Brewing with the Kids: Day Five

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As Burns said to his wee little mousie, “The best-laid schemes o’ mice an’ men gang aft agley” and today was the perfect example. Yesterday I mentioned how today would be busy but not so much as Wednesday.  I was so very wrong.  Tiffani and I left together at 8:15am to drop Eleri off at […]

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 […]