Accidental Sour (1)

So I threw together a batch back in March, a 2-row thing with beets and ginger, thinking it may pass as drinkable by my not-a-beer-fan wife after back-sweetening with some juice or other. Life got hectic and I let the airlock dry out in primary.  Bacteria set up camp. One would think this might be…

Beer with a Beet

I thought this would be something only I’d like but just about everyone who’s tried it gave it high marks!  Who woulda thunk?  A definite beet aroma and red color, it tastes less of beets than it smells.  Sharpish bitter after-taste which some might not like.  It’s definitely light, kind of a dry mouth-feel, but also…

The Blonde and The Hobgoblin

Finally, things are starting to come together with the brewing system.  After the Great Bacterial Blooming of 2015, I was hoping for a victory to pull me out of the brewing-equipment morale slumps and thankfully, this past session came through in spades.  We did 10 gallons of Centennial Blonde and 5 of a brew called…

17May2015 – Rye Special Bitter

Finally got to brew a batch.  Amazingly, everything went off without a hitch.  Still some rough edges to deal with, but no show-stoppers (finally!).  Pics of the brew day follow:            Pics go in order of the process.. Brew stand in its new corner location, mash tun ready for grains, strike water coming…

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512Brew is composed of beer enthusiasts in Austin, TX.  We get together to brew beer every once in awhile and this is our place to organize and record what we do each brew-session.  There’s enough beer being “sampled” no one would remember what we put into the fermenters if we didn’t post pics and notes.…