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Mad Alchemist is a website dedicated to homebrewing adventures. Unlike most brew blogs, this one will focus on providing pertinent information to its readers, including information on experiments with ingredients most people never use and new techniques for beergineering.

Ever wonder what a beer would be like if you used dandelions to bitter your beer instead of hops? What about using cacao nibs in the boil or secondary? Ever mixed two or three different yeasts during fermentation? Does mint provide enough flavor to bother with? What’s the best way to experiment without wasting too much money?

All of these topics are fair game here at Mad Alchemist. I’ve experimented with some of the mentioned topics, and others I’m planning on trying in the future. Welcome, and enjoy this blog while I throw hop grenades at all of the standard brewing practices you’re accustomed to.