Category: homebrewing

Yeast laboratories perform numerous tests so they can give us brewers details as to how we can expect yeast to behave. Along with the various flavours a yeast can provide, the lab also provides a range for which a product can attenuate. Punch this into our brewing software and we have a general idea of […]

2016 was a big year for us, since it marked my exit from the software industry and into brewing. I started attending the Niagara College brewing program in January and began to focus on levelling up my brewing by practicing a lot at home. V and I also spent a lot of time expanding our […]

Sometimes we want to step up our game and push our homebrews a little further in terms of appearance. We’ve gone ahead and taken care (and time!) to get all the labels off tons of bottles so at least our beers look a bit cleaner on first glance. Though, to take it further you want […]

Something that often comes up is needing to make adjustments and sometimes it’s just easier to pull out a calculator and do the math yourself. I have a clipboard that my brewday sheet goes on, and I’ll be sticking this onto it so whenever I need to make an adjustment to kettle volumes or figure […]

I’m relatively new to the beer competition scene and have only helped out at a couple. It’s mostly been to help with sorting or getting beers out to people when I’m stewarding. Until I judged for the BecauseBeer homebrew competition I was under the impression that only BJCP judges (or people with a BJCP ID) can actually […]

At the end of February I started up an experimental batch of stout where I’d be trying to get some salted chocolate flavours. Overall I’d say I missed that goal, but I’m still somewhat happy with the result and I learned quite a bit into how salt will have an effect on the flavour profile […]