Just Peachy

  My wife, God love her, is not a fan of beer.  Wine, cider, and mead are really more her speed.  On a recent trip to California she tasted and really liked a peach mead.  I cannot remember who made it or what the name of it was, but that is not the point.  The point more »

BrewPi Build: The Beginning

A while back I bought a Raspberry Pi which is a computer about the size of an Altoids tin that was developed in the UK.  There are a number of cool things you can do with this thing and after playing around with it for a while it ended up setting in my box of tinkering more »

Father’s Day Brew

I’ve had some WLP530 slurry in my fridge for a little while and I’ve been itching to use it on something, but was having a hard time deciding on what.  I finally put together a simple recipe for a low alcohol Belgian beer.  Something akin to a Patersbier, but a wee bit darker in color. more »

Weissbier aka “The Fritz”

This beer started a while back when I had some of Urban Chestnut’s Schnickelfritz, which is a tasty example of a Bavarian Weissbier.  I liked it so much I cultured the yeast from it and set about to make my own.  Weissbier is a refreshing, pale, concoction consisting of mainly barley and wheat malt.  It’s more »

Plates and Slants

The last couple weeks I’ve been busy managing my yeast supply.  I have six strains in my yeast bank: Wyeast 3711 French Saison Wyeast 1098 English Ale Oberon (isolated from Bell’s Oberon) Birra (isolated from Prairie Artisan’s Birra) Fritz (isolated from Urban Chestnut’s Schnickelfritz) White Labs 530 Abbey Ale From time to time they need more »