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Enjoying a Homebrew Flight

Enjoying a Homebrew Flight

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┬áblogosphere airwaves were mostly static in the later half 2015, I was fortunately quite … Continue reading

Back to Brewing!

Back to Brewing!

I have to say it’s fantastic to be back brewing in my apartment. Three months of empty carboys is really a sad sight. Fortunately, last week I was able to crank out not one, but TWO brew days! SMaSH Session Saison The first brew day was a session-style saison using a SMaSH recipe in which … Continue reading

Back to Blogging!

Back to Blogging!

It’s been a busy past 10 months (or so) and unfortunately not with homebrewing in my small apartment. Three conference abstracts/presentations (for grad school) and a soon-to-be-announced brewing-related winter project kept me busy from regular brewing (and blogging). In fact, I haven’t been able to whip-up a batch since April. Luckily, this changes today as … Continue reading

Kegging the Session Alt and Beer Travels

Kegging the Session Alt and Beer Travels

It’s been about a month since the Fall Equinox, and the days are noticeably shorter. Although it’s still 80+F in Austin, I’m sure many readers are experiencing noticeably cooler weather as well. I’m finally back after another short hiatus, and have wrapped up my travels for awhile. In this AHB blog post, I’ll provide some … Continue reading

Getting Back on the Brewing Saddle

Getting Back on the Brewing Saddle

Many of my readers may be wondering where I am? No posts in over two weeks, WTF mate! Well, between travels, graduate school and conferences, life has certainly diminished the brewing operations in my apartment. Not to worry! While the busy times are still here for the month or so, I’m actively getting back into … Continue reading

Testing New Equipment via Extract Brewing

Testing New Equipment via Extract Brewing

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been tweaking my brewing process. As such, I recently updated my brewing equipment. No longer am I a carboy shaker and ice bath maker as I’ve acquired an oxygen system and wort chiller. To test out the new goods, I decided to make an extract beer to cut out … Continue reading

July Zealots Meeting and Kegging German Lagers

July Zealots Meeting and Kegging German Lagers

On Saturday, I attended the July monthly meeting of my homebrew club, Austin Zealots. It was held at Adelbert’s Brewery in Austin, TX, a Belgian-style brewery about 15 minutes north of downtown Austin. The style for this month was meads, and many members brought their very best, including a fantastic vanilla-cardamom and well-aged pineapple-coconut mead. … Continue reading

AHB Blog: A Chest Full of Fermentation

AHB Blog: A Chest Full of Fermentation

On Sunday, the last of the Fall 2014 German lagers was finished brewing; at present, only fermentation and packaging are left. As seen in the picture, both the 2014 Summer Solstice Helles Bock and Oktoberfest fermentations have visibly slowed, while the Schwarzbier, brewed on Sunday, is at high krausen. To my knowledge, I’ve never seen … Continue reading