CA AB-2172 Homebrewery clubs: meetings, and Why I’m Opposed

Posted by Darryl | Educate Me, Homebrew, Legal Stuff, News, Tastings | Posted on February 24th, 2016

I’m still around and I still have a passionĀ for craft beer. In fact, I haven’t been writing anything here because of what that passion has turned in to, but more on that later. (Please excuse the mess and the old content around here for now.)

I needed to take a bit of time and voice my opinion on a bill that was recently introduced in the California AssemblyAB-2172 Homebrewery clubs: meetings and why I’m opposed to it as written.

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Killer Beer: Bottle Bombs

Posted by Darryl | Educate Me, Experimenting, Fruit Beer, Homebrew | Posted on September 23rd, 2011

Bottle Bombs. I had heard of them, but I hadn’t actually ever spoken to someone that had experienced the batch-ruining — and as I found out, potentially life threatening — event first hand. A few people I have gotten to speak with and several articles online gave second-hand accounts, but the closest anyone I had spoken had come to the experience was a clogged bubbler/airlock causing the lid to pop of a bucket or the airlock to pop out of a carboy; a condition that left most of the beer and it’s containment vessel fully in tact. With a bottle bomb, you’re not as lucky. CONTINUE READING THE FULL POST

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Getting A Little Fruity

Posted by Darryl | Experimenting, Fruit Beer, Homebrew | Posted on June 17th, 2011

Most of the beers that I’ve brewed since I started last August have been on the darker side; a few different stouts, a porter, ESB, and a scotch ale. My regular “customers” have enjoyed them all, but they’ve started making requests. The most common request was for a style that isn’t high on my personal favorites list; a Weizen. But I do like to accommodate my friends, so I found such a recipe. But because it wasn’t a beer I was looking forward to, I felt it was okay to experiment with this brew, and I’m glad I’m did. CONTINUE READING THE FULL POST

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