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The 2017 Craft Brewers Conference

The 2017 Craft Brewers Conference

Currently sitting in the Redmond, Oregon airport waiting for a flight to Portland that will connect me with a flight to Washington D.C. It's 4am, I slept about 3 1/2 hours, but damn I'm excited. That's because my partners at Good Earth Brewing and Smith Rock Hop Farm...

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Let the engineering…begin!

I might have mentioned that our new septic system has been on hold for months. We received a quote for it, had them dig several test pits, paid the county of Deschutes for a site evaluation, and even passed the evaluation. But as soon as the contractor connected with...

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What’s A Nano Brewery?

Back on January 13th, we submitted our Land Use Application to the Deschutes County Community Development department. The permit is needed so that we can operate a business from a residential property, much like an accountant or a pet groomer. Technically, we're a...

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The Eagle…Has Landed!

Today the brew system was delivered to the farm. Dad was there to receive it, but kindly waited until I returned home from  Thanksgiving in Portland to un-box it. Ruby Street Brewing out of Fort Collins, CO fabricated this beauty in just two short months. It came with...

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Fermentor vs. Fermenter

A sizable contributing factor to beer flavor is the consistency of your fermentation temperature. Huge swings in either direction are not the type of party that yeast want to attend. So being able to dial in your internal temp, no matter what the external temp, is...

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