Readings…

I just finished reading the book “Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation.” If you are anything like me, this is the book you have been waiting for. For the past year I have been pouring through vastly huge books about the science of brewing. But in the end not a single one of them…

Time for the Irish Rye

The Irish Rye turned out pretty tasty. I do think I prefer the effect of the Irish yeast on it much better than the English ale yeast. I think the Irish allows a slight bit more diacytal than the English. It tends to make it a bit creamier in my view. In this iteration it…

Don’t believe the hype…

I noticed something today that struck as “Wow, thats stupid”. There is a bag of potatoes sitting on my kitchen counter right now. Its waiting patiently for Thursday when it will be turned into mashers for Thanksgiving dinner with my family and my parents. (Bear with me there is a point in here somewhere). Written…

Meanwhile behind the umbrella factory…

Although today isn’t as busy as next week will be, it still seems a fairly busy brew day. First and foremost, we have an Oatmeal stout update. It would seem that some of my changes to increase the body of the original stout have paid off. At this time it is roughly 4.75% alcohol. This…

Today’s brew day

Busy day, well it seems they all are lately. Earlier today I kegged the Irish Rye. It will be rough but I am now patiently waiting for this one to be ready. I have now begun work on Magic 8 Ball. I did a few changes to the original recipe. The biggest change was to…

Brewery day

People tell me I can’t count it as being busy since I am doing stuff I want to do. But really, it would seem my Saturdays have now turned into brewery days. Today I will be moving both the cider and the Irish Rye to secondary. I also have bottling to catch up on. Its…

Tequila Sunset…

I am now putting to use the new cobra tap I picked up recently. The kegerator is now a three tap (although I do have to open the door for the third tap). Currently I have Tequila Sunset on the cobra handle. Comparing and contrasting this beer with its prerunner (Murphey’s wheat), I will say…