Brewing with the Kids: Day Four

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11AM Wednesday, July 18th:  We are officially past the halfway mark on our 6-day journey of daily brewing.  Today is my accelerated version of Seth Clearwater’s brewing-in-stages method.  Instead of spreading it out over the course of 24 hours, however, I will attempt to finish within 12 hours.  The schedule I am working around today […]

Brewing with the Kids: Day Three

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On Monday evening Tiffani’s dad flew in from Oakland and arrived at Philly International just after 8pm.  This morning we combined my need to buy more ingredients with a need to go clothes shopping for our 9-year-old daughter who seems to be growing at an exponential rate.  After I finished paying for my supplies at […]

Brewing with the Kids: Day Two

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Vacation Monday started out pretty much the same as any other Monday.  Tiffani got up early to get in a run and then woke me up around 6:45am while she got dressed and ready for work.  I had no reason to lay around, so I went downstairs, grabbed a cup of coffee and sat down […]

Brewing with the Kids: Day One

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A journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step and six days of homebrewing for me began with a Cream Ale. My original recipe called for 4.75 lbs. of 2-row, 4.75 lbs. of Pilsner, 1 lb. of Flaked Maize, 12 oz. of Dextrose and bittering and flavor additions of Liberty hops. I only […]

Brewing with the Kids

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OK.  I admit up front that the title is completely misleading.  While my family does occasionally show an interest in my brew days, they are generally uninvolved.  The title of “Brewing with the Kids” is in direct reference to the fact that my parents (normally our summer daycare providers for our two youngest) are on […]