Category Archives: Beer

Award-Winning Homebrew!

I’ve been homebrewing for 2 1/2 years now, and I’m certain that I’ve improved over that time. I usually set out to achieve a particular aroma, appearance, flavor, mouthfeel, and alcohol level, and I take careful notes about my process, … Continue reading

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CSA: Week 9

Okay, I’m falling behind in the blogging and for a while there we were falling behind in eating our CSA vegetables. Juliana keeps a list of our produce on a white board in the kitchen, and it was looking a … Continue reading

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BrewZaPalooza 2013: The Brews

Last summer I got it in my head to throw a big party with a bunch of homebrew from our cellar and as many pizzas as I could stand to grill. I dubbed it BrewZaPalooza. It was so much fun … Continue reading

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Homebrew: Liz Lemongrass

If you’re a homebrewer, there are a lot of benefits to being a member of your local homebrew club. You get to hang out with other people who are passionate about crafting beer, drinking beer, and talking about beer. You … Continue reading

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Hop Rhizomes Update

I finally got around to planting my hop rhizomes last week. I was probably too cautious, waiting until it seemed like the worst of the frost was over, but they’re in the ground now. My main reference was an article … Continue reading

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Hop Rhizomes

We’ve decided to try our hand at hop growing this year, and now is the time to pre-order hop rhizomes to plant in April. I’m eager to make a fresh-hopped IPA, but the chances of getting much of a harvest … Continue reading

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Homebrew: Son of Vlad RIS

This year I’m taking a more seasonal approach to my brewing, trying to brew and drink my homebrews when they’re traditionally or commonly made and enjoyed. First up is a Russian Imperial Stout (RIS) that I intend to age until … Continue reading

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Homebrew: Galaxy IPA

I just started using BeerSmith software to design my beer recipes, and one of the features I appreciate is the ability to export my recipes in BeerXML format. After some digging around, I found Derek Springer’s BeerXML Shortcode plugin (v. … Continue reading

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Teddy Pie

This is our version of shepherd’s pie. The topping is roasted butternut squash and goat cheese, making it creamier and more tangy than the traditional mashed potato topping. The lamb filling is enhanced by Upland Brewing Company’s Teddy Bear Kisses, … Continue reading

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