Archive for the Homebrewing Category

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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Getting Started Brewing My Own Beer

Posted on January 18, 2011 by

It’s finally here! My first e-book and you bet your ass it was about beer! What else would it be about? Birds? Seriously though, this has been a bit of a journey for me. When I started to think about brewing my own beer over 2 years ago, I was nervous, didn’t want to spend the money, had no idea what I was in for and had no one to really…

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Brew Day of Firsts

Posted on January 3, 2011 by

This weekend I brewed up my first batch of beer in a few months. With the move, limited space and lack of cash, I’ve had to hold off on brewing. However, the New Year brings new hope! So I brewed up a batch. Instead of writing about it to much, I made a video diary of the brew day for you. Check it out to get an idea of what brew day was like. I…

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How To Rehydrate Yeast

Posted on July 6, 2010 by

Your house smells of a fantastic brew, boiling a way in your kettle. Your primary is awaiting the glorious pour of freshly brewed wort and you are anxiously awaiting pitching your yeast and watching fermentation take off. What, wait…your smack pack is not inflating or you accidentally knocked your starter over and spilled all of your yeast on…

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