One Month Hop Update

30 04 2011

It’s been about a month since I planted the hops, and let the record show that I’ve successfully sprouted all three hop rhizomes. The weather Read the rest of this entry »


Blind Pig IPA clone Dry Hopping

19 03 2011

The Blind Pig IPA clone has been in the primary fermentor for 6 days and fermentation has slowed to a crawl (a bubble every 10 or so seconds). It’s time to move it to the secondary fermentor for dry hopping.

I sanitized all the equipment Read the rest of this entry »

St. Paddy’s Day

17 03 2011

Happy St. Paddy’s day!! Hope you are enjoying some of this sweet nectar.

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Blind Pig IPA clone brewday

13 03 2011

So I smacked my yeast starter pack last night and awoke today to an inflated yeast pouch — hopefully that means my yeast is healthy and ready to go. I decided not to do a small starter as everything I read said that this starter size should be adequate for wort up to 1.060 OG. I’m shooting for Read the rest of this entry »

Partial Mash Blind Pig IPA clone

11 03 2011

The first brew I’m going to attempt in the new house will be a Blind Pig IPA clone I found on After trying to eliminate the ‘extract twang’ from my previous brews to no avail, I’m trying a partial mash strategy to hopefully produce a better beer.

In order to brew this recipe, I needed Read the rest of this entry »

Keep ’em Guessing

13 04 2010

It’s happened to everyone (I think) — Standing in an elevator Monday morning and some poor sap is frantically trying to make themselves look presentable on the ride up. Their clothes are wrinkled — and given that it was St. Patty’s Day yesterday — there is an unmistakable Read the rest of this entry »