Category Archives: brewing trouble

New Year’s Resolution

This is not really a new years resolution.  I just thought, since this is the first post of 2012, I’d make it see topical and suggesting I’m into self improvement, however temporary.  Given my headache and the Robbie Burns Day … Continue reading

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The big stout save

I brewed an oatmeal stout last weekend. I’ve had a lot of trouble brewing stouts. In fact, I’d say I’ve never gotten it right. This was no different, but this time I may have pulled it off in an eleventh … Continue reading

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Let the madness begin

I’m currently on a little trip to visit some friends. I’ve been away for a week and am beginning to think of the return journey. In two weeks, classes begin again, and along with planning a syllabus, working out readings, … Continue reading

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Head to head ESB tasting

So while I have been neglecting this blog lately, I have not been neglecting the brewing. I have recently completed several batches, beginning with my first all grain, the Mild. From that I had an ESB called Ypres ESB because … Continue reading

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The loneliness of the asocial home brewer

So I’ve been doing all grain brewing for a few weeks now, as you may know if you read this blog (though few do). I have been enjoying it, but continue to have more questions than answers. Unlike many of … Continue reading

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ESB. Tasting notes of a young beer

So I pulled a bottle of my ESB (bottled 10 days ago when I brewed my Barleywine).  I wanted to try it even though I’m finding these beers really don’t get good until about three weeks after I bottle them. … Continue reading

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Dry well

It’s November 18.  My blogging well has run dry.  I’m out. I have been in an ongoing debate with the brain trust on beeradvocate.com about my bad all grain process and my recalcitrant approach to following their advice (I’ve been … Continue reading

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