Category Archives: home brewing

A moment of what’s in my pot bliss…

Here is my own beer and my cream cheese, which I was enjoying while brewing last week. I was very happy. Oh, and the beer I brewed turned out really well, too! Advertisements

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New toys… er… tools

So I’ve been wanting to rebuild my wort chiller for a while.  If you don’t know, at the end of the brew it’s important to chill the wort quickly so that, among other things, opportunistic infections and other things that … 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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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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What the fuggle is a fuggle?

A few months ago I went to dinner with my editor, Melissa, at a great brewpub in Toronto, the Granite.  Reading through the beer list she asked me “what’s a fuggle?”  I explained it’s a classic British hop.  She said she … Continue reading

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Nailed it!

So about a month ago I realized that the beers I have been brewing lately have generally been big, high alcohol and complex beers.  Except for the gluten free beer, which pretty much has turned into a drainpour (new version … Continue reading

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