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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 […]

I’m a student in the Niagara College Brewing Program, and one caveat with the course is there’s no dedicated time for 4 months of continuous on the job training. This was changed a year or two ago, so the program went from being two years long to sixteen straight months (with two week breaks in […]

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 […]

BYO recently published their article about calibrating your equipment and it got me thinking about how the volumetric calibrations can often leave a lot to be desired. I’ve gone and added some graduations to a couple of my smaller carboys, but have yet to get around to my larger 6.5 gallon ones. Another area that […]

V and I had been planning on putting our keggerator together for years and picked up one of the Danby fridges from Costco a while ago. Due to lack of tools and desire to actually do anything, the project languished for a really long time. After moving into our new place and losing access to […]