Kalamazoo Beer Week

The past few days have been hectic to say the least.  Kalamazoo Beer week started Saturday night with a pub crawl.  Although there were a few technical difficulties, everywhere associated with the crawl were still packed almost to the point of lack of breathing room.   This was a great night and Sunday night worked out…

Megan E. Smith

Get ready for this.  Today marks the first in a series of QoNs with the group from High 5 Co-op Brewery.  They are working on something never done before in Michigan.  They are building a brewing co-op.  Sure this isn’t the first of its kind but it is the first in Michigan.  Today we spend…

Back to Formula

So I was hoping to transfer the cysor to secondary earlier today.  The fermentation hadn’t been going like I would have expected but it was still giving signs of working.  Just in case I made it a point to do a gravity reading to see where the whole thing was.  Sadly, it appears that the…

Pasta Alla Puttanesca

Here we go with the first video of 2013.  Its time to get back on track.  All the eating and drinking of the holidays has had its toll on us and we need to fight back, but without sacrificing flavor. Homemade pasta is better than anything you will ever find in a store.  Thankfully we…

Taste Memory

It seems like forever ago that I was in culinary school (graduated almost 7 years ago now, damn time flies).  It was here that I had a real taste awakening.  Sure food is one thing, it is common place now to search for new tastes and experiences.  I have been exploring different foods for most…

What’s in a Name

There is a war raging within the world today.  At this point I hazard to say that it may not be at the forefront but we see the effects of it in muted detail.  Every now and then there are battles that flare up and remind us that the war is still raging, only to…

Marc Buttera

      Here we go, this is the first Questions of Note for 2013.  The victem for this installment is Marc Buttera from O’so Brewing Company from Plover, Wisconsin.  They did something I find great when getting to know a new brewery; they made some virtual tours of the brewery so we can see…

The Session 71: Brewers and Drinkers

The first Session of 2013 comes from John at the Home Brew Manual.  Session #71: Brewers and Drinkers Brewers and Drinkers is about your relationship with beer and how it’s made. Do you brew? If so why? If not, why not? How does that affect your enjoyment of drinking beer?Here are some things to think…

Brew Ware

Part of the fun of brewing your own is also making the equipment you use in your brewery.  Granted the home brewing world has grown over the past few years or so and it is fairly easy to go into a home brew shop and just buy the equipment you need.  But when you do…