Here’s that promised Pasta Maker to Grain Mill Conversion HowTo.
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?
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.
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’ve encountered a few average porters and stouts recently, which lead to delusions of grandeur about the Robust Porter I brewed in May.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
It’s been 6 cold days since I brewed a Robust Porter during my first all-grain brewing session.
It took months ofresearch, tastingas many craft beers as I could lay my tastebuds on, to figure out what and why I do and don’t like (I’m still not sure). The aim: decide what to brew.