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...

Picnic coolers, Irish Lasses, and Sheet Brewing

Yes, you heard it here for the first time: Sheet Brewing. Up to now, I've been a BIAB guy, keeping my brewing set up simple and inexpensive, creating some pretty good beers. One recipe even won an award, so I'm doing something right. But like any home chef or...

Beer Kits, Mash Tuns, and a C-c-cold Spring!

So ya - I've been a wuss this winter, giving into the convenience of beer kits made from liquid malt extract and other forms... which allowed me to  brew indoors.  Cause well, we all know how cold it's been this past winter.  And it continues into March with minus...

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...

Picnic coolers, Irish Lasses, and Sheet Brewing

Yes, you heard it here for the first time: Sheet Brewing. Up to now, I've been a BIAB guy, keeping my brewing set up simple and inexpensive, creating some pretty good beers. One recipe even won an award, so I'm doing something right. But like any home chef or...

Beer Kits, Mash Tuns, and a C-c-cold Spring!

So ya - I've been a wuss this winter, giving into the convenience of beer kits made from liquid malt extract and other forms... which allowed me to  brew indoors.  Cause well, we all know how cold it's been this past winter.  And it continues into March with minus...