Since I’m still new to wine, in just jotting down my notes and info for the time being. Here is what I got at bottling:
Gewürztraminer – bottled on 12/13, just over 5 gallons made for 25 750ml bottles of wine. I added 1 cup of lactose (or non-fermentable sugar) to the whole 5 [...]
A friend of mine named Rick has a brewery called Great South Bay Brewery. They’ll be at the Craft New York Brew Fest Saturday and I’ll be there pouring for a little while. If you’re around, stop in! Cheers!
A while back there was a great group of guys I kept in touch with through brew blogs. I’ve lost touch with the brew community to a large extent, but I remember drinking Ted’s Columbus IPA
http://www.tedbrews.com/2008/09/columbus-ipa.html?m=1. Over the years, Ted’s Columbus IPA really stood out to me so when I was contemplating my [...]
It’s been a while since I brewed this beer, so here it is in a quick overview;
5 Gal batch brewed on March 3rd
11lb 11oz Belgian pilsner malt
2lbs 8oz table sugar (I know sounds weird, but it’s what everyone says)
2oz Czech Saaz 60 min
Wyeast 1388 – Belgian Strong Ale
The pre-boil gravity on this bad boy was [...]
So my wife and I have now officially been married for 5 years. The 5th anniversary was the “wood” anniversary and my wife got me these AWESOME custom tap handles. As if its not cool enough to get tap handles for an anniversary, she did it the right way. By that I mean she found [...]
All these years and it was like being greeted by and old friend. Not overbearing, not offensive or questioning, just pure comfort. I have to admit, I didn’t know what to expect, would there be a funk or something off? Maybe it would lack backbone and leave me wanting more. None of the above. It’s [...]
Aroma – sweet vanilla notes with a floral hops, defiantly a lot of cascade in the nose.
Color – light copper color with an off-white head, the head holds up early and leaves thin lacing.
Mouth feel – Intense carbonation burn on the tongue, it feels like a bottle conditioned brew and it’s been on the [...]
It’s time again! It was a cold brew day (it’s been a cold brew winter) and I did a basic 5 gallon brew. I had the chance to try out a few of my new Christmas toys, a new grain mill and an awesome pH meter. So to begin, I got a recipe from the [...]
That right, the days are getting shorter, the leaves have fallen. It’s time to break out the high octane brew! In this case, it’s my second iteration of Wilford’s Best Oatmeal Stout. This time, I am doing the same volume, but splitting it with my brother-in-law as his first homebrew batch. It was a great [...]
On a recent vacation, I was lucky enough to try a Caribbean secret, the dark beer! Often times on a vacation to a warm climate, you’re stuck drinking yellow fizz or some umbrella garnished fruity concoction. While I personally subscribe to the “when in Rome” theory of drinking, it’s always nice to learn a little [...]