I just can’t seem to cut a break this summer with my brewing. Last weekend I finally had a whole day lined up to brew up three batches and it just didn’t happen. This time it was an actual ingrediant issue that prevented any mashing or fermentation goodness. My plan was to make up my [...]
This summer hasn’t been the best for me in regards to brewing. More specifically, I just haven’t been partaking much. In an effort to clean up some odds and ends before Ommegang this weekend, I decided to do a bit of house cleaning on some of the various side projects I have going. Since it [...]
For me the highlight of NHC this year was the class on BRUTal brewing given by two members of The Maltose Falcons, Drew Beechum and Kent Fletcher. In short, this is a method of brewing use almost exclusively by two Belgian breweries in which a beer is fermented in the same manner as champagne which [...]
This year I was fortunate enough to make it out to Oakland for the 2009 National Homebrewers Conference. This event is sponsored by the American Homebrewers Association and is the one time a year when homebrewers from around the world get together and drink, swap homebrewing knowledge and judge for the top homebrews in the [...]
Well, the dobbelbock is fermenting so I guess I didn’t completely screw it up. The fridge is keeping the temp right @ 50F so I should be good to go.
In hindsight, brewing all day inside when it’s 80F out wasn’t the best idea I’ve ever had. Even with the AC on high, I had to take a walk outside just to cool down. Amazing how much heat two burners put off when on for 8 hours straight. So be it. I brewed up a dobbelbock [...]
I’m just making up a couple of starters so I can partake in a bit of brewing this weekend. This will be my first lager and also an English brown.
‘Tis a sad say in the brewery. Yesterday I finished dumping the last of my last three batches down the drain. I had a tripel and an Irish red bottled up and a robust porter in the secondary that received ye old boot, as well. After a week in the bottle, I chilled up a [...]
Having had a more than busy few months, my blog has been neglected but the brewing never stops. A couple of weeks ago I did an Irish red, a redo of my tripel (actually a Zymurgy recipe) and Jamil’s Vanilla Robust Porter. The tripel and robust porter are still in the primary, I’ll rack these [...]
As we all need a good laugh from time to time, I thought it fitting, nay appropriate, to provide a shining example of my riduculous Photoshop skillz: I know, awesome, right? Actually I was bored on this rainy evening and felt my neglected blog needed a post. The “collage” above is a few pics of my lambic [...]
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