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20 January 2004 @ 09:10 am
A Fundamental Lack of Brewing  
sdorn just posted of bottling some homemade wine, which got me to thinking that it has been a couple of years since I have managed to brew any beer.

This is mainly due to a number of things:

  • Severe lack of scheduled time
  • Closure of the convenient brew store
  • Availability of "widget" versions of a number of English ales, in a fizzy form I would not ever even think to drink when in the UK but that seem to be nectar when consumed in the US.

Considering the Brew Room will be moved Real Soon Now to make way for the Studio Control Room, I should probably at least inventory my equipment and organize my stuff.

Yeah, like that's going to happen.
Current Mood: mellowmellow
Marybraider on January 20th, 2004 06:17 pm (UTC)
I've got some Pinot Noir vintning in the basement even as I type. After that's bottled (soon-ish, now) I'll want to try some kind of beer, which is much quicker to brew. Got any recipes you'd recommend?
Bill Suttonbedlamhouse on January 22nd, 2004 04:12 am (UTC)
My May Beer, here, is fairly easy and quite unique. It's very light and flavorful, and now is about the right time to start one.

I've never done wine myself (though our oldest Robert had started a batch of blueberry wine before he died and I finished it for him), but I understand that wine is supposed to be a little easier because you don't have to deal with all the boiling - beer has to be boiled in order to (in a massive simplification) get the bitterness out of the hops and into the wort. I think wine has a few more decantings, though beer does well with a secondary fermentation stage. It sounds like sdorn is probably better placed for the comparison.