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An Introduction to Brewing Sake

An Introduction to Brewing Sake

Presented by Edward Hoskin at Homebrew Con 2014 in Grand Rapids MI

“Sake is a beverage that unlike beer, wine, cider—and more recently mead—has neither a strong cultural tradition nor a large, knowledgeable hobbyist collective… Continue reading

Michiana Festival of Beers 2021

On October 16, 2021 Michiana Extract & Grain Association participated in the 2nd annual Michiana Festival of Beers.

We had about 20 beers on tap and served about 800 attendees.

MEGA Homebrew for Humanity is comprised of a group of… Continue reading

Brewing the Silk Road: Experimental Fermentations in Ancient Chinese Koji Beer and Mongolian Fermented Milk

Brewing the Silk Road: Experimental Fermentations in Ancient Chinese Koji Beer & Mongolian Fermented Milk

While most histories of fermentation in Asia focus on non-alcoholic food products (tofu, soy sauce, etc), Central and East Asia have a thriving history of… Continue reading

2019 Homebrew Con Recordings Available

Homebrew Con

Get ready to be inspired—this year’s conference videos have arrived for your brewing viewing pleasure! These include Dan Kleban’s keynote, panel discussions, and sessions organized into 12 different tracks.

Not sure where to start? Check out “Top 12 Seminars… Continue reading

Bottle Caps & Corks 2019

Bottle Caps & Corks was held at Southgate Crossing on June 15, 2019 This event is a fund raiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Elkhart County. It features amateur beer, wine, mead, and cider folks from all over… Continue reading

How to Make QR Codes to Check In to Your Beer on Untappd

“Dude, why’s there a QR code on your beer?”

…is a refrain I imagine myself hearing, though IMHO I haven’t enough. With the advent of the popular beer rating app Untappd, the drinking of beer dove headlong into social media… Continue reading

Learn To Homebrew Day 2018

In 1999, Learn To Homebrew Day was established by the American Homebrewers Association to promote the most rewarding, and delicious activity of all time — homebrewing.


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On the first Saturday in November, thousands of people will gather at… Continue reading

Bottle Caps & Corks 2018

Bottle Caps & Corks is a fundraising event for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Elkhart County. This years event took place June 30 in Elkhart’s Wellfield Botanical Gardens. This event feature all amateur homebrewers and vintners offering their beers, wines,… Continue reading

New MEGA Content – Articles

MEGA just made available new content on the website featuring articles by members for members. This idea of this page is provide members with general information, ideas, and other resources relating to brewing methods and techniques. This page can be… Continue reading

What is homebrewing?

By Dave McVeigh

No discussion about home brewing can begin without first covering some of the history behind beer. Did you know the real reason why the first settlers landed at Plymouth Rock? Although they were sea-weary and ready to… Continue reading