8/5/2015 Beer Fridge Contents.

The old beer storage fridge. I use a small wine “chiller” fridge like the one posted above to both store my harder-to-obtain beer and to control the fermentation temperature in my carboy. The one above is a pretty standard wine fridge and I must admit I forked out the extra $25 to go a little…

Current Updates on Brewing.

I’ve been brewing for about 5 years now and the longer I do it the more complicated it seems to get. And, that is a good thing. I think the fact that I now understand how much I don’t understand at least opens me up to the idea that failure is INDEED the best learning…

Bottling my Alt-Bier

At long last my Alt-Bier recipe is done. Where as in German Alt means “Old”, mine is turning out more to be an abbreviation for Alternative. Fundamentally, the beer has the same sorts of ingredients and style of brewing and conditioning. I always start with a style and then tweak because I don’t want to…

NYC trip… Part 1 of ?..

A few months ago Mrs B and myself decided we needed a vacation. We like to travel and the nature of my jobs affords us the opportunity to take a sizable trip every 4 to 6 months. We decided to take a 10 day stay in NYC. I’ve been here once before back in the…

2013 End of the Beer review. Top sixes listed and putting souvenirs on your tab…

Don’t mind the corny title… Beer/Year… etc… Ok, so, I’m a few days…er…week…late. I should have posted this on New Years Eve, right?¬†Forget that. We had friends over and some good beers to drink – this post can wait until today. 2013 was a BIG year for Mrs Wife and I. Our beer maturation also…