Category: Home Brew

Ss Brew Tech – Ss Brew Kettle

It’s been an exciting year in terms of home brew equipment, and while I didn’t start formally reviewing some of my finds up until recently, it’s been really rewarding to finally put these in electronic ink.  Home brew equipment is […] 

Ss Brew Tech – FTSs

Recently, I reviewed both the Ss Brew Tech Brew Bucket and Half Barrel Chronical Fermentor, high end stainless fermentation vessels put out by Ss Brew Tech.  In both of these pieces I detailed the upcoming release of something called the FTSs or […] 

Ss Brew Tech – Half Barrel Chronical

I recently reviewed the Ss Brew Tech Brew Bucket, a 7 gallon stainless steel fermentation vessel for home brewing.  The bucket came complete with a conical bottom, a ball valve, locking lid, and airlock port, but other than it’s sturdy construction, […] 

SS Brew Tech – Brew Bucket

If you’re like me, home brewing sanitation is one your top priorities.  It’s this focus alone that causes stress when determining whether to ferment in plastic or glass.  Glass is sanitary and easy to clean, but it’s also heavy and […] 

The LAAW of Shu (Japanese Sake)

The Los Angeles Ale Works Sake/Nihon-Shu Project One of the greatest parts about home brewing is being able to experiment with drinks of any shape, size, flavor, and origin.  From beer, to mead, to wine, as long as you have […] 

LA’s JFC Sake Expo 2014

Letter from the Editor (who also happens to be the author of this post) We’ve been focusing tremendous attention on Los Angeles Ale Works, our private fundraising, and seeking out interested investors that want to help us take the brewery […] 

Beerfest Recap – Bite at the Beach Food and Craft Beer Pairing Event

The city of Manhattan Beach was treated to an excellent joining of various brewing and culinary delights in the first ever Bite at the Beach Food and Beer Fest last Saturday amid brisk breezes and sunlight in the back lot […] 

Bierkast Book Review: Decibel Presents The Brewtal Truth Guide to Extreme Beers

Decibel Presents: The Brewtal Truth Guide to Extreme Beers A Book by Adem Tepedelen As the resident headbanger here at Bierkast, it fell upon me to review this new book from Adem Tepedelen, which attempts to pair extreme beers with […] 

Falconettes Shop Brew Session

Situated in back of the Woodland Hills Home Beer, Wine and Cheesemaking Shop lies the Maltose Falcons‘ clubhouse.  Perhaps you’ve visited the shop to pick up some supplies for a brew and you didn’t notice it, but it’s there, unassuming in […] 

IPL & THE LAGER RENAISSANCE part 2 Q&A

I have tried a few delicious IPLs since The Humulus Lager revelation (read IPL & The Lager Renaissance part 1).  Pizza Port Brewing Claudie’s lager is a delicious example.  I still giggle every time I see a Humulus on a […] 

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