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St. Brigid’s Prayer

To my  beloved husband and the first Friday Saucer men! St. Brigid’s Prayer I’d like to give a lake of beer to …

Pumpkin Ale Success

“This is really close (to perfection).” That was the top response I received from the folks at Austin Homebrew Supply after asking …

Pumpkin Ale

The Dubbel was a dud. The Weizen was a waste. But the pumpkin is looking sweet! My last two attempts at all-grain …

Dubbel in the Making

Twelves hours prior I created a yeast starter using a bit of dried malt extract, water, yeast nutrients, and the yeast. This …

First Grade

This week Therese and I officially started first grade. And let me say, I’m pooped! I’ve been using the book, “The Well …

Elbro Nerkte Brown Ale

To finish up my remaining English Ale yeast I brewed up a small batch of Charlie’s Elbro Nerkte Brown Ale. “A world-renowned …

Kraeusen

Twelve hours fermenting and the wort (pronounced wert) is showing signs of activity. At this point the yeast has gathered enough energy …

Homebrew: Round 2

This memorial day weekend I’m brewing Righteous American Real Ale – a recipe from The Complete Joy of Homebrewing which describes it …

First Homebrew

I finally got around to opening the Mr. Beer Homebrewing kit my beloved gave this past Christmas. It’s certainly a good way …