Racking Day Is a Very Dangerous Day

I’m getting ready to rack Batch 25 into a (long, long) secondary, on top of some Jim Beam Rye (Michael Jackson gave it 8/10!) and some oak chips. I’ve toasted oak for a few brews before; this time, I wanted a nice dark toast to pair with the rye and the residual sugars, so I [...]

Llama Llager

(Pronounced kind of like Jaromír Jágr, who, coincidentally, is a great case study in why the drinking age should be lowered.)

After Primary

Anyway, anecdotes aside (ain’t alliteration amazing?), about a month ago I brewed a small batch (final volume about 1.75 gal, so an 18-pack) of what’s essentially a Standard American Lager, complete [...]

Things I Hate #3: Units vs. Quantities

Sort of continuing the theme that the Internet is making everyone dumber, here are a couple gems from the Northern Brewer forums:

Fermenting Degrees?

Ok…my keg and CO2 tank have been in the fridge since last night and when I woke up this morning the PSI was around 425 with my fridge around 29 degrees.


Things I Hate #77: Family Guy

I’m not a big TV watcher, so I tend not to follow shows regularly for long: eventually I just sort of lose interest, gradually, over a few weeks or months or in between seasons. So it’s a new experience for me to be able to pinpoint the exact moment when I decided I would never [...]