Posts tagged "brew"
Apfelwein Batch #3C

Apfelwein Batch #3C

We did two things on October 14, 2011. We made a 5-gallon batch of Apfelwein with ale yeast (Nottingham) and we made a 1-gallon batch of Apfelwein with ale yeast in a carboy, exclusively with brown sugar. The 5-gallon batch was mixed with a majority corn sugar and a little brown sugar to finish out...
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...
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,...