In Passing

It seems odd to think of people who could become tall tales in this day and age.  Rarely do we think of someone who could become a Paul Bunyun or a Johnny Appleseed.  The thing is usually these legends are based on the life of a real person, someone whos life grew so large that…

Transfer: Green Tea Wheat

The wheat is now resting comfortably in its new lagering home (at least for the next week or so).  As a break away from a traditional cloudy wheat I am hoping this one will be a bit more crystal clear like a krystalweis.  At this point it is sitting at 5% alcohol and I don’t…

Variety (available on BBC 4)

At one point in my life MTV played music videos.  But I remember when they were starting to change up their programming a bit (mid to late 80s, yes they were doing it way back then).  Not only were they trying out a game show or two (Remote Control was horrible but still a classic…

Stuffed Peppers

This was one for my youngest daughter Maggie.  She has been wanting stuffed peppers for a while now.  While I was at the farmer’s market this weekend I ran across some really nice looking peppers so I figured it was time.  The recipe as done here was perfect for 8 medium sized peppers.  Recipe:  8…

Stan Hieronymus

There are a few books that are must haves when you think about your own personal home brew library.  For me, I go back to these books on a regular basis, looking for information that might have slipped from my feeble memories.    Stan Hieronymus maintains the Appelation Beer site, aside from just writing a…

Crazy turn of events

Murphy’s law states “anything that can go wrong will go wrong at the worst possible time.”  This isn’t anything new.  Most of us have known old man Murphy for quite some time.  The problem usually comes when we forget about him.  That’s when he sneaks up and says hi.  He came to visit me last…

Green Tea Wheat (Kolsch)

Here we go, this should be a strange one.  The wheat is under way, and going like clockwork.  I don’t have as much green tea as I thought, but this works for starting light anyway.  We could say I planned it like this, ya know, using a lighter touch to see how it turns out. …

Transferred: Heather Agave Mead

It was time but I also had to do the transfer today.  Tomorrow I will be brewing a Kolsched wheat, though I am not certain if I will be doing anything else to it as yet.  Let’s get into the first thoughts and then we can step into other business. The mead is finishing out…

Mushroom Risotto

chicken stuffed with tomato, onion, and cranberry and mushroom risotto By the proliferation of rice mixes you find in the supermarket, you would think that risotto would be some mysterious and difficult thing to make.  The reality is, fresh made risotto is so much better than any rice mix you could buy. Recipe: for 4…

Oliver Roberts

Our questions are answered by Oliver Roberts this week.  Oliver is the Brewmaster and manager at Wolverine State Brewing Co.   Wolverine is a rarity in the craft beer world; a lager brewery.  And just like ales have broken through with over the top and interesting beers, the lagers coming out of Ann Arbor are pretty…