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.


brendan said...

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

Rad Blog- Tracked you down through the bbb.

will return...


The Mad Fermentationist (Mike) 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.