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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 […]

[Note: Many of these links are off to the BrewNorth home-brew shop (with referrals set). I am not affiliated with them, and can provide links to alternative home-brew stores for you to shop around.] So you want to start brewing and after looking around online, see all these shiny and elaborate brewing systems. Or perhaps you […]

One of my Brew Year Resolutions is to improve my note taking, and preferably use paper for taking those notes. Up until now I’ve been using BeerAlchemy for all my note taking and while it’s been working out fine, it’s had a few issues. From a users perspective, I have had the software completely wipe […]

This actually is Lactobacillus. Brewing with this one would probably kill you.

Sour beers are an old beer that’s quickly coming into fashion once again. Traditionally they were sour because the brewers didn’t know any better. “God is goode” took this sweet substance and turned it into something that tasted kinda weird but was safe to drink and you also felt kinda good. Since Pasteur we know what […]

It took me more than 3 years before I started entering my beers into home-brew competitions. I’d always been worried about all the things I could be bad at. Even worse, I’d be worried that I’d find out the beer I’ve been making is terrible. After a bit of a brewing hiatus I decided that […]

Years ago, before we lived in Toronto, we’d come here and each time make sure to seek out whatever was new and local. Beer travel has always been one of our favorite beer related activities. Wherever we go, I always do some preliminary online scouting. Sometimes, that will take us to some unexpected places (like […]

A few months ago I learned about Square Timber brewing company through my parents via Facebook. V and I aren’t often in the area, so when we were going to be in town for a wedding we made a point to stop by and check the place out. Square Timber is a new entrant to […]

Noble Hop, a local homebrew shop, decided to run a “for fun” brewing competition called “Iron Brewer”. The entry fee was only 20 bucks so V and I decided we’d give it a shot. We were given 10 lbs of 2-row along with 3oz of Cascade hops. We are allowed to choose whatever yeasts or […]

Last weekend V and I took the opportunity to escape the city and go camping. Our plan for the trip was to just enjoy campfires, trout fishing and nature for a couple of days. Originally we were going to take a trip to Elora Gorge but with the expected bad weather, we opted for a […]