I hope you all had a good weekend. A few weeks ago I was able to attend SpringFest – A Celebration of Hops in Boston. This gathering featured some of the best “hopified” craft beers from 25 breweries all around New England. Here are just a few of the breweries that were on hand….
Each brewery bought some uniquely hopped beers but I thought a few stood out amongst the pack.
This was a great show and I can’t wait for Round 2 in July where Space 57 will be featuring Farmhouse Ales. To find these craft beers check out http://www.craftbeer.com. Thanks for reading and happy brewing.
Good Morning everyone….. I have been somewhat busy for the past month, but
I started to acquire a taste for these after attending the 1 Year Anniversary of Night Shift Brewery in Everett, MA. (#nightshiftbrewing). If you live in the Boston area, you should really check these guys out. They have been doing some wonderful things with sours and very unique Belgian yeast-strands.
This past weekend, I attended SpringFest, A Celebration of Hops in Boston. I’ll be posting a full review of who was there and
First off, I want to apologize for taking a month off. Things have been busy with work plus getting the flu hasn’t helped either. I have a ton of updates coming so please be patient. Project Pure Awesomeness is almost complete and I have finalized a brew schedule for the spring and summer. Stay tuned and happy brewing.
For you IPA lovers out there…. check out Jay’s Brewing Blog. He makes some very good suggestions about brewing your IPA. It’s got me thinking for Fat Pants IPA v2.0
If you are like most homebrewers out there, most likely you have tried an IPA. If you haven’t you’ve been living under a rock for the past 5 years (I only kid). The fact of the mater is, IPA’s are becoming and have been a big sensation in the craftbeer/homebrewing world for some time now. Recently I just put up a post about my general opinion of them and got a lot of feed back. I wanted to have a follow-up post of though.
One of the great things about homebrewing is that you can MAKE tweaks to what ever you want. So I have compiled 6 friendly suggestions to help keep your IPA’s fresh, different, and still something that stands out among IPA’s that are out there. I’ve made plenty of IPA’s in the past, and even now I will still make experimental batches of…
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I apologize for the long hiatus, but I do have a few updates for you. Phase 2 of Project Pure Awesomeness is complete. This weekend I was able to get my kegerator back home to finish the plumbing and test the lines. Everything came out exactly as planned.
I found out there is a bit of fine
I was also able to transfer Fat Pants IPA v. 1.0 into the keg .The hop aroma was wonderful. It had a very fruity and citrusy smell. I can’t wait to try some. “Here Lloyd…. This Helps” German Witbier (infused with Serrano peppers, lime, and ginger) went into a keg as well. This is going to go under the experimental series but I need to give credit to the guys at Ballast Point Brewing. I had their version of this and it was delicious. I can only hope mine comes remotely close to tasting as good as theirs.
Next up is Phase 3 of Project: Pure Awesomeness…building the box the kegerator will go into. Stay tuned and happy brewing.
Sorry for the long delay. I will be completing the kegerator this weekend so please stay tuned for updates and pictures.
Happy Monday Everyone,
I hope you all had a nice relaxing weekend. Sunday was a very productive day before the Super Bowl festivities started. After about 6 weeks of aging, I finally kegged my Schneider Aventinus clone. Side note: make sure you check the seals on your keg. I spent about 30 minutes trying to figure out why the keg wasn’t holding pressure. It turned out that one of the seals was missing. It was very frustrating. I digress.
I was also able to rack my IPA into the secondary fermenter and dry hop it with some Sorachi Ace from Japan. This is going to give the beer a lemony undertone with some added bitterness.
In regards to the kegerator (AKA Project Pure Awesomeness), I was able to epoxy the collar to the freezer this weekend. I’m going to let that bond for a couple days and then reattach the hood. After that I can work on all the plumbing and then we’ll be ready to go. It’s going to be LENGEN…… DARY.
This Saturday I’m going to tackle a hefeweizen and infuse it with Thai chilies, lime, and ginger. Stay tuned and happy brewing.