Friday, January 4, 2013

Hail to the bus driver.

The bus stop is right in font of the door to the shop. Yesterday the driver got off, and asked to use the bathroom. I said yes, and then he started saying he was a homebrewer. When he went to the bathroom I popped a sticker on the front of the bus, and took this picture. I'm sure it looked really weird to everyone riding the bus! He bought some pbw, BS'd about brewin for a sec, tipped me a buck, and left. Hilarious!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Brevana HQ party

In the "green" room...

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Eleanor Abernathy

Caught a wild yeast in the homebrew store. Lets see what happens.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Chug

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Saturday, September 29, 2012

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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Harvesting Hops

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Canning With Coalition

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Friday, August 24, 2012

16ish year old Saxers

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Brewfest Weekend

Here are some pictures of our anniversary party/brewfest. I will post them without a captions, and let you wonder what's truly going on.

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Friday, August 17, 2012

XXX Hot PBW action XXX

Picked up all the kegs and jockey boxes today. Good to see all our friends and colleagues in such a short time over the last couple of days. Makes me really appreciate the community I'm in, and the passion that everyone around me has. If you're brewing in 100F+ then you are commited. Coalition has perhaps the coolest jockeybox, and I'm going to assemble Gigantics jockey box wich may seem trivial to most but is fun for me. So here is a picture of Coalitions j.b. that we're flushing with  hot PBW and a picture of The Commons j.b. with a small "Beetje" throwback that I think is really cool. It's the little things in life that make us truly happy...literally.

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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Upright Brewing

Fuck yeah I took the car pool lane.

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Coalition

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Funky Monky

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Shaken. Not Stirred.

Fresh culture of WLP099 and The Manilla Gorilla®(which is my house culture) straight off a stir plate still fermenting at 14.2% ABV. Even I'm kind of amazed. I wish I had pure oxygen...

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Sunday, August 12, 2012

Kegging

Heidelberg Pils malt with WLP099, Heidelberg pils with 2565 kolsch, and the oaked Cascadian Gratzer Ale.

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Saturday, August 11, 2012

No coupler =

No Rodenbach

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In Preparation...

Brewing a beer for my birthday on Nov 7th. Me and Adam dipped the candy canes in turbinado sugar. It was delicious

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8-11-12 La Glenn du Monde

Yeast cultured from La Fin du Monde for Glenn of course.

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

One Beers Trub is Another Batch's Treasure

After moving King Harvest to secondary, I pondered what to do with the leftover watermelon. I decided to go stout. I crushed up some country malt sample packets given to me by a local brewer, and just added some DME for ease. Good ol' Zeus to bitter, and some NZ hallertau for aroma plus about a gallon and a half of the dregs from KH. I decided to add some brett lambicus just to see what happens. I'm not sure if I've ever had a watermelon stout, or a brett infected stout, or a sour watermelon beer at all. A mere 3 hours after I brewed it there was an explosion! Of course I was out so not only did I miss it, but it made an extra large mess.


(notice the lid to the airlock in the bottom right hand corner )

Thursday, May 20, 2010

King Harvest II

The O.G. was 1.062 before I added any watermelon, and I didn't take the time to measure the watermelon puree's gravity. It tastes like last year's batch, but a little stronger. I'll save the dregs from primary, and I'm going to add a wheat mash to it, and a sour yeast of some sort(probably brett).


Friday, May 14, 2010

Thursday, May 13, 2010

King Harvest

Last year at spring time I was really excited about fruit beers, because I started brewing in the winter of 2008, and there was no more fruit to be had. One of my first(and favorites) was the watermelon wheat. A regular beer with a 50/50 wheat/barley base, and a shitload of watermelon. Last years batch had a 20lb watermelon(without the rind of course) pureed and added in primary. This year all I could find were 2 15lb watermelons, so I decided to just go for it. I also tried to weigh all the rind that I cut off, but my scale does not go that high. I added the puree about 3 days after I initially pitched the yeast, because I kept getting home after 10:00 pm every day, and I'm sure my neighbors wouldn't appreciate my blender whirring for a half an hour while they're trying to sleep. It might work out for the best, seeing as how the yeast will have a bit of a head start.