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Brew Shed Complete and Brewing

Sunday, August 14th, 2011

The brew shed is looking good in time for the rains to return. It is a relief to have it done (at least on the outside). All it needs is interior trim. Slowly but surely all the equipment is migrating out there. The best part is the brewery is now operational. ...

Stone Brewing Tour in Escondido

Monday, August 1st, 2011

We had a chance to visit Stone Brewing in southern California last month. It is a blast, I highly recommend it. After the brewery tour, they give you a predetermined 'flight' of their four main beers. Tours are every two hours most days. We went on a Tuesday and it ...

Brew Shed Update

Saturday, June 25th, 2011

The shed is taking its final shape. The roof is on, skylight is in, and gutters installed. The electrical is in and the inspection passed! The paint job is just primer right now. It was all done by hand with rollers or by brush so it soaked in good. I ...

Brew Shed Is Framed and Sided

Saturday, May 14th, 2011

With the brew shed foundation poured and cured the project continued forward. It takes about a month for concrete to cure. It also takes about a month for spring to kick off in Oregon. Reminder to our readers: You know you are seriously addicted to home brewing when you start making ...

Brew Shed Slab Is Poured

Saturday, April 16th, 2011

The brew shed has gone from the drawing board to reality. The slab has been poured! Late into the evenings last winter I had been making plans for this project. Now it is underway! Next step is to frame and roof it. That will be happening ...

Brewers Cannot Spell – Fermentor or Fermenter?

Saturday, February 26th, 2011

How do you spell fermenter, fermentor? According to my text editor both are spelled wrong! It is the big tub we put the wort in, add the yeast to, and watch bubble. It can also be called a fermentation vessel, carboy, or simply the primary. According to ...

Brew Shed Plans The Obsession Continues

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

Home brewing is a fun hobby with many aspects. There is always something to do - a new batch, a do it yourself (DIY) build, or a brew shed. The progression starts with a $150 kit from a friend and a 5 gallon batch of ale. This can lead to spending ...

Benjamin Franklin’s Birthday

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

Benjamin Franklin's birthday is coming up Monday, January 17th. This year it happens to fall on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, which makes it a day off for a lot of folks in the US. I plan to brew in honor of both! Ben Franklin Quote: "Beer is proof that ...

Deschutes Brewery Tour

Saturday, November 27th, 2010

I visited Deschutes brewery in Bend, Oregon recently. The tour was fun and the free beer was great. They let visitors enjoy four complimentary 4oz samples from any of their main styles (Stout, Porter, Mirror Pond, IPA, and Cascade Lakes Organic). That works out to a ...

Ninkasi Tasting Room Tour

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

Something has been stirring, or brewing rather, in the Whiteaker neighborhood in Eugene, Oregon (go Ducks! - ranked No. 1 in Football, AP). No, not football, even though we did just STOMP UCLA yesterday, it is Ninkasi Brewing Co an aggressive craft brewer, which is quickly rising to the ...

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