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Tips for Creating Your Own Business

Brewing Up a Business

Tips for Creating Your Own Business

It takes a lot of courage to create your own path in life. Oftentimes the people most closest to us will be the first to call you crazy, "You want to do what? You can't make money doing that! How are you going to support your family?" But that's the thing... Sometimes it's not about the money, sometimes it's about what makes you happy! And when you are happy, money CAN follow! Here is what we learned (and are still learning) as we dove into Handbrewed Soaps.  MAKE A PLAN FIND A NETWORK WORK YOUR BUTT OFF CELEBRATE  PLAN: I was...

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5 Tips to Successfully Brewing Beer

Brewing Beer

5 Tips to Successfully Brewing Beer

An interesting conversation arose last night as Eric and I were talking about beer (while consuming it!) I asked him what 5 important things he learned over the years about brewing a great tasting beer. Here’s what he said: The key to a successful brewed beer is in the sanitation. You can make the most yummy beer, but if you forget to sanitize, say goodbye to your 'liquid gold.' This happened to us once in the early years. We had sanitized EVERYTHING ( so we had thought.) We bottled our beer, came back two weeks later, and saw floaties in...

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Conical Fermenter Review for the Homebrewer - Our New Toy

Brewing Beer

Conical Fermenter Review for the Homebrewer - Our New Toy

I recently purchased a plastic conical fermenter. Conical fermenters are used to minimize the amount of time it takes to transfer beer from primary fermentation to secondary fermentation and then into a keg/ bottle. By the switch of a valve you can go between primary to secondary, and by attaching a half-inch hose to the bottom, you can bottle directly from the conical. So what does this mean in the long run? Fewer steps, especially in the syphoning and sanitation arena! I’m hoping to save time on brewing beer for Handbrewed Soaps. I’m hoping this system will help me quickly...

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North Coast Brewing Company Beer Soap

Behind the Brew Brewing Adventure Partnerships

North Coast Brewing Company Beer Soap

Eric and I were first introduced to North Coast Brewing Company through a local pub that us teachers frequented on Friday nights back in 2004. North Coast’s Blue Star Wheat was our ‘staple’ on those occasions. We often pondered where this mystery brewery was (most of us used maps or had to PRINT out directions to go anywhere back then! It was archaic times!) Thinking the bartender would know, we asked if he knew where North Coast Brewing Company was located. All we got was a smart-ass replied of, “ Probably on the NORTH COAST!” About a year later, Eric...

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5 Ways To Love Yourself in 2016

Brew Your Best Life Brewtiful Thoughts

  To welcome in the New Year, we have a candle lighting ceremony. It's a way for us to acknowledge and say goodbye to the previous year and a big hello to the up and coming one. As a person lights a candles, he/she says what they are thankful for in 2015 and what they inspire to be/ do in the coming year. In past years, this has been a jovial experience where you get to listen to your friends talk about past accomplishments and future aspirations in a very "Facebooky" type of way. This year however, was refreshingly different....

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