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December 2010 Blog Posts (7)

Anchor Steam

Happy Holidays to one and all! I have never had an Anchor Steam brew before and was lucky to be at a Christmas Eve party this year and they had a keg of it. Well I love this beer and of course now I want to take a poke at brewing it. However from what I'm reading it is made with a lager yeast which ferments at 58 degrees and I don't have refrigeration to accommodate my carboy (not yet anyways :).



Added by Scott Murray on December 28, 2010 at 12:28pm — 5 Comments

Hitachino Nest Red Rice Ale at Resurrection Ale House

Just had dinner at Resurrection Ale House for the first time.  Great place! Had the Hitachino Nest Red Rice Ale.  You know how, when you taste a wine or a beer, a particular flavor comes to the forefront of your palate? Well, the first thing that came to my mind was a red velvet cupcake.  Bizarre, I know, but I could not get that out of my head.  Then, I had a bottle of La Fin du Monde, one of my top 3 favorite brews.  May I say that, at this establishment, this selection is only $6?!… Continue

Added by Matthew Nathanson on December 21, 2010 at 8:58pm — No Comments

How I Am Storing Bulk Grains

Earlier this month, I got to take part in a bulk grain buy on Homebrew Talk. I picked up two 55lb sacks of 2-row base malt. Now that I got these grains, I was trying to figure out how to store them. I think I would be ok just leaving them in the bags until used, but I think the bags are vulnerable. I am keeping them down in my basement. My basement is not finished and could get wet if we had wicked rainstorms.…


Added by Jeff Louella on December 18, 2010 at 11:23pm — 1 Comment

Autoclave on Craigslist

Just FYI...

Added by Todd Kimmell on December 8, 2010 at 4:01pm — No Comments

Philly Craft Beer Fest

Just a reminder to all you ALEiens, tickets for the craft brew fest go on Sale Dec. 6. The event is march 5, 2011.

Maybe we can organize to go as a group or something?

Also, the past few years I've volunteered to do setup on friday. That means taking a day off of work, but if you have the time to take it's worth it. It's usually it's not too labor intensive, hanging…


Added by Tom Cassidy on December 3, 2010 at 12:03pm — 2 Comments

K-Cup Solofill Mod for Keurig Brewer

While this post isn't about beer, it is about brewing... a good cup of coffee, that is. I don't have…


Added by Sam Scott on December 3, 2010 at 12:30am — 7 Comments

Cliveden Beerfest

Yesterday at the meeting I mentioned the Cliveden Beerfest this Saturday, I got an email this morning saying that they're not holding it this year.

Added by Michael Czekner on December 1, 2010 at 8:43pm — No Comments





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