Brewers Make Wort, Yeast Make Beer

Brewers Make Wort, Yeast Make Beer

    I was in San Diego this past week for the Craft Brewers Conference 2012. Among the many highlights of the conference was the party Friday night at White Labs. What’s better than burlesque girls serving beer, fish tacos and good people to drink with? How about 5 different worts fermented with 4-6 yeast … Continue reading

What do you know about Podpiwek?

What do you know about Podpiwek?

Recently a friend of mine gave me a pack of Podpiwek Kujawski when she found out I was a homebrewer.  I’d never heard of it before, but she told me that she’d remembered it from her childhood in Poland and recently found it at a Polish store in Brooklyn.  When she handed me the package … Continue reading

It’s So Easy

It’s So Easy

The unusually warm weather in New York this Spring has me craving some nice Summer wheat beers.  Truthfully, I never really brew wheat beers and don’t know why because there’s nothing like a Witbier or Weissbier on a hot day.  I love wheat beers with some additional things like bitter orange peel, lemon peel, coriander … Continue reading

The Kitchen Is Getting Hot

The Kitchen Is Getting Hot

  The challenge with being a homebrewer in NYC is that the majority of us brew in the confined spaces of NYC apartments.  Compared with our suburban and rural brothers and sisters in brewing, most of us urban brewers start off having the disadvantage of not being able to use those awesome 50,000 BTU outdoor … Continue reading

Delayed Brew

So, I thought I was going to brew yesterday but it did not happen due to a baby that completely wore me out.  Planned much better today and got brewing early tonight.  While setting up to brew late in the afternoon I got to thinking about the days of coming home from school and watching … Continue reading

It’s About Time

Tomorrow is going to be my first homebrew day in about 4 months.  I was a bit side tracked recently by this super cool baby named Kol that came into my life 3 months ago.  This week is also the first week of 9weeks I’ve take off from my job to hang out with my … Continue reading