Heatherweizen Wheat

Alright, July 19, 2014. Last night I did a yeast started with White Labs #400, the Belgian Wit Ale Yeast. Today, I spent some time cleaning and sterilizing. Now my 1.5 gallons of water is boiling on the stove, so I take it off the burner and slowly start stirring in...

Islay Saison

Islay Saison was the 7th Beer that I brewed. I did my standard 1.5 gallon of water boil. I wanted to add a little character to this beer, so I used a steeping bag with some grains. The steeping bag included: 0.29 pounds of peated malt, and 0.5 pounds of oak roasted...
Raise the Dead?

Raise the Dead?

“…learn from my miseries, and do not seek to increase your own.” ― Mary Shelley, FRANKENSTEIN Well, forget all my optimistic bullshit about how my 4th Brew (Scottish Ale) was going to be okay after the 4 days of fermentation (and then falling flat on its face...
Lack of Patience

Lack of Patience

Well, if you read my post about the Scottish Ale, you know that after 4 and a half days of fermenting, the airlock stopped bubbling. The New Brewer Terror set in. I panicked, I googled stuff, I broke stuff, I wanted to cry etc. Deep in my mind, where the scarce...
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