NM AW #1 – Starting

Cider with lid in primary, above. Sani bucket below.

The Fat Grey Tom’s Cider of old, is, alas, dead. I, Wheeler, moved to New Mexico for a job. Bryce also moved away. Leo stayed in Reno. After nearly three years in New Mexico (three years in July) I’ve decided to start brewing again and the easiest place to restart is with a simple cider.… Continue reading NM AW #1 – Starting

Apfelwein Batch #1 Racked on Raspberries

Our raspberry experiments are proving to be wildly succesful. Our first batch of raspberry racked cider, made with a wine yeast none-the-less, is all gone because it just tasted so damn delicious. It also made pretty pictures. We’re working on four gallons, but made with Nottingham Ale Yeast. Raspberries were boiled (12 oz. of raspberries… Continue reading Apfelwein Batch #1 Racked on Raspberries

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 —┬ávegetarian┬áred curry. It was good. We started brewing by boiling 3.5 gallons (we thought it was only 3.) We boiled it all in the… Continue reading Red Belgian # 1 (I Think We’re Screwed)