Thursday, February 1, 2007

So it Begins

If this picture makes your mouth water, then you've found the right place. Starting in the front right and moving clockwise there is a Flanders Red/Bruin, Lambic, Brett Belgian Strong Dark with cherries on bourbon oak, and an Old Ale with Brett and wine oak.

I started home brewing about 2 years ago after taking a class called “Beer Brewing and Appreciation” during my Senior year of college. Quickly I realized that while it was pretty easy to get my hands on a good brown ale, stout or IPA it was much harder and more expensive to get the more eccentric beers. After about a year of making relatively traditional brews I started to brew more interesting and complex recipes.

This log of my brewing activities will hopefully serve to help other people who like me have a fascination with weird yeast, sour beers, and all other things fermentable. As time goes on I hope to cover not just beer but the entire scope of home fermentation including hard cider, sauerkraut, sourdough, kombucha, ginger beer plant, yogurt, cheese and I'm sure I'll find others.

2 comments:

Brendan said...

are those the furniture legs in the carboy al a Raj?

Rad Blog- Tracked you down through the bbb.


will return...

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The Mad Fermentationist said...

Good eye, I'm planning on doing a post on those soon. Those are great, but they are a pain to remove from the neck of the carboy and the Flander's Red carboy actually developed a crack when I reinserted the wood (thus the electrical tape around the necks). I think I have an idea for an improvement, but I have yet to try it.

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