Author Archives: mplaing

My way of living with no regrets!

​“Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, … Continue reading

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Chocolate Imperial Stout

I grabbed the opportunity to brew a batch, this time I decided to aim for 6 gallons to see how my mash would turn out.  I have always filled my mash to the max and I wondered if this was … Continue reading

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Forbidden Red Ale (experimental)

Whoo hoo! The forbidden fruit yeast I washed and saved from my Watermelon Witbier finally began today (two days after starting the yeast starter). Am going to start my other batch of Red Ale from Festa Brew with this yeast … Continue reading

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Double Red Ale (experimental)

Last week I bought two Red Ale kit, made by Festa Brew – not my favourite choice, but that is what the store had in stock and I was not in the mood to ask them to order Pale Ale … Continue reading

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Watermelon Witbier Update:

My apologizes, I need to make a habit of posting updates here! In April, we had a baby girl, named Citra!  Perfect time to release the Watermelon Witbier!  When first released, it had a very harsh bitter and alcoholic taste. … Continue reading

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Watermelon Witbier

What a beautiful day to brew my next batch! Introducing watermelon to my brew kettle to create my first watermelon witbier! This recipe calls for the juice of six watermelon and to enhance the pink/red hue in this recipe I … Continue reading

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Inventory Ale

I have not really gotten time to really plan a brewing session.  I have several recipes I want to brew, however I need to save money for more important expenses. The good thing is, I have so many ingredients sitting … Continue reading

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My Apologizes!

This is a quick update, I wanted to apologize for no posts for a while.  I have been so busy with work and errands that I have not been able to find time to brew more beer. I am really … Continue reading

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Yeast Starter Tutorial

According to the source I received this guide, using dry yeast is generally not recommended, however I have done dry yeast starters with no problems.

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Brewing Project: Video Tutorial

Since I bought a new brewery, it has been kind of awkward to host another public brewing session so I decided this is the opportunity to create my first video tutorial during the process of making beer. Perfect timing since … Continue reading

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