Tags: Homebrewing

Best Places to Buy Craft Beer in Columbus

Mar 10, 2013 - Beer - 0 Comments - Standard

One of my favorite things about drinking craft beer is the adventure involved in trying to get my hangs on some of the more difficult to find beers. There is certainly no shortage of great places to buy craft beer in Columbus, including some chain stores, such as Giant Eagle and World Market. Those stores, […]

Homebrew Batch 3

Jul 27, 2012 - Beer - 0 Comments - Standard

For Fathers’ Day my wife bought me a new brewing kit with the necessary ingredients to brew an American Pale Ale. Although we already have all the basic equipment we need for brewing, this kit is a little different. The most significant difference in this set-up versus our previous is it came with a 1-gallon […]

Homebrew Batch 2: Tasting

Apr 13, 2012 - Beer - 0 Comments - Standard

For our second batch of homebrew we used a Wheat Beer recipe kit and added an orange “tea” to the fermenter with the beer (which you can read about here). The goal was to add some citrus flavor and aroma to the beer and it was certainly a success. This brew pours a rich amber-orange color with […]

Homebrew Batch 2: Brew Day

Apr 12, 2012 - Beer - 0 Comments - Standard

Since we deemed our first batch of brew a success, and since we felt that we had learned a lot from the experience, we felt comfortable enough trying something new. For our second batch we purchased a Wheat Beer recipe kit from our local homebrewing supply store which contained all the ingredients we would need for a […]

Homebrew Update: The Finished Product

Mar 18, 2012 - Beer - 0 Comments - Standard

After several long weeks of waiting, our first homebrew is finally ready. It has been a fun and exciting process, but this is the moment of truth. This is when we’ll know if all time and energy we’ve invested have paid off, or if it was all a tremendous waste. Going into the project, we told […]

Homebrew update: Bottling!

Feb 25, 2012 - Beer - 0 Comments - Standard

After patiently waiting for the beer to ferment, it’s finally time to bottle. I had been putting bottles back for a few months because I was planning on recycling, but reusing them is just as good. I soaked the bottles in water for a few hours, then started taking off the labels. Once I got […]

Homebrew Update

Feb 20, 2012 - Beer - 0 Comments - Standard

Our first batch of beer seems to be going rather smoothly so far. As I mentioned here, the brew was transferred from the primary fermenter to the secondary last week. Upon a brief taste test by Jason, it seems to be on it’s way to being a pretty good brew. This week he will be […]

Our First Attempt at Homebrewing

Feb 11, 2012 - Beer - 0 Comments - Standard

I mentioned not long ago that I was giving some serious thought to brewing my own beer. It’s something that Jason and I had been talking about for a while but neither of  us had gotten around to purchasing the necessary materials. Well, the day after I wrote that post, Jason took the initiative by getting everything we needed, […]

Some Thoughts on Homebrewing

Feb 03, 2012 - Beer - 2 Comments - Standard

As much as I love beer, I admit that I am far from an expert on the topic. However, ever since I was introduced to craft beer, I’ve been intrigued by the various styles of beer and the interesting ingredients used to produces them. Also, I’m deeply fascinated by the delicate process of brewing a great beer. Therefore, in an effort […]