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How-to: Build your own custom keg system

I guess this is a “how-to” kind of week. The best kind of how-to’s: Those that involve beer!

But first, I’m excited to say our Chai Latte Milk Stout is DONE and pouring beautifully out of our very own custom built tap system. You might remember that this recipe started out as a basic milk stout recipe. We then added a chai tincture that we made by soaking chai spices (cardamom, cinnamon, etc.) with vodka. We had to do some fancy math to figure out exactly how much tincture we wanted in the beer. When was the last time you did cross multiplication? Hubby was all over that one. This way, we knew the ratio of tincture to beer that would give us the exact flavor we wanted. Once the beer was ready for kegging, we used a sterile syringe to measure out the right amount of tincture and added it.

OK, keggerator time. Since hubby built this sucker, I’ll let him tell you exactly what he did: Continue reading How-to: Build your own custom keg system

Beer Diary, It’s days like these I’m glad I have beer to keep me warm.

Will the weather just figure out what season it is and where we are located in the world? I mean, really? For a while it was like spring, then it was like living on frozen arctic tundra, which I guess is probably a year round thing in the arctic, then back to “real winter,” aaand back to tundra. I don’t know whether to wear a t-shirt or never leave my house again. Currently not planning on leaving. Luckily we have a pretty good stock of homebrew right now. Me might even survive til spring.

crappy weather won't keep us from brewing

Continue reading Beer Diary, It’s days like these I’m glad I have beer to keep me warm.