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Apfelwein #1 (1/5): Bottled -- Raspberry Liqueur Primer

Apfelwein #1 (1/5): Bottled — Raspberry Liqueur Primer

Our very first cider, according to Ed Wort’s Apfelwein recipe, took awhile. And when we (Bryce, Leo and myself) found ourselves lacking an airlock (the bobber on the one we were supposed to use was missing) it was decided to steal one from one of the four Carlo Rossi carboys downstairs. Besides, we figured, the...
Red Belgian # 1 (I Think We're Screwed)

Red Belgian # 1 (I Think We’re Screwed)

Not to say that we’re totally screwed, but, we may very well be. You see, it was a long night of brewing, marked by blunders. It started with a good dinner — vegetarian red curry. It was good. We started brewing by boiling 3.5 gallons (we thought it was only 3.) We boiled it all in the...
Stout #1

Stout #1

After having succesefly brewed our first beer, a “basic dark” and both wanting to move on to a greater challenge and something with a more complex flavor, we decided to brew a stout. And brew a stout we did! “If we’re bottling when the sun’s setting, meaning its beaming directly at the beer, isn’t that...
Organizing bottles

Organizing bottles

As I continue to seek work and search for things to do, I come to realize that a well-organized bottling system would be a nice addition to our brewing set-up.   With that end in mind, I organized all of the bottles based on type. But, allow me to back up a few steps. The...
Cider Batch 1: Update

Cider Batch 1: Update

The cider has begun to clear. How cool is that? Look!:   This Cider Batch: Cider: Batch 1 Cider #1 (1/5): Bottled — Raspberry Liqueur Primer Tag: http://brew.wheelerc.org/tag/AW-batch-1/   
Cider: Apfelwein Batch #1

Cider: Apfelwein Batch #1

Cider caught my attention because of the seeming ease. But really, this isn’t what grabbed me. What grabbed me was and is and will remain cliché. European ciders grabbed me. A small brewery in Germany grabbed me with its local ciders and its deposit-required grolsch-tops. All manner of ciders in Eastern Europe, in Western Europe,...