fOcs Home Brew

because its always Five O'Clock Somewhere.

fOcs Home Brew – Because it’s always Five O’Clock Somewhere! This is the inaugural launch of this site so please pardon our mess as we continue to develop and build.  Just like you, we spent hours searching the internet for the best deals and answers to questions about the home brewing process. This site is an attempt to bring the best of the entire web into a single online home brew and micro brew resource.

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Top 10 Irish Beers

Posted on April 2, 2012 at 6:35 PM Comments comments (0)

So I know it's a little late for St. Patrick’s Day but I recently came across this top ten list that might surprise you. Of course Guinness is on there but its not at the top. To check out the complete list Click Here.

Beer and Food Pairing

Posted on February 26, 2012 at 5:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Beer and Food pairing … What is that? If you are like me this is a rather new concepts but it is slowly sinking in. In the past, I would select a beer based on what I was in the mood for at the time. This went on for months until a friend invited us to a beer and food pairing party. I wasn't sure what to think of this so I started doing a little research and found many useful hints and suggestions. The Idea is to basically find a beer that compliments your food of choice. This pairing is supposed to bring out the flavors in both the food and the beer. I came across this article that introduces the basic concepts with a few of our favorite game day foods. Check it out Click Here.

Beer Psychology 101 ???

Posted on February 12, 2012 at 7:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Have you ever wondered what your beer of choice said about your personality? Well, a report from FNC iMag claims to have your answer. Click Here to read the entire article and see where you fit in. I don't ever put stock in articles like this but figured it was something fun to report on. The list of beers and personality traits is short, in fact they only define 6 beers drinkers but see where you might fit in. As a home brewer you will probably agree with me. Find your beer and let me know what you think.

Grow your own Beer???

Posted on January 16, 2012 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Have you ever wanted to take next step in the ultimate home brew? The latest trend with home brewers seems to be expanding into the home grown hops. It started with the rising cost of hops but now many people are finding it the best way to get a brew that is truly unique. For the most part it takes very little effort to start growing your own. Other than just a little bit of sun light and water the hardest part tends to be setting up a place for them to grow. Because they are a vine they need to have a platform to grow up on. It might take a little while to figure out what works best for you and whatever area you use to grow your hops. I might not have a green thumb and in fact I have problems even getting grass to grow in my own front yard but this seems like it might be worth a try. Check out the article Growing the Perfect Pint for more information

Home Brew Gadget of the Month

Posted on November 27, 2011 at 5:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Looking for an easy way to thoroughly clean your beer bottles? The Clean Bottle Express is probably what you need. I ran across this little tool a few weeks ago and figured it was just another gimmick. Somehow I talked myself into buying it and I’m glad I did. I really don’t have a problem with sediment in my bottles except when I give out samples to friends. They always forget to rinse out the bottles when they are done and it leaves a nice layer of gunk at the bottom. I gathered up my dirtiest bottles and I hooked the Clean Bottle Express up. It cut through all the grime without a problem. One thing I did learn is my 18 volt drill is probably too much and a smaller one works best. Click Here to check out it out for yourself .


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