Oatmeal Milk Stout and mistakes

I might regret this one day but this blog is helping me categorize and put a time line to my play and progress doing what I love. The best combination in my mind is chocolate and peanut butter.  My idea is to take a rich and creamy beer and add that amazing flavor combination to…

Kombucha: Finding the right flavoring

I love natural flavored Kombucha, its perfectly funky and delicious.  I want to develop some good recipes for it because I feel there is a place for it in the local market and would like to pursue a business in it.  Like most pursuits though it is a road littered with failures.  My two most…

Peach Season

So I was at the grocery store and a pound of peaches were on sale for a dollar.  So I did what any sane brewer would do, I bought 10 pounds of peaches.  I didn’t know what I was going to do with them.  Peaches are one of those great fruits.  I love them.  Eat…

Do’s and Don’ts of Ginger Beer Continued

Ginger naturally has its own yeast that is commonly referred to as ginger bug.  While reading through the bread yeast crew online they stress the importance of scrubbing the ginger to make sure there are no bugs or dirt left on the ginger.  When reading I gave them the benefit of the doubt but after…

Do’s and Don’ts of Ginger Beer

Ginger beer a fermented mixture of Ginger, sugar, water, citrus (typically lemon), and some form of yeast. A friend of mine came to me asking if I had any advice for brewing Ginger Beer.  I told her off that bat that I had never brewed it before, gave her some simple brewing advice like sanitation,…