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 difference between the two, brewing from a…

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Had to take a few weeks off from brewing, cuz, well, I had health issues. Enough to say I have a bad lower back, and I became negligent in seeing  my chiropractor for my once-a-month tune-ups. So, after carrying two 5 gallon fermenter buckets – full of beer – up from the basement to the…

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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 got back…

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Well, summer is finally here in full swing, which means your’s truly is out on the deck pretty well every day barbecuing or smoking some form of protein, as well as performing my weekly ritual of brewing beer. I do skip the odd week when my pipeline is full and there’s no more fermentation buckets,…

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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 do have the…

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