Category Archives: Fermentation Log

Pickled Cherry Tomatoes

There’s a lot of recipes out there for pickled cherry tomatoes, although most are the quick variety adding vinegar, rather than fermented. And I definitely am shooting for fermented! Of all the recipes I saw, I saw various spices or … Continue reading

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Mid-Summer Fermentation

And other things, too! But more on that, later. Pickles The dill pickles turned out wonderfully. They are crisp outside, but a little softer inside. I could stand for more crunch, but am happy with what I have. Sean is not … Continue reading

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Too Soon For Vacation’s End

So, tomorrow it is back to work. I suppose it’s always too soon. Pain I dislike yellow-jackets. It’s simple, really. After over 5 hours, by thumb on my right hand is still throbbing. After getting home from a lunch meeting, … Continue reading

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Irish Red Ale, Continued

The Irish Red Ale I started last week was slow to get going, but is doing quite well now. After pitching the yeast, it took about 2 days for any noticeable foam. The foam started as a thin layer of … Continue reading

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Irish Red Ale

All that remains is to add the yeast. Everything went pretty smooth. No boil overs, a quick cool down, simple treatment of the grains. Almost too easy! I started by sanitizing everything, and throwing some water in the freezer. Then … Continue reading

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