Category Archives: Beer

Hoppy New Year

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and all that. This Christmas I received some presents I had asked for… and the ones I wish to let you know about now were brewing ingredients! I received … Continue reading

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I hear the beer is good there…

Michael Jackson has passed away. He undoubtedly had one of the best jobs in the world. His passing is a loss indeed to the community of those who enjoy fine beer and whiskey, as well as to all who knew … Continue reading

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This is a big ad.

Every once in a while you run across something that makes you believe that not all advertisers suck. This is one of those things. The Big Ad (Attempts to install a java viv player, the player is safe. The ad … Continue reading

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Even Bears prefer Craft Brew

In Washington state, a bear was found passed out after consuming 36 beers. According to the article, the bear started on Busch beer, but then switched over to a local microbrew. Unfortunately, this bear’s love of beer proved his eventual … Continue reading

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Father’s Day

This year Father’s Day coincided with my daughter’s birthday. Though there was a small amount of conflict of resources, it was a most successful day for the both of us. We were both pretty well spoiled (primarily through the selfless … Continue reading

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The doppelbock makes its debut.

This weekend I cracked open the doppelbock for tasting. Our neighbor had some friends over, one of whom expressed interest in my brewing activities, so she asked if I’d bring some of my homebrew over. I told her that I … Continue reading

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Beer kegged – system redone.

This fine Memorial Day weekend I was able to do some work that’s been needing to be done on the beer front. I finally managed to keg that doppelbock that’s been sitting in secondary forever, and I got the new … Continue reading

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CO2 acquired, now for the work.

Well, this last week I finally managed to get my tanks down to the local gas place to pick up some CO2. Turns out it’s about $18 to swap a 20 lb. tank, which is fine for a tank that … Continue reading

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Beer Cellar

Ok, I like beer. I’ve made no secret of this. It is my hobby, the making and drinking of this heavenly elixir. I have put a lot of time, effort, and money into this hobby, in various ways. Enough that … Continue reading

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It’s good for you. Really.

There’s been a plethora of “beer is good for you” articles coming out of the press lately. And here’s another one. Good quote from the article: “The conventional wisdom is that heavy drinking is bad — there’s no disputing this. … Continue reading

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No such thing as “beer belly.”

My wife and I have often argued over the existence, or not, of my “beer belly.” She maintains that it’s my love of the humble suds that has resulted in my battle with the bulge, and I have maintained that … Continue reading

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Moderate alcohol consumption still good for you!

As detailed in this article, moderate alcohol consumption greatly reduces the risk of dying from heart or blood-pressure related diseases. Quote from the article: “Compared with abstainers, monthly, weekly, and daily alcohol users were 17 percent, 39 percent, and 44 … Continue reading

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IPA Kegged

This IPA was the one that I brewed with a friend, and it was kegged today (yes, same day as the Pilsner below). This marks a milestone for my little brewery, in that I actually have all 4 taps on … Continue reading

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Pilsner Kegged

The pilsner that I started a while back has finally been kegged today. Took me long enough! There was a lot that was going on at the time this was kegged, but I’ll address that in another post. Click the … Continue reading

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Beer in my Gas Line blues.

Today I finally got motivated to clean another couple of kegs so I could get the IPA and Pilsner on tap. So I’m cleanin’ and washin’ and movin’ and such, and what to my wondering eyes should appear but beer … Continue reading

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