Break out the Stout

After my first ever abandoned brew day the previous weekend (I had a cold and it was too windy for the propane burner to stay lit) I resolved to do whatever it took to get a brew on the following weekend. Which was last weekend. The cold had subsided somewhat and although the weather was …

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Brew Day

Brew Day on Vimeo. I think I can call this the first brew day of 2013, given that my last brew day was New Years Eve 2012. I decided to try a bit of time lapse video with this one. Nothing too well planned as you can probably tell. Just stuck up a few cameras and …

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Build me a Beer Cooler (Part 1)

Kegerator – noun (keg-er-a-tor) 1. A device which was one a common refrigerator  but is now something entirely different and wonderful. 2. A place to cool kegs of beer in order to serve them (to yourself) Right after I made the decision to get in on the beer keg bulk buy (corny kegs for anyone …

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Happy New Beer

I thought a little ‘year in brewing’ review was probably called for as the end of 2012 will mark my first year as a home brewer. If at the same time it serves to give a few of those currently on the fence about taking up the hobby a bit of a kick in the …

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Hobbies and Hiatuses

Or “a not so brief description of what I’ve been up to” possibly. Buying and drinking beer apparently. I have also been making it though. This was the fridge a couple of weeks ago after a particularly interesting visit to Sainsbury’s outside Belfast. I’ve tasted about half so far and there’s only one I took …

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