Kosciusko Kettleheads

Don’t Hate the Extract – Part 1

Don’t Hate the Extract – Part 1

Let me paint the landscape of homebrewing in 2001. When I walked into Brewer’s Art for the first time there were containers of grain everywhere, a fridge for hops and yeast, a book section for resources, and a small shelf with various cans of Munton’s…

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Healthy Fermentation Part 2: Fermentation Temperature

Healthy Fermentation Part 2: Fermentation Temperature

In the last post I briefly discussed the benefits of a healthy fermentation—how it can help drive off unwanted bacteria and wild yeast and eliminate off flavors and aromas. As a reminder, the three basic aspects of a healthy fermentation are pitch rate, fermentation temperature, and fermentation…

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Healthy Fermentation Part 1: Pitch Rate

Healthy Fermentation Part 1: Pitch Rate

Have you ever tasted a beer that was sickeningly sweet, tasted like band-aids, smelled and tasted like fake butter, or had a muddy unfocused character? I sure have. While we have had beers that exhibit these characteristics at Kettlehead’s meetings, I am surprised at how many…

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DRAFT 2014 BJCP Guidelines Available

DRAFT 2014 BJCP Guidelines Available

Earlier this month the BJCP released a DRAFT version of the 2014 Style Guidelines. These guidelines, when finalized, will replace the 2008 guidelines. The 2014 Guidelines include quite a few new styles and changes. The most notable change to me is the organization. The 2008 Guidelines was…

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Kettleheads Homebrew Tasting

Kettleheads Homebrew Tasting

On June 28th, the Kettleheads will host the 4th Annual Homebrew Tasting at Cerulean Garden in Winona Lake, IN. Come and enjoy over 50 beers served by the people who made them. Tickets are $20 for Regular Admission and $35 for VIP Admission which includes…

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Welcome!

Welcome!

Welcome to the brand new Kosciuscko Kettleheads website – the home of Kosciusko County’s only homebrew club. We will be adding more content in the coming weeks and months, but check out what we have up currently and always remember to Brew Good and Do…

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