Picture Post – All-Grain Brew Day – Canadian Blonde Ale

it’s been a while since I documented a brew day, so I thought I’d document today’s brew, A Canadian Blonde Ale all grain kit from Toronto Brewing. I’m really enjoying my recently brewed Canadian Ale so I thought I’d give this kit from Toronto Brewing a try for comparison. As I start this post, the Read More …

US-05 vs Belle Saison Yeast Results

The results of my split batch yeast comparison tests for US-05 vs Belle Saison Yeast are in! A few weeks ago I brewed up what I’m now calling a Canadian Cream Ale beer. When it came time to pitch the yeast, I split the cooled wort into 2 different carboys and pitched US-05 yeast in Read More …

First Tastings – Irish Red Ale & Belgian Witbier

Last weekend I finally got to try the Irish Red Ale and Belgian Witbier I brewed right around the new year. They had been bottled for a couple of weeks and were finally nicely carbonated. The Irish Red Ale The Irish Red Ale was delicious. I had tried it the week before and it wasn’t Read More …

First Brew of New House Beer, A Cream Ale/Saison Hybrid

I decided it was time that a couple of things needed to happen with my newish home brewing hobby. First, it was time to brew up a more standard type of beer as so far I’ve only brewed: a porter, a brown, two reds, and a witbier. Second, I wanted to come up with a Read More …

Converting a Freezer Into A Fermentation Chamber

Last night I finished converting a freezer into a fermentation chamber. The whole process was super easy and I’ve outlined it below if you’d like to build one yourself. If you’re not familiar with what a fermentation chamber is, it’s basically an enclosed, insulated box (usually a fridge or freezer) where you can set and Read More …