We went to the NHC Finals! Both physically and with our beer! Sorry bitches, vaca! So, what did we bring to the table? (Spoiler alert, it didn't bring home gold, or silver, ok, ok, or bronze) We created a hefeweizen called “Bier for Jaime” … [Read more...] about Bier for Jamie: Our NHC Weissbier Finalist
We finally made our first lager! That means we are in pretty deep now... In typical Katie and Jon fashion, we couldn't do anything too normal for our first lager. Our goal was to take a doppelbock and add the bitterness of a double IPA. A combo … [Read more...] about Double IPA + Doppelbock: The Luplinator
We homebrewers typically use carboys or buckets for our fanciful fermentations. We all have our favorites and no shortage of strong opinions..A quick recap of the commonly used fermenters. Buckets: Large opening for easy cleaning Usually … [Read more...] about FastFerment Conical Fermenter Review
How did that delicious craft beer in your tulip glass get there? Sure, you know how it was created.You are an educated homebrewer. But I am not talking about the process of making the beer. Most of us have got that down (or are working on it). I … [Read more...] about The Three Tier System in Plain English
This June, I attended Homebrew Con in Baltimore, MD. So much beer, so many seminars, such delicious crab cakes. Also, so many samples. Hop samples, yeast samples, and malt samples. Between Jon and I, we walked out with two bags stuffed full of … [Read more...] about How to Choose the Right Malt Before You Commit to a Batch
As I write this article, the NBA finals are creating a buzz in the sports world. Who is gonna take the title? I have to say, I really don’t care.. (Wonder how much shit I will get for that statement? I am a ‘Cuse girl myself. I know. That’s … [Read more...] about Things You’ll Only Understand If You Brew With a Partner
We are homebrewers, loud and proud. And we usually have a few things top of mind: Our next killer recipe Our mash efficiency (ugh what is it really?) “I want that cool new doodad!” And, of course... going pro "Would I ever do it? I … [Read more...] about What Does It Take to Go Pro?
You don't find a ton of women involved in homebrewing. And most of the ones you do find tend to be assistants in the home-brewery -- not full on partners in crime. I mean no offense by this. It’s simply an observation. I, on the other hand, as a … [Read more...] about True Life: I’m a Female Homebrewer