazine show, produced and presented by British Beer Writer of the Year, Emma Inch. fermentationradio.libsyn.com/ Beer O’Clock ShowWeekly craft beer, arts and food podcast presented by Martin & Steve. www.beeroclockshow.co.uk/  Rhythm and BrewsCraft beer and music pairing podcast featuring great guests from […]

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Beerbliotek
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Yohanna

INTERVIEW: Beerbliotek

Based in Gothenburg, Sweden, Beerbliotek craft award winning brews based on their simple philosophy of brewing new beers that they, themselves, would want to drink.

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Review: plaato airlock
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Yohanna

REVIEW: PLAATO Digital Airlock

‘The BIG seller for me is that it’s still showing fermentation action (albeit very slow) at a stage where I’d normally be decanting it, which was a real “Eureka” moment’ – Graeme Stewart

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