Long weekend

As I mentioned some time ago, last weekend the homebrewing store Brouwland (probably the biggest one in northwestern Europe) organized a couple of Open Days, with lectures, product demonstrations and some beer specialists on site available to evaluate homebrewed beers. It was kind of a lottery and we couldn't choose exactly who we wanted to …

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Not just beer

I guess the title is self explanatory. My interests are Not just beer but also other fermented/distilled beverages. I may home brew beer only but every time we get a chance to visit a winery or distillery I get fascinated by the similarities and differences of the production methods to beer. This time the visit …

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Tasting the DoppelHop

I guess most of you remember that on Rosenmontag I brewed a doppel bock bier and bottled it on March 11th. 1 week through bottle conditioning the pressure in the bottles was already reaching 2bar so I decided to open one for tasting. For my disapointment that bottle had significant levels of diacetyl (butter, toffee, …

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