Category: Home Brewing

Simon Ford, the Cellar Master

“Well, here we’ve come to the holy grail of geekdom, the very core of radical brewing.  With a strange mashing procedure, years-long wild fermentation, stale hops, blending, and many other unusual and archaic techniques, lambic is one of the most […] 

Beer Judging Series #2: The Guidelines

John discusses the Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) in an on-going series about beer judging. Part 1 here. Welcome back to the beer judging series! It’s been a couple months since the last post so to get reacquainted with the BJCP let’s […] 

Home Brewed Craft Soda

No Alcohol? No Problem! Contrary to popular belief, it’s okay to drink beverages other than beer, and it’s also okay for them to be alcohol-less.  One of the biggest gripes I have about going to bars and breweries is being […] 


Brewing does not apply to just beer. This weekend, Kip and I brewed up some kombucha. This is considerably easier than brewing beer, so it’s right up my lazy alley. Kombucha is simply fermented tea. Here’s how it’s made: First […] 

Brewing Up Some Code

Howdy Kastinos, I’ve got an exclusive of sorts that I’m excited to share with y’all. I’ve made a little something that should especially excite the homebrewers out there that like to make and share their own recipes. But before I […] 

The Barrel Project

About a month ago, John and I recieved an Organic 10-Gallon whiskey barrel from my Uncle at Bainbridge Organic Distillers.  We decided that we wanted to brew a strong version of our Roggenbier for the barrel aging.  After a few […] 

Sake Making – Part 3

If you missed Sake Making – Part 1 you can read it here! If you missed Sake Making – Part 2 you can read it here! Ohio! The sake is finally done, and I’m very happy with the final product. […] 

Sake Making – Part 2

If you missed Sake Making – Part 1 you can read it here! Ohio! We are back with the second part of our sake special.  We were about 20 days in at the end of the last post, just starting […] 

Sake Making – Part 1

It has been a while since we last wrote about brewing anything. Rest assured, there is plenty of recipe experimentation and medal-winning brewing going on in all of our kitchens.  In fact, we have a special type of beer brewing […] 

Home Brewed LAAW at USC

Hello, World! It has been a while since our last post, but it’s all for a good reason. We’ve been busy brewing and planning, and it payed off big time. John and I were invited to provide beer for the […] 

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