RocCity Brewfest, February 18th, Rochester NY!

January 31, 2012

Below is my post prior to the event.  See my review of the RocCity Brewfest here. I am excited about attending the upcoming RocCity Brewfest here in Rochester NY on February 18th. It will be my first experience tasting beers to include in a review (I won’t call them “official reviews” yet) here on the […]

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DIY fermentation heater chamber for beer

January 27, 2012

Keeping your fermenter at the ideal temperature for the yeast is extremely important to making a good batch of brew.  Living in Rochester, NY in an older house, the ambient temperature of my apartment rises and falls 10-15 degrees F on any given day.  The basement is much more constant, but generally too cold for […]

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Brewing your first beer: what home brewing equipment to buy

January 26, 2012

Choosing the right equipment is the first and also most important step that will make or break your home brewing experience.  There is a plethora of resources out there that recommend all kinds of different hardware.  If you’re like me,  you want to get started affordably but without cutting corners that will cost you in […]

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