Tag Archive for Yeast

My brewing attitudes and preferences

When I started homebrewing in 2010, I was hugely motivated by costs. I loved beer, and I was a broke university student. While not much has changed in regards to my situation (still a broke student as I decided to take on a couple graduate degrees), my attitude towards brewing has progressed. 

Saison vibes

I’m interrupting the barrage of brewery build posts to bring you a bit of a reflection on a saison I recently brewed. I had some Sorachi Ace hops in the freezer from last summer’s saison, and I had been meaning to brew a saison with the Saison Dupont yeast. I had also been meaning to do a saison with oats. All…

Brewing schedule 2016

I’ve had a busy couple months. Specifically I’ve been occupied with preparations for my PhD qualifying exam. Last week I passed! Now that it is out of the way, and I’ve gotten some rest, I’m glad to report that I’m back in a place where I can envision the odd weekend brewing rather than working. As my local homebrew club prepares for our annual…

Chronical critique

After spending some time setting up my new 14 gallon “Chronical” fermentor, I have come up with a bit of a critical analysis of the design for anyone who may be considering buying one. While reading this, keep in mind I haven’t brewed with it yet!

Shiny

I excitedly received my “14 gallon Chronical” fermentor from SS Brew Tech today (via Ontario Beer Kegs). I quickly assembled it with some upgraded butterfly valves and took some pictures…

Upgrade path: fermentation

As you can probably tell, my enjoyment from beer making comes just as much as (if not more) about perfection of my production process as it does refinement of my recipes. My system is capable of making great beer as is, so it is mostly through my pursuit of [what I would consider] process perfection that I present to you part two of…