September 30, 2010

Yeast Experiment Round One Results

First round results are in for the yeast experiment! On a Friday afternoon several of us Northern Brewer folks sat down for a unique wine tasting. Some of you folks probably took a look at my previous post, The Grand Yeast Experiment, in which I described the set-up.

September 21, 2010

Apologia for a TopTier

(Fellow homebrewers, please feel free to cite, paraphrase, or cut and paste for your own birthday lists)

September 16, 2010

The Season for Beer

You say it's January and I'm dressed for summer?
I frequently find myself drinking beer styles out of season. Oh, the scandal. Perhaps we homebrewers prefer to break with preconceived notions.

September 9, 2010

Invigorate your boil

As a lazy homebrewer, I take a few shortcuts when brewing at home. One of these shortcuts is brewing on an otherwise entirely unsuitable, flat glass electric stove.

Notes on a brew day: Old Golden and DSB (Dawson's Special Bitter)

What's better than ten gallons of homebrew? Not much.

Ah, but what if there were some way to  achieve two different kinds of beer from one batch? Pitch two different yeasts, you say? True. But I was thinking of parti-gyle.

September 7, 2010

NeoBritannia rocks the wort

Estery, British, and fruity: that's how I like 'em. And Northern Brewer's new yeast is right up my alley.

September 3, 2010

The Grand Yeast Experiment

Fourteen batches of wine and mead. A bevvy, nay a slew, of yeast. Which will take home the gold? Only time, and a lot of drinking, will tell.