Category Archives: Fermentation

Batch 75 (It’s An English Bitter)

Earlier this week I did the final racking, priming (DME, about half what the recipe said since bitter’s aren’t really known for much in the way of carbonation) and bottling of the English Bitter that has been underway the last … Continue reading

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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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Odds And Ends

Peppers! The ornamental peppers, which we removed from garden-proper and potted to make room for other peppers are coming along nicely. Kim says to me today, looking at the picture, “Did you try one? How was it?” “No, they’re ornamental. Wasn’t … Continue reading

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