Homebrewing Supplies at Craft Beer Cartel

And we now have homebrewing supplies in Broward County. Finally.

Craft Beer Cartel

Craft Beer Cartel

By now I am sure many of you have heard me talk about Ft. Lauderdale’s iconic Riverside Market. I’ve written about them, and even done a few beer reviews from drafts I’ve gotten there.

Well, they purchased another building that’s sort of catty-corner from them and opened up Craft Beer Cartel. And this place has a lot going for it.

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Homebrewing – Daddy Brews

You will need to look for this sign. And once you find it, you will be happy, for there is homebrewing equipment inside.

The Daddy Brews sign.

The Daddy Brews sign.

So one of the closest homebrewing stores for me is Daddy Brews, a full service, one-stop shop for pretty much anything beer related needed. It’s in kinda North Miami, just off the Palmetto Expressway on Bird Rd. If you’ve ever been to Santa’s Enchanted Forest, it’s on the other side of the expressway. Basically, the large collection of warehouses and auto repair stores is becoming almost a mini-Wynwood, named the Bird Rd. Art District. It’s where you’ll see the above sign. Continue reading

Homebrewing – Suntanned Penguin Brown Ale

I can’t even pretend to say I’m an expert at homebrewing. In fact, this was my first time without a kit. But, I think it turned out good.

I digress, let me go back a bit. A few years ago, my wife got me a Mr. Beer kit. I loved it, but the Mr. Beer brewing kits are pretty well unchangeable. The equipment is pretty good, though, and I had wondered if it were possible to make a beer from an original recipe, but using the Mr. Beer as a fermenter.

So, on a visit to Brock’s Homebrew Supply, I posed that question to their assistant manager Mike. And, with his help, I was able to develop a very basic recipe for an American Brown Ale.

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