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January 12, 2017

Competition planning

by Matt
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As you may have guessed from the above image, I’m pretty excited that Newfermenters (the local homebrewers Facebook group here in Newfoundland and Labrador) have announced the annual brewing competition. At this point, it’s tentatively scheduled for June 18th, so that would be a cool way to spend Fathers Day. Since my Triple Buzz Stout […]

November 20, 2016

Advent Calendar 2016

Wow…it’s been a while since I’ve updated here. I have definitely been doing some brewing, just haven’t been great about keeping this up-to-date. I also owe the wiki some updates from my analog notebook. Anyhoo, on to current news. I decided to participate in a homebrew advent calendar, organized through the “Newfermenters” Facebook group. 24 […]

March 21, 2014

Centennial SMaSH

by Matt
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Cross-posted from 7cubed.ca No, I’m not destroying anything one hundred years old. This is my first foray in to all-grain brewing! So, if I’m not breaking stuff, what does SMaSH mean? It’s an acronym for “Single Malt and Single Hop”. The idea behind it is to focus the flavour profile of a beer on a […]

November 10, 2013

Two beers at once-Stout and Honey Blonde Ale

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After taking a bit of a break from brewing, it seemed like a good time to jump back in. Virginia had suggested that we make a stout next, so I picked up the kit and stashed it in the storage room. Just after picking up the stout kit, I won a free kit courtesy of […]

October 2, 2013

WHEEAATON! Pale Ale is in the bottle

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60 Days in, and the Pale Wheat Ale is finally in the bottle. We bottled on September 20th, and it is nearly ready to crack open the first one. The carboy time didn’t do much for the gravity – it came down to 1.017, which comes out to about 4.4% ABV. We got a total […]

August 19, 2013

WHEEAATON! Pale Ale Update

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Virginia and I siphoned the beer over to the carboy yesterday. Took a gravity measurement, and it came out at 1.018 – MUCH more on track with what I would expect. Technically, we left this batch on the lees a bit long (should’ve been after 3-5 days, whereas yesterday was Day 11), but I don’t […]

August 9, 2013

WHEEAATON! Pale Ale is brewing

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Virginia and I started brewing this batch on Wednesday (August 7), using the Brew House Pale Wheat Ale kit. Really looking forward to it, since the ingredients list reminds me a lot of the Samuel Adams Summer ale. I’ve been keeping a list of potential beer names, but none of them quite seemed right for […]

July 16, 2013

Brewing “The Monday” Pilsner

by Matt
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Ever since I met my friend Phil, I’ve had the itch to make my own beer. Phil has been brewing his own beer, cider, and other fermented potables for a while now, and assured me it wasn’t terribly difficult. At the time, Virginia and I were living in a one-bedroom apartment, so I didn’t really […]