This One’s a Winner!

Over the last few years, I've been a fan of blending various beers after they were brewed and bottled.  Falling into the habit of mixing together my blonde and red ales (White Moustache and Perky Redhead respectively), I decided to brew up a hybrid recipe of the two. ...

Back to All-grain!

Well, after a winter of buying store-bought beer, it's finally warm enough to start making my own again from scratch. In past winters, premium beer kits replaced all-grain brewing, but our local wine and beer-making supply store stopped carrying them. *Sigh*.  And the...

Winter is Coming…

Winter is Coming…

So here we are, once again having lived through a memorable summer and fall, facing yet another winter of indoor beer brewing. You know what THAT means... no more all-grain recipes. But the higher end kits do make a great alternative if you don't mind losing some...

Vorlauf and Sparge. Huh?

Back to the basics for this dude... So, yes - it's been a while since my last blog post here, but I certainly haven't stopped brewing.  Just today I upgraded WordPress itself (the software I use to publish this site) and a few of the plugins... they were getting...

Gonna share a recipe.

It's been a while since I've talked about actual beer recipes, so I thought I'd break that pattern and actually share with you readers my favourite summertime brew. I call it "Bikini Special" because it's nothing but the essentials... malted barley, some dextrose,...

Follow Me On Brew Day!

Well, here I am back at my favourite hobby: making and drinking beer.  A back injury and cold weather kept me from outside brewing all winter, so I just brewed from kits.  Not nearly as good or fun as all-grain, but it's still tax-free!  So, to demonstrate the...

Hops, Wasps, and I Pee, Eh?

Been off for the last couple weeks - and the weather's been glorious. Last weekend was the Calabogie Blues and Ribs Fest which I volunteer at very year, and also do a fair bit of partying with my RV buddies - so needless to say, a couple day's rest was needed when I...

Clear Beer, Vorlaufing, and Wow is summer ever here!

It's been a long time coming, but summer has finally arrived in the Ottawa Valley. It's been a particularly cold winter and spring, so it was great to see us top out at 25C on Saturday. So, guess what I was doing? Yup, brewing beer! My pipeline is pretty full, but I...

This One’s a Winner!

Over the last few years, I've been a fan of blending various beers after they were brewed and bottled.  Falling into the habit of mixing together my blonde and red ales (White Moustache and Perky Redhead respectively), I decided to brew up a hybrid recipe of the two. ...

Back to All-grain!

Well, after a winter of buying store-bought beer, it's finally warm enough to start making my own again from scratch. In past winters, premium beer kits replaced all-grain brewing, but our local wine and beer-making supply store stopped carrying them. *Sigh*.  And the...

Winter is Coming…

Winter is Coming…

So here we are, once again having lived through a memorable summer and fall, facing yet another winter of indoor beer brewing. You know what THAT means... no more all-grain recipes. But the higher end kits do make a great alternative if you don't mind losing some...

Vorlauf and Sparge. Huh?

Back to the basics for this dude... So, yes - it's been a while since my last blog post here, but I certainly haven't stopped brewing.  Just today I upgraded WordPress itself (the software I use to publish this site) and a few of the plugins... they were getting...

Gonna share a recipe.

It's been a while since I've talked about actual beer recipes, so I thought I'd break that pattern and actually share with you readers my favourite summertime brew. I call it "Bikini Special" because it's nothing but the essentials... malted barley, some dextrose,...

Follow Me On Brew Day!

Well, here I am back at my favourite hobby: making and drinking beer.  A back injury and cold weather kept me from outside brewing all winter, so I just brewed from kits.  Not nearly as good or fun as all-grain, but it's still tax-free!  So, to demonstrate the...

Hops, Wasps, and I Pee, Eh?

Been off for the last couple weeks - and the weather's been glorious. Last weekend was the Calabogie Blues and Ribs Fest which I volunteer at very year, and also do a fair bit of partying with my RV buddies - so needless to say, a couple day's rest was needed when I...

Clear Beer, Vorlaufing, and Wow is summer ever here!

It's been a long time coming, but summer has finally arrived in the Ottawa Valley. It's been a particularly cold winter and spring, so it was great to see us top out at 25C on Saturday. So, guess what I was doing? Yup, brewing beer! My pipeline is pretty full, but I...