Writing a Short Story and/or Brewing Beer:

Writing and brewing beer are two of my favorite activities. I’d like to share these with you, but I simply do now have time to write two whole how-to guides. Therefore, I’ve decided to condense them into one simple list. Take some time to gather the various components. If you …

Magic of Brewing Beer

Yeast is actually an extremely virulent strain of pixie. These pixies are so tiny they’re hard to see, but they consume sugar at an alarming rate and piss pure alcohol. You can tell these fairy creatures from some common single celled fungus by the way they glow when nobody is looking.

Root Beer: The Eichenlaub Special, Dark

It’s always best to have a brewing buddy around. Your buddy can keep you from getting bored, think of new ideas to tweak your brew, and help you double check measurements. Gabe is my new brewing buddy. We ran out of root beer a couple weeks ago and he helped …

The Hobby Schedule

My schedule feels busy. Unlike summer, winter has me working five whole days in a row pretty much every week. Insane, right? What’s more, I’ve been training for that half marathon. Running four times a week at three to five miles per run is taking up a pretty solid chunk …

White House Honey Porter

It’s ready just in time. The White House Honey Porter has been brewing in the basement for the last month in anticipation for tomorrow’s epic showdown. I kegged it last week and it is now ready to be consumed in celebration or misery. I had a little trouble finding some …

The Drama

There is a tension slowly building. Thirty-nine of my favorite dollars squandered on this fluid which now sits dormant in my basement. This fluid which I so painstakingly infused with the very best sugars and made absolutely perfect for the growth of some random microbe. It does nothing. It does …

Brewing in the Great Outdoors (almost)

We’ve had some great weather lately.  Really, it’s been nice.  I have almost wanted to spend time outside. Almost. But I don’t. I’ve gotten close, lately, though.  I’ve adapted my beer brewing process to move the first phase outside.  I love a house smelling of hops and grains.  Not everyone …