Evil Twin (ish) Red Evil Twin (ish) Red

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Last week, we brewed up the Cream Ale and used a some yeast culture (WLP 001)  that had been sitting in my fridge for over a year. Regardless of the age, fermentation started out strong and smelled clean. So to reward these awesome yeasties, I decided to dump on another batch of beer once the […]

Gibbous Strong Scotch Ale Gibbous Strong Scotch Ale

Friday, October 15th, 2010

With the move and everything else keeping us busy, there has not been a lot of time to brew. This was our first opportunity in several months. The recipe chosen is actually a modified version of my first all grain batch – a super heavy scotch that we named “Perigee” based on the phase of […]

Hops Planting Hops Planting

Sunday, March 14th, 2010

You might have noticed that we like to brew up some beer from time to time. One of the more expensive ingredients for home brew is hops (Humulus lupulus). It is added for the bitter and aroma qualities that help to offset the malty/sweet flavors that form during the brewing process. Without it, beer would […]

Beer Beer

Sunday, September 7th, 2008

My friend Jamie had all the equipment (plus hops growing in his yard). Each night a different batch was made: Pale Ale Imperial Red Hopscotch Ale (double batch) Luke’s Holiday beer When we added the hops the air became so fragrant that the neighbors started coming by to see what we were brewing. Did I […]