Tuesday, April 22, 2008

And the winner is...

Not me exactly, but my Pine Tar Porter took 3rd of 19 porters in the World Expo of Beer homebrew competition. Being that it was my first entry ever and I've only been brewing all-grain since December (I've been brewing for over 5 years total), I couldn't be happier about it. I've also brewed my first all-grain wheat beer on Sunday. I learned a few thinks about the water retention differences of wheat and barely malt and what a stuck run-off is. In other homebrew news; the hops are poking out of the ground in my garden and I planed a 20x10 patch of 6-row barley yesterday. More on all that later.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Brewing photos as segue to future post

I've been meaning to post about my recent equipment changes/acquisitions, but these photos of my new bottling hydrometer taken by my lovely and talented wife will have to suffice for the time being (Avuncular Dunkel SG= 1.0125).