Author: Chris

Russian Imperial Mashup – DarkaPhuKov

Sometimes it’s a challenge to find what to brew. First challenge is picking out the style you want to brew. Sometime this is easier to do based on competitions and club challenges. Sometimes its...

My Brew Setup and Brew Day Process

I’ve had a few people ask me offline about my brewing setup and though it would be good to post some details about my setup. I brew using a 3 vessel system like many...

Vigorous Boil, Boil Off and Fermcap

“Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and cauldron bubble.” Are there any more accurate words for the finding the borderline between a vigorous boil and a boil over? For brewing it is important...

Low Tech Saison

Sometime something sounds like a fun idea, but reality doesn’t meet up with your expectations. That was the case with my low tech brew day up north. The idea was simple enough, brew a...

Minimizing Oxygen when kegging

Oxygen is the bane of beer. As home brewers we are constantly looking for ways to avoid letting it come in contact with our beer. These two techniques are specific to brewers who are...

Kriek Update

After 4 months in primary, I decided to transfer my kriek into secondary with some cherry puree. Took a tasting sample and it is starting to develop some character. Should be very nice come...

Double IPA with Rye

Sometimes you use an existing recipe as an inspiration when developing your own. I’m a big fan of Lagunitas Sucks, so I decided to make a new recipe taking this beer as the inspiration....

Berliner Weisse take 2

The last attempt at a berliner weisse didn;t turn out so well. After a week of sulpher stink (and having to take it out to the garage) the beer hadn’t devloped much sour. Despite...

1744 Porter Parti-Gyle Brewday

Welcome to the first brewday blog. It’s a couple days now since I brewed but I thought it would be a good addition to the site. This is going to be the first time...