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The book I wrote about brewing your own beer at home:

Homebrewing - Volume IClick here to learn more about my book and how you can buy your very own copy of Homebrewing - Volume I

The most up-to-date errata for the first printing (1997). So far, the only error I've found in the second printing is that on page 177, you should change "3393.37" to "393.37" for the ppm of Na+ from 1g/liter of Sodium Chloride.

This is the coolest device to help enjoy a hockey game at home.

The Goal LightClick Here for The Goal Light(tm)

The SureScreen(tm)

The SureScreen(tm) is a device that I "invented" out of necessity. I had brewed a Porter in which I had added 8 pounds of blanched peaches. After a few weeks, I had about 4 gallons of pulp with about a half gallon of black liquid above it. I knew that there was a lot of Porter trapped in the pulp, but I had to figure out a way to separate the beer from the pulp. The screen I came up with what is now the SureScreen(tm). With it, I successfully siphoned 3 3/4 gallons of Peach Porter out of that bog.

Since that Peach Porter, I have used the SureScreen(tm) to build my mashtun and kettle, siphon out from under dryhops, and have put one on most of my Cornelius keg dip tubes (for dryhopping in the cask, without hop bits in the glass).

Click on the hyperlink above to find out more about the SureScreen(tm) and how you can buy your very own!

Photo-Mosaics: Choose from Beautiful Artistic Prints or Have One Custom-Made from Your Photos!

Click Here for Photo-Mosaics

Manuka Honey - Active 16+
From New Zealand

Manuka Honey is unique among honeys. While all honeys are known to impede the growth of bacteria due to the fact that they contain naturally occurring peroxides, Manuka Honey, has additional antibacterial properties. It makes a very interesting mead, which may provide health benefits beyond those already shown from the moderate consumption of fermented beverages.

Manuka Honey
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Before homebrewing, music was my passion and I still love to play, write, and record music.  Over the last few months, I've purchased four guitars from Rondo Music and I love them.  Rondo Music sells guitars and basses of such high quality that I was surprised that they were so affordable.

I had been thinking about buying a Gibson or Epiphone Les Paul, but for the price of an Epiphone (or less, in some cases), I got a guitar that is well-made and plays as well as a Gibson. The pickups on the cheaper models (like the AL-2000) guitars are usually inexpensive ceramic pickups and are fine for some applications, but the Alnico pickups found on the more expensive models (like the AL-3000 or the PS-1000) have a more refined tone and are as high quality as Gibson pickups. Some Agile models even have EMG active pickups.

Rondo also has very unique guitars that you can't get anywhere else, like Paul Reed Smith-style guitars with licensed Floyd Rose trems or 12-string Les Paul-style guitars!   Note that they don't always have every guitar I've described here, in stock, but when they show a guitar on their website, it's in stock. Shipping is fast, the guitars and cases are packed well, and shipping is reasonably priced (I paid around $25 for a guitar and a case shipped from their east coast warehouse to my home near Chicago.)

Also, apart from Paul Reed Smith, nowhere else can you choose various neck profiles on production (non-custom) guitars.  I paid between $199 and $449 for the four guitars I've purchased.  Here are some photos of some of the guitars I've purchased and some I'm saving up for.

Click on the Rondo Music logo or any of the guitars to go to their website. 



 12-string LP-style ps_floyd.bmpdouble_1.bmp


Cask-Conditioned Real Ale:

Coming soon:

  • My Favourite British Pubs (photos, stories...)
  • A Cellarmanship Primer
  • An Illustrated Guide to Using Handpumps for Serving from Cornelius Kegs

Photos of My Homebrewery

If I've judged one of your homebrewed beers at a competition and you would like to send me feedback (positive or negative) on how well I did, please click here:

How am I judging?

Brewery Tours:

(If you are unfamiliar with the process of brewing, begin with the Samuel Smith's tour which explains it.)

  • Samuel Smith's "The Old Brewery" -- Tadcaster, North Yorkshire, England
  • Traquair House -- Innerleithen, Peeblesshire, Scotland
  • Young & Co.'s "The Ram Brewery" -- Wandsworth, London, England

    Coming soon:

  • Cantillon Gueuze Brewery and Museum -- Anderlecht, Bruxelles, Belgium
  • Fuller's -- Wansworth, London, England
  • Shepherd Neame -- Faversham, Kent, England
  • Crouch Vale -- Woodham Ferrers, Chelmsford, Essex, England
  • Quicktime Video Brewery Tours
  • MORE!



      Also coming soon:

      • The BrewInfo Brewing Library
      • The Chicagoland Beer Tour
      • Judging sheets from dozens of commercial beers
      • The Internet Security and Spam-avoidance Page
      • Frequently Asked Questions and Answers on Beer and Brewing
      • Recipes
      • Book reviews
      • Beer magazine article reviews
      • Beer-related travel

      Email me at korz100 at yahoo dot com if you have questions, problems, comments or just want to chat...

      Great Beer/Brewing Links:

      The Real Ale Festival Webpage

      BeerMe! is an interesting site run by Richard "gak" Stueven, Brewmaster at Egan Brewing Company, De Pere, Wisconsin (formerly the tentative Brewmaster at The Moloka'i Brewing Company, Kaunakaikai, Hawaii).

      Jim Liddil's Biohazard Lambic Brewers' Page

      SkotRats logo goes here.SkotRat's Official Homebrew Beer Slut Webpage

      My Homebrew Club Links:



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