It’s shake’n’bake… And I helped…

I recently ran across this article.  There is a senior level capstone course taught at Arizona State University that embraces not only the craft beer movement but also the DIY nature of craft brewing.  When I was working on my bachelors degree I took a creative thinking class as part of my senior level work. …

Sparge-arm testing…

I now have all the pieces for the sparge-arm and have run testing.  I dare say it should prove to be quite workable.  My next stage will be glueing the pieces together for final assembly.  And now for some pics… This is a shot of the individual pieces. As you can see it does work. …

It must be fate…

Ended up going to a wild game dinner with my father tonight at his church.  Personally, I have a list of all the odd things I have eaten and am always looking to expand it.  I was hoping for some kangaroo to add to the list.  Sadly, there wasn’t any this time.  So nothing new…

Mashtun update…

I made it out to Lowes earlier today and picked up the stuff for my new sparge arm.  The one thing I have found while building various components for my brewery, the people at Lowes tend to be some of the most helpful for plumbing issues (well outside of my local hardware store).  In fact I…

The things that make you think …

I ran across this in my nighttime reading and thought I should pass it on.  They make an interesting point in their post.  Too often we don’t really try to engage each other, we spend more time trying to push our own agenda that we forget that interaction is really a two way street.  With…

Looking Back

I grew up in a time when we didn’t have the mass influx of craft breweries that we have today.  We had the big two, Coors was almost like an import. Light (lite) beer was something that real men didn’t drink.  And don’t forget, who puts fruit in beer, such a thing would be considered…

Rereading stuff…

Recently I have been rereading John Palmer’s “How to Brew.”  I find that now that I have been brewing for a while, there is a bit that makes more sense now than it did the first time I read it.  Granted a good deal is based on the practical application of ideas presented, but ya…