malt

Homebrewing beer: Potential Extract Values of Grains and Adjuncts

Homebrewing beer: Potential Extract Values of Grains and Adjuncts

BJCP CLASS – we were given a choice of presentation topics, and I chose Malt.  Turns out Malt is one of the very first presentations, so I’ve been scrambling through a very busy week (end of fiscal quarter at work, Baronial At-Home on Wednesday at my house) to get something […]

The gateway to beer: Braggots (oh how I love them)

The gateway to beer: Braggots (oh how I love them)

It’s a pretty well known phenomenon.  There is far more out there asking whether women can like beer than there is about beer for women.  There are more women who brew beer and blog about beer than ever before, and we get a lot of attention from beer-loving men (there’s […]

Making beers to welcome the cast of The Hobbit home

Making beers to welcome the cast of The Hobbit home

I was joking online with bccmee, who runs a website, fan video site,  YouTube channel, and more about the actor Richard Armitage, who’s playing Thorin Oakenshield in the upcoming The Hobbit movies.  After two years of mostly living and working (very hard) in New Zealand, I thought we ought to […]

Starting Yeast

Starting Yeast

I’m getting to brew a recipe from last year’s American Homebrewer Association’s national competiton – the Underwood’s “Blasphemy at GobblersRoost” (you’ll need an AHA login to view their Homebrewopedia); it’s a sack with buckwheat honey, raisins and oak aged with whiskey.  In getting ready, I’ve been mulling over yeast starters and […]

Brewing 101 Part 3: Things Beer and Mead Have in Common

Brewing 101 Part 3: Things Beer and Mead Have in Common

Notes from Brewing 101: What You Need To Know To Get Started, first taught at Atlantia University, Fall 2008 This is the class handout.  The class was taught to people interested in an historic context: Europe before 1600  Equipment list for both Beer and Mead Mead’s alcohol is honey-based, wine’s is grape-based, and […]