Monthly Archives: October 2005

Some new ads on The Brew Site

Starting tonight you’ll see some new ads I’m trying out here on The Brew Site: Chitika "eMiniMall" ads. I’ve placed them on the individual item pages, and I’ll be playing around with them over the next few days to see how things work. Sorry if it’s intrusive… I think they’re kind of cool, though, so we’ll see.

Nicotine beer

This just sounds nasty: Nicotine beer in the pipeline: A Gernam company has come up with a novel way of beating bans on smoking in pubs – put the nicotine in the beer. A new beer, known as NicoShot, is undergoing testing in Germany with hopes it can be moved toward approval in the next few months. Each beer contains three milligrams of nicotine and a 6.3 per cent alcohol reading. It’s supposed to help … Continue reading →

GABF Roundup

Roundup of some Great American Beer Festival pages around the web: Gold Medals & Glory – The Great American Beer Festival: BellaOnline touches on highlights and runs down some of the big winners. The joy of blind tasting: Stan at the Beer Travelers blog was at the GABF and talks about the blind tastings required for the competition. The GABF 2005 Winners is posted on the official site. BeerAdvocate has a quick list of the … Continue reading →

Unusual primers when bottling beer

When bottling your homebrew, you typically need to "prime" the beer with a bit of sugar to reinvigorate the yeast enough to produce the desired carbonation in the bottle. This primer can be straight sugar (corn sugar is typical, but table sugar would work too), or another source of fermentable sugars, like honey, malt extract, etc. In the "old days" one method of priming was to add a teaspoon of sugar to each bottle before … Continue reading →

Newport Microbrew Fest 2005

Like last year, this one just snuck up on me again: the Newport Microbrew Festival. It was this article which reminded me. It’s Friday and Saturday, October 7th and 8th. Eight bucks admission. I won’t be able to make it, there’s other plans already in place. Which is just too bad, I love the Oregon coast and Newport in particular. Okay, I’ll have to mark next year’s fest on the calendar now so I don’t … Continue reading →