How to Make Beer

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Erica Shea and Stephen Valand of Brooklyn Brew Shop demonstrate how to make your own beer! They're the authors of Brooklyn Brew Shop's Beer Making Book: 52 Seasonal Recipes for Small Batches.


Erica Shea and Stephen Valand
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Comments [6]

BG from Philadelphia

peanut butter beer? lobster? gingerbread beer?

please stop this. it is not innovative. it is goofy.

homebrewing is definitely cool, but i think we need to

calm down.......hops, grain, yeast, and water is enough.

Dec. 29 2011 01:01 AM
BJK from Brooklyn

These folks should be commended for their tenacity in starting a brewing business, and their knowledgeability on the subject.
But the idea of using seafood (lobster shell), or fauna of any type, as a beer 'flavoring' is almost criminal to any real beer lover.
The same is true of endless other flavor adulterations, with the claim of enhancing the 'complexity' of the beer, turning it into anything but.

Dec. 28 2011 01:09 PM
Christopher from Bed-Stuy

Love the Southern Pecan from

Dec. 28 2011 12:49 PM

Erica's vocal scratch voice is driving me batty.

Dec. 28 2011 12:49 PM

Why don't you folks ever post pictures of the guests..???

Dec. 28 2011 12:28 PM
Hal from Crown Heights

Made great beer at home in NYC with tap water, but the beer made upstate with sulfury well water turned out lousy.

Dec. 28 2011 12:18 PM

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