Tasting Iterations 6 & 8

Recently, I’ve ended up comparing beers of varying OG and ABV due to overshooting my gravity with Iteration 7 and the changes made after Iteration 5 to help ensure consistency. However, versions 6 and 8 of this red IPA recipe are identical in grain bill, OG, and FG. This is one of the truer comparisons … Continue reading Tasting Iterations 6 & 8

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Iteration 7

Brew Day My last few brew days have had to be squeezed in to otherwise unaccommodating timeslots to make them happen at all; this brew day was no exception. If nothing else, I’ve become the king of multitasking. Tired, but determined to brew, I set my alarm to go off early that Saturday morning (which … Continue reading Iteration 7

Tasting Iterations 1 & 2

Memory is flawed. It’s science. We simply don’t have as accurate of a memory as we’d like to believe. Without going too Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, we misremember things all the time due to our perceptions, idealizations, and, quite frankly, desires for something other than what actually occurred to be true. Because of … Continue reading Tasting Iterations 1 & 2

From Concept to Competition

I’m Going to Brew the Same Beer for a Year There it is. That’s my plan. I’m going to take one recipe and tweak it over the course of a year. “But why? Won’t you get tired of drinking the same beer for a whole year?” you’re probably asking, as I already asked myself. The … Continue reading From Concept to Competition