Musings in a pint…

As I sit here looking at this blank computer screen I have this odd desire to post something poetic and philisophical about Valentine’s day.  But to me the reality is, its just another day.  The sad thing is we as a group of people seem to need a special day to tell us to honor…

Rebellion the recipe

Rum Rebellion is fermenting just fine.  Although I was at work for the start, I am confident that as always the bubbles started within 12 hours of pitching the yeast.  The only time I get faster start ups is when I repitch yeast from batch to batch (which I will most likely be doing with…

Rum Rebellion… the beginning

Working on the sparge for Rum Rebellion as we speak.  Earlier today I prepped the oak chips that will go into secondary.  I did a three step infusion for this one and hit every hit rest almost perfectly.  Its one of those things that just makes ya happy.  Mind you I am also enjoying some…

Getting ready…

I picked up some supplies earlier today.  The plan is to brew Rum Rebellion on Saturday.  This is an ESB that is aged on Capt. Morgan infused oak chips (gives it the feel of aging in a rum barrel).  I will be making a few changes to the original recipe.  The biggest change will be…

The Quest

Lately I find myself running an old commercial through the video of my mind on a continuous loop.  I think it was an 80s commercial for the peace corpes but that is slightly irrelevant currently.  The importance of the commercial was the message “How can I find a job without experience; how can I get…