I think I linked to the first part of this last year but there’s another post up and it’s really cool! This one is about a farmhouse brewery that had things custom built in the area in order for the brewery to function.
They have discovered a 5,000 year old brewery in China, with a recipe. That’s just awesome-though I’m pretty sure the beer we have now is better.
This post is, admittedly, more for my benefit. I found this cool writeup on ways to make carboy cleaning easier and I wanted to have it on reference. Of course, that I can provide this to readers who may homebrew is all the better! I especially like the rice option but really, anything that doesn’t involve filling my carboy with water and letting it sit is fine by me.
Brewers use a lot of water to make beer. We should always look for ways to use less water. Rice is biodegradable and cheap and if it works then that’s pretty awesome to me.
I’ll give it a go soon: Got a pale to transfer to secondary this weekend, so now is as good a time as any!
Longtime readers may know that I find most arguments about ‘the proper glass’ for beer to be ridiculous.
The glass should be clean. If it is, drink yer beer.
But I have to admit that this glass is pretty awesome. Admittedly, this is in part because I can understand its usefulness immediately. Plus, it’s a way to double fist in a single fist!
I am ripping this off from Fark, but sometimes, whatcha gonna do?
Beer, is there anything it can’t do?
(Rip off aside, the story is cooool.)
My friend Ed sent me this story about an amber ale brewed from a yeast that had been suspended in amber. For 45 million years.
Just sayin’ it’s pretty neat and you ought to check it out.
Finally, there’s a website to petition bars to carry beers you want. I’m not sure how effective this is; good bars pay attention to their clients and bring in beers those patrons want to drink. Bad bars don’t. But what the heck; maybe it’ll do someone some good.
I swear, sometimes life just gets better. Soon we’ll have homebrewers offering the ‘Prostate Porter” or ‘Melanoma Old Ale’.
Uh…those names are for cancers that the beer would prevent. Not cause.
The term ‘alcopop’ is usually thrown about to refer to drinks like Mike’s Hard Lemonaid. Hard alcohol without the drawbacks of the intense flavors of hard alcohol.
But someone has taken it literally, and I think that’s pretty neat. Not worth travelling to Virgina to try neat, but neat nonetheless.
Thanks to my friend A. Ho. for the link.