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Exceptional Sometimes or Very Good All the Time?

As a trainer, one of the most common questions I get is, “Will you taste this?” (And not just at the cafes I am responsible for). 858 more words


Pico Brewing, the next best thing to home brewing?

When people think of home brewing, they imagine someone sitting outside in the cold and spending countless hours watching over a kettle.  Myself being one of those people, I went searching for an easier option to creating delicious suds without the pain in the arse of brewing from a cooler. 455 more words


Module 10.1: Quality Control, Sanitation & Cleanliness

Date: April 29, 2015
Time: First Hour, 6:30-7:30 PM

Topic: Quality Control, Sanitation & Cleanliness
Guest Speaker: Arne Johnson
Tasting: Yes… 59 more words


Mash Tun Upgrade

When I re-purposed a 5 gallon drink cooler into a mash tun (and let’s face it, that is a much more dignified purpose than simply serving water out of) I opted to go with a cheap, simple steel braid.   218 more words



I recently read a blog ( http://www.thrillist.com/drink/nation/tricking-women-into-drinking-beer-lies-men-tell  ) by a woman complaining about attitudes towards women and beer (particularly the attitudes of men).  I found it pretty interesting, and while I haven’t experienced all of the situations she mentions, I feel the need to have my own little input… 1,066 more words


Sleeping Indian Vineyard

About a million years ago, when I was still a long-haired hippy living in an apartment in Brooklyn, I used to brew beer. It started out as a curiosity from reading a book. 1,135 more words