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Notes on Homebrewing

The making of Amour, a French Saison (and Saider!)

The making of Amour, a French Saison (and Saider!)

I haven’t been talking much about our homebrew adventures of late, but that’s not for lack of activity, just standard life craziness. So let’s update! All the way back in November I was asked to participate in the first ever CannonBLOG Event at Fifty West […]

So much cider.

So much cider.

Our first batch of cider is done!! It is golden and dry at a final gravity of 0.996 (to learn all about gravity click here). For reference, a typical American Pale Ale would have a final gravity of 1.010-1.015, and your driest saisons are as low as 1.002). We used […]

Off Flavored Beer, Lessons from Scott at Blank Slate

Off Flavored Beer, Lessons from Scott at Blank Slate

Ever drink a beer and think to yourself, hm, there’s something wrong here? Maybe it was a beer you’ve had a hundred times, but this time, it just didn’t taste right. You couldn’t place what exactly it was that tasted off, but it was definitely […]

From apples to hard cider, a How-To

From apples to hard cider, a How-To

I’m finally back from vacation (and have even passed the subsequent period of vacation-is-over depression), and am extremely psyched to tell you all about our apple cider adventures! A lot of beer drinkers poo-poo cider thinking that it is just a too-sweet girl beverage. Well […]

Adventures in Home-brewed Fruit Beers

Adventures in Home-brewed Fruit Beers

With temps well into the eighties (and even nineties by us!), I think it’s safe to say it’s summer: the season for refreshing fruit beer! Of course, fruit beers can be enjoyed year round, but I find that a nice light bodied, crisp beer with a […]