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Octoberfest Beer bottled!

For my birthday, my parents got me two beer kits as usual. One was an Octoberfest, albeit with an ale yeast, which is not according to style. I just bottled it today, and I have taken absolutely no hydrometer readings! … Continue reading

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Ale and pie

Some production and consumption notes: Saturday I made a pumpkin ale. I have long wanted to make a clone of Souther Tier’s Pumking, but I’m not ready for all-grain brewing yet, so instead I picked up a kit of the … Continue reading

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A Memphis Rib Story

The words of C. B. Stubblefield adorn every bottle of Stubb’s barbecue products: “First of all, you have to have the taste and the time.” Well, I didn’t have the time today, so I had to buy a bottle of … Continue reading

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Brew Day – Porter Experiment

Last Saturday, I brewed the porter kit my parents bought me for my birthday. I decided once again to tweak it, this time by adding molasses (just shy of 1/4 cup) to the boil right from the start, then a … Continue reading

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Megapolis Festival and Other Notes

On the weekend of April 24th-26th, I will be volunteering at the Megapolis Audio Festival, in and around Harvard Square and the Elks Lodge in Central Square in Cambridge. This event features live performances, audio art installations, and workshops on … Continue reading

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Amber Bottled

Just for the record: FG: 1.023 Total yield was about 4.25 gallons. Beyond the usual loss to the yeast cake and the stuff left in the bottling bucket, I managed to overfill a couple bottles, and accidentally open the bottling … Continue reading

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Honey Orange Amber Ale

So, this afternoon, I used the beer kit I received as a Christmas gift from my parents. Here are the original kit ingredients: – 3 pounds Muntons Pale Extract (hopped) – 2 pounds Muntons Amber Extract – 1 pound mixed … Continue reading

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Upcoming Food and Drink Plans

For Christmas, my parents bought me an Amber Ale kit from Blackstone Valley Brewing Supply. I think I will make it next week, but I think I will modify it somehow. The people from the Homebrewing LJ community recommended steeping … Continue reading

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saison bottled

FG: 1.025 That's a little high. I probably should not have racked to secondary at all. Every smells saison-y. There was some stuff floating in the beer. I am wondering if that was just yeast or some other wild organism … Continue reading

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saison racked to secondary

Tonight I racked the saison to secondary, as the recipe recommended. Those keeping score will notice that I only have a single fermenting vessel. What I did was rack it to the bottling bucket temporarily while I cleaned and sanitized … Continue reading

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