I’ve been brewing off and on since 2008 and it wasn’t until yesterday that I realized you can intimidate yeast. Threaten it. Strong-arm it. Bend it to your will. The power of these wondrous little organisms may border on the mystical, but lean on a few cells and they fold right up.
It’s been a while since Part 1 of my series on all-grain equipment. I’ll have Part 2 up soon but in the meantime, the bonus is that I’ve brewed a few more batches and am more familiar with my setup. The 15-gallon BoilerMaker brew kettle and the Hurricane burner continue to be a great combination. There […]
Yesterday I finally brewed my first “all-grain” batch of beer. It was a great brew day. Everything went smoothly, my brewing buddy Eric and I had a great excuse to hang out, and we both learned a lot. After much reading prep, I really enjoyed seeing a few things with my own eyes. For example: […]
The successes, failures and sidetrips encountered in one Nashvillian's quest to make good beer. My name is Doug Brumley and my goal for this blog is to be an unpretentious resource for those interested in the hobby of brewing beer at home. I brewed my first batch of beer in June 2008 with friends, and I've been brewing more seriously since March 2009. I started this site to document my growth and to share what I learn about brewing and beer in general. I invite you to join me in the journey. Thanks for visiting and happy brewing. Cheers!