Category Archives: Brewing

Wet Hops Brew

Wet hops does not sound very enticing, but actually it refers to brewing with freshly harvested hops instead of the more common dried hops. Ideally, fresh hops should be used within 24 hours of harvest; and the beer should be … Continue reading

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Hard Cider 2013

The craft cider scene really exploded this year. It’s become the new trendy thing in Seattle. In fact, I was told that the city of Seattle now has the largest cider consumption in the entire US. In September, we attended … Continue reading

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Promising Beginnings

We tried our first beer today. Frankly, it’s amazing that we produced something drinkable at all. It’s quite malty with a fair amount of bitter, excellent head and carbonation, and a golden brown color. Bottled beer and yeast starter for … Continue reading

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Christmas Brew-haha

I must have been a good boy this year, because Santa brought me just what I had wished for: What is that device, you ask? It’s a magnetic stir plate to make a professional liquid yeast starter. Continuous stirring ensures … Continue reading

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What’s Brewing Now?

Our cidering experience emboldened us to try our hand at brewing beer. Conceptually, it’s very simple, but the devil is in the details. There are so many types of grain, hops, and yeast; so many different brewing recipes with very … Continue reading

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