DME Make-Up Calculator Have you ever checked your pre-boil gravity and been several points under? Yeah, me too. It happened most recently when I was brewing my All Aboard German Pilsener. My mash was very inefficient, so I needed a DME gravity make-up calculator to help me make up the difference. There are a number […]
Although using YeastCalc is pretty straightforward, I thought this might be helpful to those of you thinking about making yeast starters.
For those of you looking for a video on how to decant a yeast starter, I’ve made another detailed (remember I’m obsessed) video on how to go about it. This video shows how to decant using an Erlenmeyer flask. Steps to Decant a Yeast Starter The starter should be left in the fridge for […]
Although there are many videos on how to make a yeast starter, I wanted to show how I did it. Being obsessed, I give a lot more detail than other folks I’ve seen, which may be of some comfort to homebrewers who are just starting out.
Using milk to apply beer labels is a great way to save money and simplify bottle management, today we’re going to show you how to do it while I bottle my Golfer’s Grog Kölsch. Before we get started, it’s a good idea to figure out if using milk is a good choice for you to […]
Define Rolling Boil The guys from Brew Strong, Jamil Zainasheff and John Palmer, have frequently referred to a “vigorous/rolling boil” followed by some descriptors to help clarify what it looks like. I wanted to find a visual of what they were talking about to define rolling boil, but all I could find were images of […]
Much like the Owner’s Obsession, I’ve been trying to brew an IPA that I like for a long time. Over the last few years of brewing and drinking a wider variety of craft beer, I’ve realized that I like a lot of other styles, but the IPA is still my favorite. In the end, I […]
My first English Mild was Nerf Herder from Pizza Port San Clemente. I really enjoyed it even though it was hoppier and bolder than a traditional mild. Without any other point of reference, I was pleasantly surprised when I had Unintelligibility from Noble Ale Works, so I sent an email to the brewer, Evan, and […]
A helpful employee at the homebrew shop, Ron, gave me some chocolate rye malt to experiment with. I tossed it into a Loakal Red clone, then aged it on bourbon-soaked oak cubes for 2 weeks. The result is a spicy, hoppy, roasty beer that finished dry. You might even feel some heat from the bourbon […]
I love coffee in the morning. The smell gets my senses going, and that bitter, roasty flavor comforts me. It’s such a pleasant experience that I wish I could have it in the evening without it keeping me up all night. So I decided to make an espresso milk stout. There’s no law that says […]