January 2008 archive

My Beer Brand Redux

Well, despite the poll I had showing Fat Guy Beer the winner of “What to Brand My Beer.”  Well, given that this is MY beer, and I’m the one brewing it, that gives me the right to name it whatever I feel like. So, in that dictatorial spirit, I decided I’d go with a more …

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What To Brew Next?

Friday is payday, and I’m planning on brewing some more beer.  Question is, what should I brew? I’ve been toying with doing an IPA, since I love IPA’s.  I love stouts too.  I like bitters.  I love a good porter (I had a terrible one at the Horse Brass two weeks ago- it was like …

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Bottled Stout and Framboise

Tuesday night I bottled up my oatmeal stout I made.  Let’s just say it starts like a Guiness and finishes with a smoky bitter taste.  I won’t blame anyone if they don’t enjoy it.  I think it will be an OK drink, but not what I was hoping for (my next one will be brewed …

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The Beer Branding Contest

After a round of comments suggesting what to name my beer brand, I thought I’d put it up for a vote. So, follow the link here to vote on your favorite name for my beer brand. Go now! Follow the link and vote! Let your voice be heard!

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What to Name My Beer Brand

A co-worker of mine asked me if I thought of a brand name for my home brew.  Wow, good question.  I wanted to label them just so I knew what was in each bottle, but I never thought about branding it (that’s what digital designers who worked for Nike think about.) So, I had some …

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Bottling Beer and Making Oatmeal Stout

Last night my friend Jared came over to show me how to bottle the beer I brewed and also to help me make some oatmeal stout. Things went a little weird, as I didn’t know what I was doing and Jared was too tired to think straight. So, I’ll relay the brewing first, then the …

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First Batch Fermenting

Just made my first batch of beer last night.  Pitched the yeast right before bed, so just have 6 to 10 days till I can bottle it. Thanks for the help getting started, Jared.  I’ll let you know how it turns out!

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