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#MARCHMEETTHEMAKER CHALLENGE: THE SWIHART BREWERS

Behind the Brew

#MARCHMEETTHEMAKER CHALLENGE: THE SWIHART BREWERS

Handbrewed Soaps started as a response to my husband’s hobby of homebrewing beer.

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Handbrewed Soaps Packaging Through The Years!

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Handbrewed Soaps Packaging Through The Years!

I found an amazing portal back through time... old packaging!

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How To Make Spent Grain Doggy Treats

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How To Make Spent Grain Doggy Treats

As on any brew day, we have carboys of beer, and a CRAPLOAD of spent grain.  Spent grain is the grain bi-product of the beer process, and it CAN produce a lot of waste.  Many brewers try use it in different ways to keep it out of the landfill. We use spent grain in our soaps. But today, I made it into doggy treats. I used the Deschutes Brewery doggie treat recipe that you see below.  Ingredients: 4 C spent grain from your local brewery or homebrewer 2 C flour 2 large eggs 1 C natural peanut butter Directions: Blend...

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2020 Handbrewed Soaps Year In Review

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2020 Handbrewed Soaps Year In Review

Wow, what a year.  With a pandemic, a call for social justice reforms, and a presidential election, you can't say 2020 was boring.   I am thankful for the people that stand on the front lines of all of this- the nurses, the teachers, the grocery store owners, the people that keep our towns and cities running. I'm thankful for the people that show us how much more work needs to be done in our country regarding social justice. Thanks to the peaceful protesters, and the people that feed them to give them the energy to keep going.  This has not ended. There is a...

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Brewing Gratitude Part 4: Do An Act Of Service For The Common Good

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Brewing Gratitude Part 4: Do An Act Of Service For The Common Good

Acts of Service (aka Random Act of Kindness) is the ultimate act that gets me outside of myself.  Doing something for the greater good ALWAYS helps me 'brew-up' gratitude. It could be buying groceries for my next door neighbor, writing a letter to someone, donating soap, picking up trash on the side walk etc. Not only does the recipient feel good, but I do too. Researchers have actually found that it does more that bring a smile to your face, check out these fact that Random Acts of Kindness Foundation put together:  A group of highly anxious individuals performed at least six...

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