For the past month or so I felt that holding back from posting my Homebrew Wednesday videos on my blog was a good idea because most of my readers have preferred posts what straight-forward and useful homebrewing information. However, because I haven’t posted here in a month I’ve decided to share my recent Homebrew Wednesday videos with you in order to show you some of the things that I’ve been up to…
Homebrew Wednesday 73: Custom 4×4
Synopsis: This episode is primarily about the installation of my four custom tap handles (see previous blog post). However, before showing you how I installed them I speak about the design process of the handles, share tasting notes of my Belgian Pale Ale aka Birrat Habayit (House Beer), and introduce my next beer (Extra Precious Bitter ESB). Note: All of my tap faucets are Perlick’s 630SS model.
HBW 74: Extra Precious Bitter Brew Day
Synopsis: Brew day footage including reflections on each part of the process and a clip showing the start of fermentation. Note: I’ll be posting a more in depth blog post about this beer in the coming days.
Homebrew Wednesday 75: Franken-beer?
Synopsis: After sharing a short update on my ESB I discuss and show footage about a “franken-beer” that I put together with some beers that have been sitting around my apartment for quite some time, some DME/table sugar starter wort, a packet of Safale US-05, and a vial of Brettanomyces Bruxellensis. As shown in the video the beers that I included were Brooklyn Sorachi Ace, Firestone Walker Pivo Pils, Founders Porter, Founders Dark Penance, and Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier. I may add more start wort and brettanomyces to it in the future, but you’ll have to wait for upcoming Homebrew Wednesday videos (not included in this post) for updates on this experiment.
HBW 76: Beer Rescue 101
Synopsis: Unfortunately my ESB became infected, but luckily I was able to save it (hence the name of this episode). In the first half of this episode I describe how I saved the beer. Then I discuss my experiences at Blind Tiger Ale House’s 20th anniversary party. Note: I’ll be posting the interview that I recorded with Blind Tiger co-founder Dave Broderick as soon as possible. Lastly, I introduce my next beer, an oatmeal stout which will be my last brew before the birth of my wife and my first child.
HBW 77: Last Brew Before Baby Time
Synopsis: With the due date of my first child getting much closer I decided to brew one last time before taking a brewing hiatus…As mentioned in my previous HBW video I brewed an oatmeal stout which I’ll give some clever name once I taste the finished product. While I didn’t film as much brewing footage as I would have liked I made sure to film some clips reviewing my brewing processes. In addition, I finish off this week’s HBW with a tasting my now carbonated ESB.
Cheers and Keep brewing great beers!!!