Tagged: brewing

Making a Pseudo Lager

What is a Pseudo Lager? For the purposes of this article it will refer to the creation of a lager-like beer with greater flexibility by using an ale yeast. Defining a Pseudo Lager beyond this can get tricky; technically ‘lager’ simply refers to an extended aging of the beer at cooler temperatures, which any beer… Read more »

Study Shows Isomerized Alpha Acids Can Help Increase IQ

By David Doucette The tides have turned on the “healthiness of beer” several times throughout my life, and likely yours too. Thankfully over the past few years newly discovered benefits have been more plentiful than newly discovered negative effects. Even WebMD (where we go to find out if our sniffle is actually an ultra rare… Read more »

Making Balanced Fruit Beers

So often we’ve tasted beers that have been over powered by the one ingredient that ends up giving it the hollow single identity so advertised on the label. Whether it is a label illustrating a personified ninja blackberry performing a front snap kick to a pint glass, or strawberry that has been re-imagined as an… Read more »

Brewing With The Seasons

A few years ago in the last golden days of a late English summer I brewed up a clone of the Dark Star Brewery‘s lovely Festival Ale. Everything went well on the day and I collected a good amount of beautiful wort. Unfortunately, after fermentation in the midst of a searing (and unusual) heat wave… Read more »

Three Vessel Induction Brewing System

I designed my very own induction brewing system that is based on a traditional 3 kettle system design. I wanted a way to brew great tasting beers, with the ease of brewing them in my basement. To do so I used 3 induction cookers and 2 pumps, powered by 3 dedicated electrical circuits run directly… Read more »

The Illustrated Brewer – Trappist Brewing

A beer brewed with love is drunk reasonably. A motto among the devoted monks who produce some of the most sought after and unique tasting beer in the world. Of course, Im speaking of the Trappist monks who create those delectable beers we love. Monks admiring beer is a common subject among Trappist-themed artwork these… Read more »

A Year In Review – Lessons Learned

September 27th marked the 1st anniversary for me and my new found love Homebrewing! I jumped into all grain brewing with both feet after first reading John Palmer’s How To Brew. I scoured tons of forums and homebrew community sites in search of the most detailed information and the best setup I could find before… Read more »

Brewing on the Edge of the World: Canada’s Arctic – Part II

NOTE: This is the second part of a two-part article. The first part can be found here: Brewing on the Edge of the World: Canada’s Arctic – Part I Now, I will cover my brewing practices, as made necessary by my environment. But first, a few notes on that environment. Igloolik Reservoir Pump House Water… Read more »

Brewing on the Edge of the World: Canada’s Arctic – Part I

The view of town from above the graveyard …. NOTE: This is the first part of a two-part article. The second part can be found here: Brewing on the Edge of the World: Canada’s Arctic – Part II I’m a fairly new member here. I thought I’d never have something interesting enough to put into… Read more »