Category Archives: Homebrewing

The Session #71: Brewers and Drinkers

Today being the first Friday of the month (and of 2013) means it’s time again for The Session! This month’s topic is brought to us by John at The Home Brew Manual, and he’s come up with Brewers and Drinkers: Brewers and Drinkers is about your relationship with beer and how it’s made. Do you brew? If so why? If not, why not? How does that affect your enjoyment of drinking beer? Here are some things … Continue reading →

The next Session: Brewing & Drinking

I’m late pointing this out, but the January Session was announced a few weeks ago, and it’s being hosted by The Home Brew Manual with the topic “Brewers and Drinkers,” exploring the relationship between drinking and brewing your own beer: Brewers and Drinkers is about your relationship with beer and how it’s made. Do you brew? If so why? If not, why not? How does that affect your enjoyment of drinking beer? Here are some things … Continue reading →

Today is Learn to Homebrew Day

Today is “Learn to Homebrew Day,” a day of education and beer established by the American Homebrewers Association back in 1999 dedicated to helping people learn to brew their own beer. All around the country (and even in a few other countries!) there are Learn to Homebrew events being held to teach the art of homebrewing. Here is Oregon there are a number of events being held by homebrew clubs of course, and there are … Continue reading →

Big hops homebrew

I’ve been doing a good amount of homebrewing lately—three batches within a week of each other—and while some of that brewing is earmarked for specific purposes (helping some people out), I brewed up a big batch of beer for myself this past weekend: an insanely-hopped Imperial Red Ale. The idea was this: I have this accumulating collection of hops that keeps going into my freezer each year, between a small amount I harvest from my … Continue reading →

Gluten-free homebrewing

A friend asked recently if I could brew a gluten-free beer for her sometime: a porter since she likes dark beers. Naturally this got me to thinking about various gluten-free (GF) brewing options for homebrewers, and I thought it might be useful to record some of my (initial) thoughts. Commercially, most gluten-free beers I’ve seen use sorghum as the base: sorghum is not only gluten-free but it is the fifth most important cereal grain in … Continue reading →