Tag Archives: ale

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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Making Up The Total

Before we get into the wine-making… I’m sitting here, having finally completed with the additions (except the yeast) to my two new wines. Today being the 18th, the first day of readiness*, I placed one of the Vagabond Gingered Ales … Continue reading

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Back From “Vacation”

It was a busy June, with Kim going to Kenya. And it was an even busier July, with travel to Florida (twice) and North Carolina to allow family to vacation while I still worked. But we are finally back. We still … Continue reading

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Hmmm… Now, What? Ginger!

Over the weekend, I picked Venus grapes – as I’ve already blogged about – but then realized I had a conflict that meant I really wasn’t going to be able to start primary ferment; the timing was bad for racking to secondary. … Continue reading

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Dark and Beautiful

Today, it was time to begin my next ale, this time a porter. How To Brew has an example recipe for a porter, and provides alternatives for all-extract, partial extract and all-grain brewing methods. I went with the all-grain approach, … Continue reading

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