Brew to Bremerton

So, I took the winter off from brewing. Working with Dan gave me lots of time to talk and think about brewing, so it was definitely on my mind, but never something I was actively doing. He went from someone who was interested in brewing to full blown homebrewer inside[…]

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Oat Madness!

The semester is finally winding down, so now is as good a time as any to write about the oatmeal stout I’ll be drinking and sharing all winter. I have spent the last couple of months on an oatmeal stout kick. It started when I drank the Oatmeal Stout from[…]

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Overdue

It’s been a long time since I last did anything here. To be fair, it is kind of difficult to fit a blog into a real life. However, I have a free moment or two right now so I might as well update on my recent brewing quests.

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Back on the Horse

For no reason other than the fact that there are not enough hours in any given day, it’s been a long time since my last brew session. I rectified that situation this weekend by firing up the burner to make an IPA. I don’t know if I’ve mentioned it before[…]

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Happy Brew Year!

It has been a long while since I last brewed some beer. There’s a couple of reasons for that. First off, I was slightly discouraged by the results of my last beer (the neapolitan milk stout), so I wanted to put a lot of thought into my next brew. Also,[…]

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brewlog: Strawberries!

The Neapolitan Milk Stout has had about two weeks in primary, and stopped fermenting about a week into it, and I gave it an additional week to just sit with the chocolate and milk sugar in there to condition for a bit. The next step to take was to move[…]

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brewlog: Taking the Next Step!

Today I decided to take the next step in my brewing process and dive into all grain brewing. I had been keeping up with many great threads on reddit about all grain brewing (this one in particular) as well as doing a lot of reading on the HomebrewTalk forums (again,[…]

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Presenting Brew #5 – Oktobersaurus Fest!

It’s not a proper marzen-style Oktoberfest lager, but a German Ale. Since it wasn’t a proper Oktoberfest, I figured I could get away with adding some additional hops, so I threw in an extra couple ounces of Hallertau towards the end, just so it’s a tad nobler. It’s clarity is[…]

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brewlog: Bottles of Grit

Something strange has occurred the past couple times I’ve prepped bottles for beer. Here’s my process: First, drink the beers in the bottles. This is the best part. Next, I sort the bottles by label and bottle type. If a bottle has a plasticky label that I know will be[…]

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