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Brew Club Project: Barrel-Aged Saison

Brew Club Project: Barrel-Aged Saison

A few weeks ago, I brewed a French saison, a nice choice for the spring/summertime. However, I won’t be tasting it anytime soon. That’s because it’s souring in a barrel. A barrel in my apartment? Thankfully, no. This brew was part of a collaboration between my homebrew club, the Austin Zealots, and Jester King, a … Continue reading

AHB Blog: May Zealots Meeting!

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

AHB Blog: Busy and Brewing!

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

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: Hanging with Homebrew Celebrities

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