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Down Time

09Dec08

December is a busy month for me.  Im heading to Mexico next week for a wedding, and then after I return we have christmas, hannukah, new car shopping, christmas shiopping, the list goes on and on… Posting will be a little light for the rest of the month, although if I get a brewday in […]


Cerveza!

03Dec08

In honor of my upcoming trip to mexico, I decided to brew a mexican Lager.   Recipe Type: All Grain    Yeast: WPL940 (Mexi Lager)    Yeast Starter: No    Batch Size (Gallons): 11    Original Gravity: 1.053    Final Gravity: 1.010    IBU: 15.3    Boiling Time (Minutes): 60    Color: 3.3 SRM    Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 7 Days 52 Deg    Additional Fermentation: Lower temp 5 Deg/day till 32 Deg […]


There are lots of posts on the web about how to fill bottles from a keg of beer.  The most popular gear heady way to do it is to buy a counter pressure bottle filler or use a beer gun.  The beer gun seems a little easy to use. However, I only bottle the occasional 6-pack […]


As my contribution in teaching a friend to homebrew, I invited my friend Lyle over for the Brown Porter brew session.   With some passing flurries in the morning and colder temperatures rolling through, it didn’t look like great homebrewing weather.  In the afternoon, the clouds broke a little bit and the winds were tolerable…so the brew was a […]


Palisade Hops?

07Nov08

Here’s a new hop variety that may be one to try:  Palisade Hops.   I found that there is little official information and varying forum and personal accounts.  Here is a culmination of what I read plus a large employment of my own editorial power. Origin: USA.  It is bred and trademarked by Yakima Chief Ranches.  From other sources, it […]


It’s been awhile since I wrote a whinny, “my beer might suck” post, so I thought I was due. But first the good. I received a concoction from Northern Brewer, a “Hopshot” that was essentially hop syrup that constituted 50 IBU’s. Part of deal for receiving the hopshot was to use it as a bittering […]