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Renewed Blog

I apparently blew up my blog trying to load a picture app at www.icrafthomebrew.com/pics/ and my latest backup didn’t restore properly… I guess I will manually backup myself weekly from now on.

I do have my backup from several weeks ago on my old website, so I stuck with that.  I think I might have only lost 1 or 2 posts, so not a HUGE mistake, something I’ll learn from.

 

Prost!

Fermentations Update

I’ve been pretty quiet on here lately, I just haven’t brewed this past 3-4 weeks.  I have been tending to the wine though and finally transferred both the Rose Hip Wine & Rhubarb wine to secondary fermenters.

My Pseudo Munich Dunkel is ready to bottle, I’ll knock that out later this week once I get another day off from work.

My next brew I now want to make up a Cranberry Wheat.  I listened to a Basic Brewing Radio podcast & Chris (editor of BYO) brought up his annual Cranberry Wheat recipe & it sounds intriguing.

Also, I want to knock out a SwarzenKolsch.  I had a Flat Tail Brewing Wetsuit Swarzenkolsch & tweeted about how it would be a great home brew experiment.  Mixing a nice Kolsch yeast & base with a swarzenbier malt bill.  Flat Tail tweeted back to me that they would let me know the recipe if I wanted it.

Sure enough!  I now have their recipe & will brew it after I do the Cranberry Wheat, likely both this next week.  I will send along a sample of the SwarzenKolsch to Flat Tail for some feedback.

Rhubarb Wine Sample- Still Chunky

Rhubarb Wine Sample- Still Chunky

Full Fermenters

Full Fermenters

 

A New Start

Well, it has been about three years since I’ve home brewed, and I am on my way to making my re-start.  I have decided to start THIS blog as a way to chronicle my home brewing adventures, log my craft brew tastings, and keep track of other misc things such as my recipes, nights out, and general craft brew & home brew news I find interesting.

I don’t expect this blog to be widely read, or read at all.  If that is the case, I am OK as it is mainly for my notes.  Instead of just relying on a spreadsheet for my tasting notes, some software to keep track and formulate my home brew, I will compile all things BEER for me, here.

Over time, I imagine I will have pictures of my brewing, beers I drink and other additions to this site (like a feed of my tweets).  I also will figure out the customization of the look of this site as well.

I welcome those who do find this site and browse over it, and raise a pint to your interest!