It’s been awhile. No particular reason for the hiatus, only that the IG:Homebrewing writing/editing (coupled with grad school) earlier in 2015 increased my writing energy threshold; hence, my slowly getting back into blogging and general swing of things. No matter; while my blogosphere airwaves were mostly static in the later half 2015, I was fortunately quite … Continue reading
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AHB Blog: May Zealots Meeting!
Summer has arrived in Texas, and thankfully the end of academic year craziness is slowing. That means time to brew! The saison I brewed in April finished fermenting and is stored somewhere special. To give a hint: don’t expect tasting notes anytime soon, perhaps next year, although do expect a blog post very soon on … Continue reading
Passion Fruit American Wheat: Tasting Notes
Six weeks since brew day, the Passion Fruit American Wheat, an American-style wheat beer brewed with passion fruit, is finished and tasting great. It’s very refreshing, and just in time, since 90+ degree weather has hit Texas. A review and recipe below. Cheers, and happy brewing! Review Pouring into a tulip glass, the Passion Fruit American … Continue reading
AHB Blog: Busy and Brewing!
April is always a busy month in graduate school. Fellowship reports, exams, papers, taxes all due. Couple that with regular work (research, lab maintenance etc.), and things get busy quick. I’m keeping my spirits bright, and using brewing as a stress-free creative outlet! In lieu of formal blog posts (due to school, sad face), I’d … Continue reading
Kegging the Passion Fruit American Wheat
Air-lock activity has stopped. Krausen has fallen. Gravity readings are terminal. Brewers everywhere know what this means: time for packaging! The Passion Fruit American Wheat has finished secondary fermentation after a substantial addition of passion fruit juice. Frankly, I am relieved this beer is near process end. The planning and execution of this recipe was … Continue reading
AHB Blog: Adding Passion Fruit to the Secondary
The spring equinox has passed and spring has sprung (at least in central Texas)! The weather has been nice and frost isn’t likely, so I recently put out my spring-season balcony garden. Those who read the Session Oatmeal Stout post may have noticed transplanted bluebonnets and sunflower seedlings next to the beer. My garden is … Continue reading
Photo Gallery: Passion Fruit American Wheat
For more info related to Passion Fruit American Wheat, here are the following blog post links: Passion Fruit American Wheat: Brew Day : recipe design, wort production, and fermentation details Also, for those interested in fruit beers in general, here are related links: Award-Winning Apricot Wheat : an award-winning apricot American-style wheat beer with recipe … Continue reading
AHB Blog: Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
In this weekly update, I wanted to wish the readers and followers of The Apartment Homebrewer a happy, safe, and hopefully beery St. Patrick’s Day. I’ll be enjoying a full Victorian pint of my Session Oatmeal Stout, eating a full plate of fish and chips, and listening to my favorite Celtic band, Gaelic Storm. (for … Continue reading
Passion Fruit American Wheat: Brew Day
Recently, I brewed an American style wheat beer. That may sound boring to some, but this beer will soon have an exotic addition: Passion Fruit! What is passion fruit, well? from Wikipedia, it’s the fruit of the passion flower. If you’ve never had passion fruit in some form, it tastes like tropical, fruit-y goodness. Surprisingly, … Continue reading
AHB Blog: Hanging with Homebrew Celebrities
Spring seems to have sprung in Texas, and homebrewing was quite dynamic this past week. First, an update: the Apartment Homebrewer is now on Twitter. Followers of this blog will also enjoy the spontaneous happenings of brew day, additional updates, related news, etc. If you’re on Twitter, please follow me at the handle @apthomebrewer On … Continue reading