History of Fermentation – How do we know what ancient people drank?

Nothing ever changes. People drink beer, eat cheese, leave feces behind. While we are all reading from the same play book, I often wonder what ancient people's relationship with alcohol or other fermented foods were. Logically, it would stand that fermented food would be extremely popular in the ancient times as methods for preserving edible … Continue reading History of Fermentation – How do we know what ancient people drank?

Time Marches On

The last time I wrote in this blog was in December of 2020. I was discussing COVID and the vaccine. Since then I've gone deeper into the COVID response and further alienated the mechanisms I put in place to escape government service and continue on my way to a more satisfying future. I do have … Continue reading Time Marches On

Owning and Operating a Brewery: Part 3 of 1000 – Navigating Conglomeration

I want to start out this short rant of mine with a very simple statement. You want to sell your brewery to another brewery? Go for it. I don't care. Basically no one should unless you own stock in that brewery. Otherwise, this is just craft beer's social justice warriors not grasping that breweries are … Continue reading Owning and Operating a Brewery: Part 3 of 1000 – Navigating Conglomeration

Experimental Hop Series #10: ADHA529 Saison (Recipe #41, Batch #2015.20)

Happy New Year Internet People. I thought I'd start out the year with a nice recipe post in my favorite series of posts I do on this blog, experimental hops. This is the 10th experimental hop in this series, follow the link to see all of them. So, in the past few months, the number of … Continue reading Experimental Hop Series #10: ADHA529 Saison (Recipe #41, Batch #2015.20)

Recipe #40: Palisade Single Hop Saison (Batch 2015.07)

This post is concerning a beer I brewed last year, one of my single hop saisons. This time using Palisade. One of the goals for this project is to better understand hops through this series of single hop saisons. One of the more popular threads in this blog is the experimental hop saison posts. For … Continue reading Recipe #40: Palisade Single Hop Saison (Batch 2015.07)

Recipe #42: Wakatu Saison with WLP644 “Trois” (Batch #2015.03)

So the infamous WLP644, the "brett" / "sacch" strain that had everyone confused for a while. Fortunately, as with most things, some thoughtful science cleared it up. Thanks to Omega Yeast for doing some much needed sequencing on this strain to disabuse everyone of the notion that this was a Brettanomyces species, it is in … Continue reading Recipe #42: Wakatu Saison with WLP644 “Trois” (Batch #2015.03)

Off Beat Yeasts #1: Kluyveromyces lactis

Forward This post represents yet another direction I want to push this blog...into the huge world of yeast and bacterial species you probably have never heard of. I think everyone that is serious about homebrewing eventually comes across a non-Saccharomyces species of yeast but 99% of the time, we are talking about Brettanomyces and now even … Continue reading Off Beat Yeasts #1: Kluyveromyces lactis