Round 4

Round 4

My wife does not drink much beer. She’s a martini girl, even gets into my whiskey selection. But mostly just a glass or two of wine. Guess what? Everything you need to make beer can make wine also…..so I bought a couple of kits. A Cab for me and a Malbec for her. It was simple. I did the second rack before I went to work. Three weeks later when I got back, I stabilized it, cleared and bottled it….

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Round 3

Round 3

Who needs to follow recipes? Hell! I’ve brewed two batches and no one has died. Damn, I’m moving up to the majors. Anhieser-Busch will be sending me consulting fees before long. I’ve got vision. Tunnel. But vision none the less. Can you say, “Beginner’s Luck?” Where to start? Now I like a good stout. But i found something new. At least to me. I had gone to Memphis for eye surgery. What does a beer drinker do in a city…

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Round 2

Round 2

Screw a malt extract, I’m going All-Grain.  Do you see the foolish need to jump into the deep end of the pool, with just semi-passable dog paddling skills? This means I need a mash turn.  Why buy one when I can jake leg build it? First I need a water cooler. Had one. Then I needed a false bottom. There was a roll of perforated aluminum in the barn.  I cut out a circle, drilled a 1/2″ hole in the…

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Round 1

Round 1

I like beer. This could be fun.  It started with an off-hand conversation with Captain Jack.  A bit about me.  My name is D.J. -Doyle Junior. I work on a drillship.  For those unfamiliar with the offshore oil industry, imagine a collection of misfits or a collection of middle-aged juvenile delinquents, operating a floating city.  Most think it is a big drilling rig and that is it.  We have our own municipality.  Think of all the bills you have… Electric,…

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