HomebrewingAnother pumpkin ale recipe (Pumpkin Spice Ale)

Interestingly, my recipe for pumpkin ale from way back in 2004 is the number one result on Google for the search “pumpkin ale recipe”—this time of year I always see the search numbers spike (for good reason). I’ve bragged about this before (yes, I do that from time to time) … Continue reading

HomebrewingFermentation Friday: Indigenous ingredients

It’s Fermentation Friday today—a homebrewing-themed group blogging effort that takes place on the last Friday of the month. Somehow I missed the announcement and lost track of the days and nearly missed participating. This month’s topic is brought to us by the FinalGravity blog: What indigenous brewing ingredient have you … Continue reading

HomebrewingFermentation Friday: The best beer

Today (after a late start for me) is Fermentation Friday, a group blogging effort for which beer bloggers write on a given homebrewing topic. This month’s topic comes from The Panhandle Beer Snob and Redneck Brewery: What, in the opinion of others, is the best beer you have ever made … Continue reading

HomebrewingFermentation Friday: The craziest thing ever brewed with

The final Friday of the month has been designated as "Fermentation Friday" for homebrew beer bloggers—think of it as a companion to The Session (which is the first Friday). This month’s FF is hosted by Travis of CNYBrew.com, and he asks the question: What is the craziest concoction you ever … Continue reading

HomebrewingAnyone need some homebrewing equipment?

This really only applies, I suppose, if you’re local to (Central) Oregon. But my friend Simone is having a big garage sale this weekend, and they’re getting rid of some homebrewing equipment, and as a favor I’m running the list here if anyone’s interested: Primary Fermenter (5 gallon carboy) Stainless … Continue reading

HomebrewingPumpkin Beer Week: Homebrewing notes

I find it interesting that my pumpkin ale recipe is still the #1 result on Google when someone searches just that ("pumpkin beer recipe" places me at #2). The recipe itself is an extract-based recipe (with partial mash elements), and I thought I’d relay some notes and thoughts on the … Continue reading

HomebrewingActive ferment

Over the weekend I brewed beer, a Poor Richard’s Ale (a variation on my extract recipe here). Five gallons. I’ve been putting the beers in the 6½ (nearly 7) gallon carboy for the primary fermentation, under the (entirely reasonable) assumption that there’s plenty of headspace in the bigger carboy and … Continue reading

HomebrewingThe Beer Hacker: Beer brewing software

Wonder of wonders, I’ve finally written another Beer Hacker article! To anyone not familiar with "The Beer Hacker," check out the introduction here. A few years ago I posted on my other blog on the subject of brewing software, and had laid out a set of criteria for what I’d … Continue reading