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Brew Day is a brewers collective with a different obsession every month. Each month the homebrewers involved will tackle a different style of beer by brewing a batch and getting their malt-stained hands on as many pints of the same style as possible. Each brewer will bring their own warped concept to their batch helping to create as many variations as there are brewers involved.

The Brewers

MacLeod 9 Brewing was born in a dingy dank basement apartment by Andrew MacLeod with “borrowed” equipment from his father and has grown and improved substantially since those early days. After a short stint brewing extract beers during his undergrad years, he took the leap to all grain shortly after entering graduate school and has been completely distracted since.

MacLeod loves to highlight unusual beers, especially spicy and Belgian styles, and is amazingly addicted to the seemingly unlimited amount of gadgets and tools that can be incorporated into the brewing process. However the greatest draw to homebrewing is being able to share beer with friends and family.


A loyal Michigander, Joseph Sova's love for all things local drove his interest in craft beer from early on. After cutting his teeth on the likes of Bell's Two Hearted Ale and Founder's Breakfast Stout, there was no going back to the world of light beer.

Soon after receiving a homebrew kit as a wedding gift, Odd Duck Brewing was founded. Following the philosophy of "the weird should never be feared", Odd Duck strives to push the envelope of established styles, experimenting with unorthodox ingredients and techniques.


Woodtooth Brewing started with the goal of keeping things complexly simple: extract brewing with all sorts of additions. The thought was to get a reliable base brew with the help from extract and then add sugar, spice, and everything nice while maintaining a very short brew day.

Then came the move to South Korea. This required a truly DIY approach to getting real brew into a country that seems to despise beer you can't see through. From converting mainly seafood-centric equipment into homebrew ready vessels, to learning an entirely new measuring system along the way, nothing has been left undone. Now brewing entirely in all grain, the next step in the evolution is to add Korean and East Asian flavors alongside a consistent base of favorites from the US.


All three can be reached via e-mail at brewdaybeer@gmail.com or just leave a comment on the post you're curious about.


4 comments:

Luis Carrion said...

Hello I am planning to start homebrewing here in Korea within a couple weeks and I have been doing some research as to what exactly I'll be needing. I've never done homebrewing before and I'm a little bit confused about the siphoning/bottling process. If I buy the auto-siphon on BeerSchool then do I still need to buy more tubing or will that be enough? Also, any advice you might have for me would be useful, it seems a little daunting and I'm nervous that I might mess things up somehow..........

Woodtooth Brewing said...

Hi Luis,

As far as equipment goes, you should be able to get quite a bit of it locally. I've put together a list of all of the essentials here: http://brewdaybeer.blogspot.kr/2013/04/getting-started.html. As for the siphoning and bottling, it's never a bad idea to have some extra tubing around as you'll use it at some point. I'll be putting together a post soon about turning a fishing bucket into a bottling bucket and adding a spigot, which is a very simple projet that will only take about 10 minutes and vastly improve your bottling day. With the bottling bucket setup you won't have to worry about siphoning at all, just using the bottling wand to fill each bottle.

In general it seems daunting to start homebrewing, but after doing it once or twice it's really quite easy and can stay that way or become as complicated as you'd like. The Brew In A Bag (BIAB) method has made life quite a bit easier for me and allows for smaller batches, which is perfect for those of us living in modestly sized apartments. I should have a post up about that sooner than later as well.

For now I would just recommend getting all of the equipment you need and figuring out where you'll get bottles from. Please don't hesitate to ask if you have more questions. Happy brewing!

Luis Carrion said...

Okay thanks for the reponse! I have a couple more questions, however! What have you used as a sanitizer in Korea and where did you get it? I'm thinking that I can go to a home supply store or something and find some Iodine? Or would you recommend something else? And what sized tubing should I buy? 3/8 inch? Thanks for all the advice and I'm interested in trying your beer someday!

Woodtooth Brewing said...

Moved this over to the Getting Started post just in case anyone else has similar questions. http://brewdaybeer.blogspot.kr/2013/04/getting-started.html

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Brew Day is a brewers collective with a different obsession every month. Each month the homebrewers involved will tackle a different style of beer by brewing a batch and getting their malt-stained hands on as many pints of the same style as possible. Each brewer will bring their own warped concept to their batch helping to create as many variations as there are brewers involved.

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