Vent Hood Build

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August 9, 2015 / By / Post a Comment

When I originally built the electric brewery, it was located at the back of the garage in front of a window.  During boils I would open the window and point a small fan from above the kettle to move steam outside.  In our new house, the brewery got moved…

Holiday Poster Boards

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August 7, 2015 / By / Post a Comment

, Creative Market held a Christmas party, giving its employees and community members an opportunity to hang out and interact.  As the Creative Market brewer-in-residence, I was asked to provide…

Electric Brewery Upgrade – Part 1

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May 15, 2013 / By / Post a Comment
It’s closing in on two years now since the last blog update. Even though I haven’t been keeping content updated, I’ve still been busy brewing. Maybe a future post will spend a bit more time reflecting on all of those brews. That is not this post. This post is all about the new pilot brewing […]

Full Steam Ahead

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August 19, 2011 / By / Post a Comment
I made my first steam beer about six months ago. It was my first brew of the year (not counting mead) and my first attempt at coming up with my own recipe. While there were a number of milestones that came with that brew, I wasn’t all that thrilled with the resulting beer. It wasn’t […]

The Mayan

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August 15, 2011 / By / Post a Comment
The brewing process for me often starts with a simple concept or core thematic element. It could be an ingredient, a style, or some other idea serving as the inspiration for the beer. In this case a recent thread in the HBT forums brought up the idea of an end of the world brew. According […]

The Belgian

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July 31, 2011 / By / Post a Comment
It’s been over a year since I’ve brewed something falling into the Belgian style category. My last attempt was a golden strong ale called Blonde Bombshell. It was also my second brewing experience ever. In the intervening time my knowledge and process has changed significantly. I’ve gone from brewing partial-boil extract recipes taken from the […]

Cherry Wheat

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May 20, 2011 / By / Post a Comment
As I’ve slowly worked my way through various new styles and ingredients to experiment with, fruit has long been on my list. I’ve been looking forward to making a beer featuring cherries for nearly a year now. The idea first came to me after seeing fresh ripe cherries at a local farmers market one weekend. […]

Shilling Parti-gyle

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May 17, 2011 / By / Post a Comment
Batch #12 – All Grain #7 One of my favorite batches to date has been my Strong Scotch Ale all-grain recipe. One of the signature characteristics of most Scottish ales is a deep, rich malt profile. The flavors often a result of early century procedures producing kettle-scortched wort, modern day recreations are created from the […]

The Commoner

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February 12, 2011 / By / Post a Comment
Batch #11 – All Grain #6 I’m kicking off the 2011 brewing season with what I had anticipated on being my last brew of 2010. I was hoping to get this brew in before the end of the year. Unfortunately, an order shipment delay from MoreBeer followed by a month long chest cold and a […]

Razzmatazz

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February 7, 2011 / By / Post a Comment
I’ve been wanting to branch out from beer and try my hand at brewing mead for quite a while. Other than the suggestion that a fermented alcoholic beverage made from honey and fruit sounds delicious, I really don’t know what I’m getting into. Given that I’m in completely unknown territory here, I really don’t want […]