home brew


Definition of home brew

: an alcoholic beverage (such as beer) made at home

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As always, my formulas are available to all for mixing at home or work, but the commercial products from three manufacturers are for gardeners and contractors who don't like mixing home brews. Howard Garrett, Dallas News, "How to make this do-it-yourself organic fertilizer and pest control spray," 18 June 2019 Her first stop is New Orleans, where public drinking is legal and classic cocktails are preferred over home brews. Sara Aridi, New York Times, "What’s on TV Tuesday: ‘Tig Notaro: Happy to Be Here’ and ‘Beerland’," 22 May 2018 Come out to enjoy tasty home brews, live music, and more. Philly.com, "South Street Spring Festival, Fishtown Flea, Sly Fox Bock Fest and Goat Race, and other fun happenings, May 4-11," 2 May 2018 While bootleg home brews have occasionally been linked to fatalities, this is the deadliest instance reported in years. Laignee Barron, Time, "Toxic 'Bootleg' Alcohol Killed 82 People in Indonesia Last Week," 12 Apr. 2018 What’s one common thing that most Oregonians have in their lives (other than a kombucha home brew kit and an OPB membership)? Lizzy Acker, OregonLive.com, "National Weather Service in Portland moves to the metric system (plus other April Fool's jokes you might have missed)," 1 Apr. 2018 Matt is the unmotivated everyman with a proficiency in PowerPoint and a love of home brew. Kelly Lawler, USA TODAY, "Why you should watch Comedy Central's brilliant dark comedy 'Corporate'," 27 Feb. 2018 Maybe the sous vide machine is actually a home brew kit he's used once, or a Smoke Gun, or a Searzall. Marian Bull, GQ, "The Best Way to Sous Vide Is to Shut Up About It," 17 Oct. 2017 The ultimate homemade weeknight dinner should include a home brew. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "A Crisp Refresher Course in Home-Brewing," 25 Sep. 2017

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1814, in the meaning defined above

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