Beer Weekend in Bend, OR

Posted on August 30, 2011 by

First off all, the 1 gallon batch from my previous brewing session is currently dry hopping. It will sit there for a few more days, then I’ll bottle. Stay tuned for that! This past weekend my wife and I went down to Bend, OR for a Ben Harper concert. It was a great excuse to get out of town and hit up the home of Deschutes beer. While in Bend…

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First 1 Gallon All Grain Batch

Posted on August 22, 2011 by

Last Friday marked the start of a new beginning for me in the brewing world. If you followed my last post you would know that I haven’t brewed in quite a while because of my lack of space. Some of you may say that there is always ample room, heck the guy at the homebrew store told me he brewed 5 gallon batches in a fox hole while he was in…

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No Brewing Makes Mike A Sad Panda

Posted on June 10, 2011 by

I started brewing beer a couple of years ago with so much drive and motivation I had more beer than I would ever be able to drink. I got SO into brewing beer that I thought for SURE I would never give up homebrewing. It is just to darn fun, tasty and interesting. Alas, things changed for me. Don’t get my wrong. I am by NO means quitting brewing…

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Mike’s Porter Recipe

Posted on March 31, 2011 by

I know I’ve been focusing more on sharing first time homebrewing stories with everyone in hopes of inspiring those people that aren’t doing it yet to do it, and those of you that haven’t in a while to get to it! A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to receive a copy of Beer Tools. For those of you unfamiliar with what Beer Tools is, it’s software…

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First Time Homebrewer – Dan

Posted on March 14, 2011 by

Today we are going to talk with Dan about his first time homebrewing experiences and what his advice for anyone thinking of getting into the hobby! Background I’m a graphic designer (and I work with Mike) What is your name? Dan Where do you live? Milwaukee, WI Tell us a little about yourself. (married, children, pets, education, career,…

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First Time Homebrewer – Christy

Posted on February 28, 2011 by

Background What is your name? Christy Where do you live? San Jose, CA Tell us a little about yourself. (married, children, pets, education, career, whatever you want to tell us) I’m 28; a newlywed originally from the Washington, DC area. I quit my job of 5 years last August to follow love and adventure to the west coast. My…

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First Time Homebrewer – Anthony

Posted on February 9, 2011 by

Background What is your name? Anthony Where do you live? Katy, TX Tell us a little about yourself. (married, children, pets, education, career, whatever you want to tell us) Oldest of four children, single, veteran of two tours in Iraq (2005-2006 and 2007-2008), mechanical engineering student. Guitarist since the age of 5 (26…

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