Crafting Cider

As soon as we started fermenting I knew one of the things I wanted to do was craft some ciders. We’ve got one of the best cider producers, Ace Ciders, just down the way from us and I’ve always loved hard cider. So last year we played around with a couple of single gallon batches, […]

The Blonde Wino

Well we finally got to tap the one and only keg of Blonde Wino we will have this year, and in a single weekend we almost kicked it as well. This brew has been a total experiment from the beginning and I’ve got to say I’ve loved it the whole way through. What started as […]

Blonde Wino Update

A couple weeks ago I wrote about the 5 gallons of chardonnay that I got from a friend of mine.  Well last night I finally racked the beer into a keg to carbonate.  I also thieved out a little bit to measure the final gravity of the beer and to taste what it was like. […]

5 gallons of Chardonnay Juice

So what would you do if 5 gallons of Chardonnay juice showed up in your brewpad? That was the question we were faced with a couple weeks ago.  I was talking to a friend of mine whose family have some vineyards down here about wine and beer and somehow we got to talking about a […]