f00 Brew – Pale Horse Ale bottled…

We bottled the Pale Horse Ale last night. Fortunately I had enough time during the day to clean and prep the bottles for our bottling. The priming mixture got a little too cold, because I got distracted, but I got it warmed back up to the right temp and all went well. Its going to…

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There was a pale ale, a stout and a civic and they…

Saturday’s stout was a great success! Beyond that though, we sold the civic Saturday too. I have to admit that I’m pretty bummed to see it go, but its for the best, I suppose. Sunday we finished the beginnings of a raspberry pale ale. We’ll have to see how that goes. For the fourth of…

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Interested in the Brewing Process?

I love HowStuffworks.com it’s the greatest, and it didn’t fail me with an article on how beer fermentation works and how beer works in general. Check it out! On another note, YouTube is another great reference. My favorite so far has been learning about All Grain Brewing from Chris Knight. Currently I’m doing a mini-mash/dry…

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Brewing is fun and sometimes frustrating…

Well things have been interesting on the brewing front. We moved our second batch to a secondary fermenter Wednesday. Everything was going well, but apparently there was a failure to take into account the possibility that aeration via the funnel and all that might cause a new burst of fermentation. We ended up with a…

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Fiesta Charra – DeWitt, Michigan

As you may or may not know, I love Mexican food! I try to go out to different restaurants and try as many different things as I can. Though lately I’ve been having trouble deciding what to try. But that’s a different story. The latest place we’ve gone was Fiesta Charra in DeWitt. The atmosphere…

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So far, so good with the brew…

The first batch of Rev. Porter has been bottled! We managed to do it Saturday night. It took longer than I expected and I think I ended up with Sediment in the bottom of some of the bottles, but hey it’s my first try. Now to wait for the carbonation and hope the caps don’t…

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Homebrew…

Well we’ve taken the plunge and decided that it would be much more cost effective to brew our own beer. We’ll have to wait and see if it actually turned out though… But hopefully we’ll have a nice porter in a couple weeks. 😀

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Hill’s Fine Cheeses

I love cheese. I always have and always will. Now I have even more reason to love cheese, and that is Hill’s Fine Cheeses! I had some aged Gouda from them last weekend and I just about drooled on myself it was so good. Think of it as Homer Simpson in one of his day…

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¡¡¡2008 Festivals start this weekend!!!

Its that time of year… Festival Season is beginning! And yes, I mean Festival with a capital “F”! We got our copy of the 2008 LSJ Greater Lansing 24/7 with the Sunday Paper. Right there on the front is “63 Festivals – Don’t miss out on these celebrations”. So, here we go with some highlights!…

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Now that was good food!

I went to Los Tres Amigos in East Lansing last night. Holy mole! Good good food! Almost too much to choose from, so it was a good thing that my friend was there to help me choose. I got Combination #9 a tamale, an enchilada, rice and beans. The tamale was superb and you really…

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