The Republic of Zimbabwe is a country in Southern Africa, bordered by South Africa, Botswana, Zambia and Mozambique. While there are several brands of commercial light, lager-style beer available in Zimbabwe — Zambezi, being the “national beer of Zimbabwe” — there is a lesser known style (well, in America at least) of traditional fermented beverage … murky, and opaque. Continue reading
West Country White Ale, sometimes called Devon White Ale, is a seemingly odd beer with roots back in the middle ages. An ale before the time of hops, it was commonly brewed in Devon and Cornwall, England from at least the mid 1500s though the late 1800s. It is made from barley malt, wheat flour, egg whites, yeast, and possibly some spices.
If there’s one thing home and craft brewers love, it’s experimenting. The availability of new yeasts is always a great time to try something different. To celebrate the 2015 Craft Brewer’s Conference visit to their home state, WYeast is releasing three new commemorative yeasts, each named after a mountain in the Pacific Northwest.
Since I’ll being using a BeagleBone Black (rev C) board to run the brewery, I thought I should just give an overview of what it is, and why I chose this board over, say, the Raspberry Pi or Arduino.
This is the first post in my series on building a semi-automated, 10-gallon, electric RIMS brewery that will be controlled by a BeagleBone Black via a web interface. I’m starting out by getting the mash tun up and running. So, my first purchases were a chugger pump and a RIMS tube (I’ve got the BeagleBone already).
So, it’s been a while. Things have changed. Life has happened. We’re still into brewing, but have gone on to new projects. Dean opened his own brewery. I’m thinking of doing the same. And I’ve been working as a web developer and tinkering here and there.