I was having a little braai on Monday instead of cooking – because why not? The decision was made to make roosterkoek instead of the usual braai bread.
Pasta Maker to Grain Mill Conversion
Here’s that promised Pasta Maker to Grain Mill Conversion HowTo.
Craft Beer Tastes Ultimate – Or the Other Way around?
Ultimate & beer are irrevocably linked. Ever since my 1st taste of craft beer at a tournament in Singapore, I rarely enjoy one without the other. But Ultimate, you ask, Ultimate what?
Craft Beer and Breweries in the Philippines
After spending most of 2013 in South Africa where craft beer is multiplying at a rate of knots, coming to South East Asia was a hard and dry awakening.
Tasting: Padas River Oatmeal Stout
Padas River Oatmeal Stout has been in the bottle for just about a week now, but I couldn’t resist and uncorked the first one last night. Named for a muddy river in Borneo, which is as exhilarating as it is brown and foamy, the stout sure does live up to its name.
I Dub Thee Padas River Oatmeal Stout
I’ve encountered a few average porters and stouts recently, which lead to delusions of grandeur about the Robust Porter I brewed in May.
Craft Beer Festivals in Johannesburg, South Africa
Gauteng may trail the Western Cape as far as craft breweries go, but on our ever-increasing list of beer festivals, Gauteng is neck and neck with the Western Cape. Here’s a look at beer festivals coming up in (mostly) Johannesburg.
Home-brewed KickAss IPA Tasting
I “test tasted” nearly my entire little nano-batch of half-matured KickAss IPA and almost exclusively by myself, save for 1 bottle that I gave to a friend for feedback. Not a great strategy for #IPADay, but at least there’s something else in the fermenter…
Discovering Old Main Brewery in Hilton, Pietermaritzburg
It was during a long drive to the Midlands Meander in KwaZulu-Natal last month, that my bru-in-law suggested a pit stop at what happened to be a brewery not yet on my radar.
My Home-brewed Robust Porter Tasting
After much of almost exclusively my own anticipation, I finally cracked opened one the recently-brewed Robust Porters for a tasting. Aside from the fact that it’s the first dark beer I’ve ever brewed, it’s also my first all-grain result.
Bottling the KickAss IPA
I firmly believe there are no such things as mistakes; only lessons. All Grain Brew #2 certainly taught me a few hops specific lessons. As a novice beer adventurer I have no shame in admitting and, in fact, feel obligated to record these lessons, lest I have to learn them more than once.
Bottling the Robust Porter
It’s been 6 cold days since I brewed a Robust Porter during my first all-grain brewing session.