Monthly Archives: December 2006

Rogue Dead Guy Ale

Tonight I’m making a clone of Rogue’s Dead Guy Ale. It’s a fantastic beer. I cannot get it here in Canada, so I have to pick some up whenever I go down to Grand Forks (ND), like next weekend. I’m … Continue reading

Posted in Beer, Recipes | Leave a comment

Update on the mild ale

Well, it looks like the Beano thing may actually be working. My “KMS Dark Mild” recipe stopped fermenting at an SG of only 1.018, leaving me with about 50% attenuation. I’m happy to report that the SG is now down … Continue reading

Posted in Beer, Techniques | Comments Off on Update on the mild ale

Trouble with the club Mild Ale

About 3 weeks ago, I made a mild ale that my local homebrew club is doing as a group brew. After I made the whole batch and was waiting for fermentation to start, I discovered that my thermometer was not properly … Continue reading

Posted in Beer, Techniques | Leave a comment

Ecchhh … that’s not a premium beer!

Last night, I drank a beer and was truly disappointed with it. Copperhead is marketed as a Bohemian-style pilsener by Steelback Brewery in Tiverton, Ontario. Their website describes it as follows: “Copperhead is a Bohemian style Pilsener brewed exclusively for those … Continue reading

Posted in Beer, Styles | Leave a comment

Win some money!!

Brewing up a dream Contest promoting Sam Calagione’s book includees $10,000 prize Wiley Publishing has launched a contest to promote the paperback release of Dogfish Head Brewery founder Sam Calagione’s “Brewing Up a Business.” The winner of the “What Dream … Continue reading

Posted in Beer News | Leave a comment

Yeast strain comparison chart

I came across this great yeast comparison chart the other day and just had to share it here. Bryan Peretto, of the “Knights of the Mashing Fork” put this together and posted it on their website. Some substitutions are exact … Continue reading

Posted in Styles, Yeast | 1 Comment

ProMash tutorial from Youtube

This is a tutorial on mash temps, using ProMash. With my recent problems, or more precisely inattention to detail, I should pay close attention to this one!!

Posted in Techniques, Videos | Leave a comment

New Strains from Wyeast

Looks like this Wyeast 1469 is most likely the Timothy Taylor strain. Time to do a Landlord!  Wyeast 1469 West Yorkshire Ale From a well-known and highly regarded brewery in Keighley, West Yorkshire, England. Full chewy malt flavor and character, … Continue reading

Posted in Yeast | Leave a comment

Now those are old beer!!

Beautiful beer lost in the vaults since 1869 From the UK Telegraph website  It was brewed in the year that the Suez Canal opened, Charles Dickens embarked on one of his last literary tours and the Cutty Sark was launched … Continue reading

Posted in Beer, Beer News | Leave a comment

Youtube clip of active fermentation

In an effort to bring you more quality content, I’m experimenting with posting videos from youtube. I’ve never seen a primary fermentation as active as this one. Is it alive??

Posted in Videos | 1 Comment