Tag Archive for brewing

Mission Accomplished

A couple of them actually.  Brewing, bottling, and watching men in shiny flying armor pummel the crap out of each other.  No photos though.  Hopefully I will document the next brew session photographically as well.   Well the weekend was successful, though not without its hiccups.  For example, when digging out my all-grain brewing equipment…

On Tap for this weekend…

I plan on brewing my second batch of the year, and my first all-grain batch in a few years.  I’ve put together what I think will be a decent little recipe for an Oatmeal Stout.  I tried making on once before but I tried it as an extract-based recipe, and you just can’t do extract…

Beer SCIENCE and HISTORY

Brewing went well on Saturday and I’m very excited about this batch.  I’m closing in on perfecting the brown ale, or at least the brown ale the way I want to drink it. Also, today is the 75th anniversary of 3.2% beer becoming legal again after Prohibition.  Prohibition wasn’t officially repealed until later in 1933. …

No Fuggles. Shit.

So apparently the Fuggle hops, my absolute favorite, are one of the varieties affected by the hop shortage, about which I am fairly ignorant so I probably need to school myself.  Anyway, I’ll be using Willamette instead… but I’ll be thinking of Fuggle.

Beer Glorious Beer

I whipped up a recipe last night, and Saturday is looking good to get my first brewing session of 2008 under way.  I’m behind, as my buddy Bob (who is holding all my equipment for ransom) has already got 2 batches aging. So I’ll be doing a simple English brown ale, which is my favorite style…