What’s Brewing? – 11/13/13 Update

It’s been awhile since I’ve done one of these updates, so I thought I’d take a few minutes on my lunch break to share what’s been brewing — literally!

Two weekends ago (11/2/13) I had an enormous brew day where I brewed 5 gallons of bock (my co-worker, Derek, appropriately called it “NernBock”), 5 gallons of cider, and 1 gallon of a mini-bock (AKA, “NernBock Jr.”), which I collected from the spent grain.

This was my third all-grain batch and I’ve really been enjoying the whole all-grain process! I’ve also been thinking to myself, “WHY did I ever start with EXTRACT BREWING?!?” Continue reading

What’s Brewing? – 10/19/12 Update

In an effort to come up with some content for this blog, I’ve decided that every once in a while I’ll provide updates about my homebrew journey — aptly named “What’s Brewing?”

Since my first homebrew experience, I have acquired a 7 cubic foot chest freezer, and a temperature control unit to gain greater control over the fermentation temperature of my future brews. I was actually able to get this freezer at no cost, since my buddy’s parents had one they were looking to get rid of it — score! I purchased the control unity online through Northern Brewer. Continue reading