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DIY Kombucha Recipe

Posted in Brewing, Fermenting, Recipes on February 1, 2020 by Verge

This is the at home recipe for making your own Kombucha.  Keep in mind, you will need a SCOBY and some left over  Kombucha before you can even begin.  Perhaps I’ll make an addendum to this post to tell you how to cultivate your own SCOBY from store-bought Kombucha, but assuming you already have one available, follow these instructions and in two weeks, you’ll have free Kombucha.


This is, by default, a 2 gallon batch recipe, but by changing the value in the upper left hand  corner in GREEN to the number of gallons you want produce, the Excel spreadsheet will update all of the values automatically for you.  Follow the instructions and you should be on your way to continuous and free Kombucha.


Keg and Barrel Home Brew Supply gets a New Location

Posted in Brewing, Daily Pictures with tags , , on March 12, 2014 by Verge

While I was away at the Super Bowl, the owners of the store I work in, Keg and Barrel Home Brew Supply,  decided it was finally time to move out of the Berlin Mart and into a bigger and better location.  It’s only a mile or so away, and it’s going to be a lot nicer.  I wasn’t gone for very long, but sometimes things seem huge when you’re not around to see them change slowly.

Here are pictures from last week while the new location was still under construction, and a bunch from Monday, when we moved the bulk of the merchandise out of the old and into the new.  You should be able to tell which one is which, I hope!

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The Sixth of August, Two Thousand and Thirteen – Barley Legal Home Brewers visit the new Flying Fish Brewery

Posted in Barley Legal Home Brewers, Brewing, Daily Pictures, Good Times with tags , , on August 7, 2013 by Verge

This month’s home brewers’ meeting was graciously hosted by our friends at Flying Fish Brewery at their brand new, amazingly eco-friendly site in Somerdale, NJ.

Big Brew Day 2013 – Barley Legal Homebrewers

Posted in Barley Legal Home Brewers, Brewing, Good Times with tags , , on August 1, 2013 by Verge

Another great time at Iron Hill with my home brew club, brewing hundreds and hundreds of gallons of fine homebrew.  I got a hell of a sun burn.  I’ll have to try to remember the sunscreen next year.  (photos courtesy of Larry Wagstaff)

Pour A Palooza – Barley Legal Home Brewers @ The Pour House – July 27, 2009 – Westmont NJ

Posted in Brewing, Daily Pictures, Friends and Family, Good Times with tags , , on July 29, 2013 by Verge

Well, that was a little crazy, and a lot of fun.  Check out the animated photos, and the panoramas.  Another great weekend event with my brothers and sisters from Barley Legal Home Brewers.

Cleaning the Barley Legal Jockey Box

Posted in Barley Legal Home Brewers, Brewing, Brewing and Kegging Step-By-Step Instructions with tags , , on July 22, 2013 by Verge

After NHC, and a party at Devin’s house on Saturday, and a solid showing at a Benefit we volunteered at, the club jockey box seemed to need some upgrades and modifications.


was a moldy canvas bag, but our spare parts are now in a handy, dandy tool box.


tagged that mo fo with the classic BL logo


stripped down all the faucets and disconnects to be soaked in some BLC


the box itself needed plenty of love, and so I broke all this down to the basics.


flushed all the lines out and scrubbed off the “grime” from the inside.


this is all the parts post scrubbing, and rinsed.


god damn, I’m fucking OCD. You want something cleaned and organized???? loan that shit to me for a weekend!

Photos From AHA National Homebrew Conference in Philadelphia – Barley Legal Homebrewers

Posted in Barley Legal Home Brewers, Brewing, Vacations with tags , , , on July 9, 2013 by Verge

Articles and Ephemera about how Awesome Barley Legal Homebrewers actually are!!

Posted in Barley Legal Home Brewers, Brewing with tags , on July 5, 2013 by Verge

Thought about Club Night

Basic Brewing Radio live with Barley Legal and the Aeration Experiment

And a quick little shout out from them here

Beer and Wine Journal talks about the club Aeration Experiment

In Search of Beer article on Things Getting Weird

Philly Beer Scene mentions us!

Dave Houck goes for it at the Fast Rack Booth

James Spenser drinks for the Golden Urinal

Shawn had a really good set of photos here

Mat’s great photos over here!

Tim brags a little bit, but deserved every bit of it

Of course, a plug for my own Golden Urinal videos

And a link to my own set of photos

Jamil from the Brewing Network mentions his awesome time with us

Steve Wilkes talks with Dave Houck on Club Night

Gina Hyndman talks with Euro News

Yet Another Brewing Network Mention

Final Gravity Podcast mentions our Barley legal Booth from Club Night

please send me a personal email with a link to something I’ve missed (like your personal facebook gallery)!  Cheers!!

Videos from AHA National Homebrew Conference in Philadelphia 6/31/2013 Barley Legal Homebrewers Win the Golden Urinal

Posted in Barley Legal Home Brewers with tags , , , , on July 3, 2013 by Verge

While I wait to upload all the pictures from the past weekend, and explain what the hell they are all about, enjoy these videos of my brothers and sisters in Barley Legal Homebrewers enjoy the taste of victory from the coveted Golden Urinal.

The Fifteenth of May, Two Thousand and Thirteen

Posted in Barley Legal Home Brewers, Daily Pictures, Good Times with tags , , , on May 16, 2013 by Verge

After work, I met up with a few of the members of Barley Legal Home Brewers to work on our seriously amazing serving booth that was built for National Homebrew Conference, but is being test run this weekend at Yardley Beer Fest. Here, fellow member John Companick is  cutting out custom font letters to be wired up with lights like the one in the background near the shed, and hung over the saloon doors.


Meanwhile, President Evan Fritz hooks up the tubing that will serve delicious homebrew to the thousands of thirsty attendees at both events.


And this was my contribution – hooking up all the tubing for the CO2 manifold that will push all that beer out to the crowds.


Another shot of the rough side of the serving facade, with head designer and fabricator Jim Carruthers in the background.


And a quick shot of the front, sans the tap handles, faucets, drip trays and glass rinser. More pictures of a finished product to follow, or find some rough ones buried in pictures of Big Brew Day from a few weeks ago, where the booth took it’s first test run.


But, camaraderie aside, the best part of the night was the test run of Manayunk Brewery’s first ever canned product! Evan brought over a batch that was literally canned a few hours before we cracked them, possibly becoming the first ever party outside of the Brewery to enjoy canned beers from Manayunk. My choice -Monk from the ‘Yunk, a Belgian Triple that comes in at over 9% ABV, and was delicious.

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