Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter Clone


This is batch #3. My goal with each new batch of beer is to do something I’ve never done before. I use this experimentation as a way explore and learn about the world of beer and brewing. There are usually several new things that I introduce each time I brew, but overall I try to […]

April 22, 2010 / By / Post a Comment

Valentine’s Edition Brew Day – Bell’s Two Hearted Ale


So, technically, the brew was on the day after Valentine’s Day (or as it is affectionately known around the house since it coincides with the Chinese New Year, Loony FatChoyintine’s Day). The ingredients were sourced on the most special of holidays, though. Bell’s Two Hearted Ale is an IPA brewed by Bell’s out of Kalamazoo, […]

February 19, 2010 / By / Post a Comment

Game Time Grub – Hot Wings


These are hands down, the best wings I’ve ever made. Never mind that the recipe was hastily hacked together from multiple online recipe sources and only used as a rough guideline once in the kitchen. And don’t even think of bringing up the fact that I’m basing this on a sample size of one and […]

February 7, 2010 / By / Post a Comment

The Belgian Blonde


This is my second batch of craft home brewed beer. When I set out to pick the recipe this time around I had several goals in mind. Based on my experiences the first time, I knew I wanted to expand on the knowledge and techniques I had used so far. It needed to be an […]

December 22, 2009 / By / Post a Comment


Field Trips

My homebrew adventure began with a trip to the local supply shop, San Francisco Brewcraft. After a few weeks of internet research I had a pretty good idea of what I needed to get started. Most of the necessary equipment is typically packaged up into custom kits sold by just about every brewing store around. […]

June 14, 2009 / By / Post a Comment