Tuesday, January 4, 2011

A Couple of Thoughts Today on Beer

So today's post is a quick update on what I'm brewing. Santa was kind and brought some new beer kits from Northern Brewer. What I'm learning is that the homebrewing culture in Minnesota is also better (and cheaper) than the homebrewing culture in Maryland. I just saw a great recipe for Clementine Hefeweizen from Northern Brewer (check out blog post here http://bit.ly/ik0XQx) and did a quick calculus on the ingredients bought and shipped from NB vs. my local homebrew supply store. NB not only came up with a killer recipe but won on cost (shipping included) hands down. This recipe will be a welcome addition to my late January brew schedule.

Second, I just found this awesome website on growing hops (http://bit.ly/ftGxpK) which is something I plan to try in my garden this Spring. Question is, what do I grow?

Finally, the Fat Tire is looking good. It's been in the secondary fermenter for about a week. Will bottle next week. Thinking about firing up a stout tonight.

Life is short. Drink good beer.

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