Spin the Bottle

By |2010-12-15T01:20:00-07:00December 15th, 2010|Brewing|

There's nothing like having your own brew on tap whenever you want to knock back a cold one.  But what happens when you want to take your suds on [...]

Mad Hops

By |2010-12-12T21:13:00-07:00December 12th, 2010|Brewing|

As we know by now, the basic premise of brewing beer is to extract sugar from malted barley and convert those sugars to alcohol through fermentation.  To balance the [...]

Carbonation Nation

By |2010-12-08T20:47:00-07:00December 8th, 2010|Brewing|

The amber ale went into the keg last night after eight days in the secondary fermenter.  The first step I took in transferring the beer was to clean and [...]

Sanitation Explanation

By |2010-12-03T18:43:03-07:00December 3rd, 2010|Brewing|

One of the most important aspects of good health (and the dating scene) is cleanliness.  This is also true of brewing good beer.  When we remove the sugars from [...]

A Watched Pot Does Boil

By |2010-11-24T23:00:00-07:00November 24th, 2010|Brewing|

On Monday I wrote about conducting the mash in Do the Mash... The Brewing Mash.  Today we finish the discussion of the Amber Ale brewing session.  When we left [...]