Category Archives: fermentation

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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Hoppin’ on intertiaboy’s wave

A while ago my friend inertiaboy (Twitter: @inertiaboy) sent me a very nice present: 700gm of hops.  This is a lot of hops, all grown on the very robust vines crawling up the side of his big suburban home outside … 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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And so to wrap up

It’s the end of NaBloPoMo.  I have had a month of rambling on.  Here goes the reflections, things I didn’t talk about, things I did, and things yet to come.  I’ll be off for a few days (avoiding the blogosphere) … Continue reading

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Reflecting on the real first all-grain

I think I mentioned some of this yesterday, but here are the basic reflections on the all grain day. I managed to eke out an efficiency of 70%, which was above what I predicted.  This means of all the sugars … Continue reading

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