Online journal of my homebrewing fun.

30 January 2006


Holy cow. Never use ebay while drunk, I guess. This pot retails for $215 I think.
Ebay Link
Looks like this weekend I will be making a Scotch Ale.. We'll see..

13 January 2006


Mmmm.. First homemade pizza.. Served with my IPA..
Pizza is pepperoni, kalamata olive, tomato and garlic. And for the crust, I substitued the IPA for the water.

10 January 2006

It is good to dream.....

Well I have not had the opportunity to brew recently. But that has more to do with my desire to upgrade some of my equipment and such. I have settled on making a HERMS system and have a decent idea of what I want to do, but now I need to come up with the cash flow to make it happen. Here is a cheap diagram of what I'd like to make happen.

Hmm.. didn't turn out as big as I thought it would be.. I will have to play with it a bit more. Click on the picture and it will make it a bit larger. I did manage to leave out that all this will be fed thru a pump. I was also thinking of setting this up similar to B3's 1550 system.. I think my immediate wishlist right now consists of a new brew kettle, more corny kegs and a refractometer. Once I manage to get a hold of these I will brew 3 or 4 batches back to back to increase my reserves.

Well my Penalty Porter keg kicked while I was listening to the archived podcasts of the Brewing Network show. I have to say, that show kicks some ass... Great information and good entertainment all at the same time. Its funny because they do quite a bit of drinking during the show along with the listeners. The more they drink the more interesting it gets. If you get the chance I highly recommend having a listen. They have archived all their past shows which you can get from their website or iTunes. They have a live show every Sunday at 8 eastern.

I have been contemplating what to brew next. I think I may be doing a Scottish Ale of some sort and perhaps a Milk Chocolate Stout. We'll see what happens.