London Beer Adventure

I’ve just returned from a week-long business trip to London. Since it wasn’t a vacation trip, two things were true: first, I was on my own. I didn’t have the family with me, so I was left to my own devices. Second, I was working most of the time, so I didn’t have all day [...]

So you wanna brew your own beer…

Disclaimer: In this article, I’m talking exclusively about all-grain brewing, because I’ve never done an extract batch and know nothing about it. There are good reasons why you might want to do extract brewing, and you can make good beer that way. But to me, the mash is the best, most rewarding part of brewing. [...]

Brew Day Notes: Bamf Simcoe IPA – “The Second Running”

This is the second time we brewed this beer. Another 10-gallon batch. We didn’t tweak the recipe at all, really. We just wanted to do the same beer, back to back, to really try to nail down our efficiency and streamline the process just a tad. Matt also wanted to try a different yeast strain. [...]

Lots of beers brewed, updates to packaging and brewery

We’ve brewed a LOT of beer in the past 3 months – at least for us. We’ve moved to 10-gallon batches without looking back. If you’re brewing 5-gallon batches right now with a converted keg setup – just do it. Move to 10 gallons. Unless you’re bottling.

So, Matt has some pics and updates [...]

Updates on beer, and blog!

We’ve been busy. First, I’ll just quickly mention that this is a new blog theme. I may not stick with it. If you have an opinion on it, leave a comment, good or bad.

Now for the beer!

Bamf Beer’s Black Asphalt Stout

First, the Black Asphalt Stout scared the crap out of us both. [...]