Ribs, Sides, and Beer. BIG Beer!

Ah, what a glorious day it was today - old man winter has given us a reprieve from his stranglehold - though a temporary one according to the forecasts.  I don't remember spring ever being this cold in the Ottawa area - everyone's sick of it!  But back to today... it...

Sparging, BTUs, and – like, where’s spring?

I've been very much enjoying the Mad Tom clone I brewed up a few weeks ago, so I figured I'd do another one today. What's "Mad Tom" you ask? It's a beer that is put out by Muskoka Breweries, styled after American India Pale Ale, or "AIPA" for short. Very hop-forward...

Mits, kits, and another competition

Ya, it's been a while since my last beer blog post - and not because I haven't been brewing beer.  See, there's this pride thing that got in the way...  I sinned against the purist in me, and lowered myself to brewing a couple beer kits.  Whoa is me! If you didn't...

Winter Brewing: Easier than I thought

So here I am sulking Friday night, because the forecast is for a chilly and snowy day Saturday.  So, I decide to postpone brewing day till Sunday when it's a bit more favourable outside, plus I'm feeling lazy and have a batch to bottle anyways.  An INDOOR activity!...

Let’s break the rules!

The rebel part of me has had some fun of late. After getting to know the home brew and craft beer scene over the last year,  it's apparent there's a renaissance in the beer world.  Part of all this includes a "beer style" set of guidelines that judges use when dolling...

Bottling, bugs, and a little bragging…

It's been over two weeks since I've actually brewed a batch of beer, and I feel myself going through withdrawal!  Funny how you can get on a roll, then feel like something is missing when the pattern changes.  And it will change for this dude, but more on that later....

Funeral service for a blonde

So here I am with a head cold, and a sore back that even has my chiropractor dismayed, yet I'm determined to bottle a batch of blonde ale as well as make a batch of American IPA. Well, the universe (and my health) had other plans for me! How I usually go about this is...

A’ Brewin’ and a’tastin’

Certain people are starting to call me a brewing machine... can't blame them; I did one last brew day today while on holidays, yielding yet another batch of my "White Moustache". (Take a peek at the "What's Brewin'" page 😉 .) It's a mild blonde ale very suited to...

Ribs, Sides, and Beer. BIG Beer!

Ah, what a glorious day it was today - old man winter has given us a reprieve from his stranglehold - though a temporary one according to the forecasts.  I don't remember spring ever being this cold in the Ottawa area - everyone's sick of it!  But back to today... it...

Sparging, BTUs, and – like, where’s spring?

I've been very much enjoying the Mad Tom clone I brewed up a few weeks ago, so I figured I'd do another one today. What's "Mad Tom" you ask? It's a beer that is put out by Muskoka Breweries, styled after American India Pale Ale, or "AIPA" for short. Very hop-forward...

Mits, kits, and another competition

Ya, it's been a while since my last beer blog post - and not because I haven't been brewing beer.  See, there's this pride thing that got in the way...  I sinned against the purist in me, and lowered myself to brewing a couple beer kits.  Whoa is me! If you didn't...

Winter Brewing: Easier than I thought

So here I am sulking Friday night, because the forecast is for a chilly and snowy day Saturday.  So, I decide to postpone brewing day till Sunday when it's a bit more favourable outside, plus I'm feeling lazy and have a batch to bottle anyways.  An INDOOR activity!...

Let’s break the rules!

The rebel part of me has had some fun of late. After getting to know the home brew and craft beer scene over the last year,  it's apparent there's a renaissance in the beer world.  Part of all this includes a "beer style" set of guidelines that judges use when dolling...

Bottling, bugs, and a little bragging…

It's been over two weeks since I've actually brewed a batch of beer, and I feel myself going through withdrawal!  Funny how you can get on a roll, then feel like something is missing when the pattern changes.  And it will change for this dude, but more on that later....

Funeral service for a blonde

So here I am with a head cold, and a sore back that even has my chiropractor dismayed, yet I'm determined to bottle a batch of blonde ale as well as make a batch of American IPA. Well, the universe (and my health) had other plans for me! How I usually go about this is...

A’ Brewin’ and a’tastin’

Certain people are starting to call me a brewing machine... can't blame them; I did one last brew day today while on holidays, yielding yet another batch of my "White Moustache". (Take a peek at the "What's Brewin'" page 😉 .) It's a mild blonde ale very suited to...