Author Archives: Andy Farke

Attempting my first hard cider

I like an occasional cider, but southern California isn’t exactly the land of apples. We do citrus and avocados quite well, but the flavorful apples that form the core of a good cider just don’t exist here. As a result, … Continue reading

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OverDRyeV Ale

I’ve done very little brewing with rye; this is a fairly common ingredient in commercial (and home) brews, but I rarely use it in my own recipes. A search of my blog found only two instances, in fact (a pilsner and … Continue reading

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Brew Updates: Palaeotis Pils 1.2 & Old Pine Pale Ale

I’ve kegged two of my brews in the past week, incluing my German pils and my American pale ale. Here are the details! After 10 days in primary, I kegged Old Pine Pale Ale on 12 December 2017. I added … Continue reading

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Beer Tasting: Session Stout

I’ve had this beer on tap for about a month; it has been really enjoyable! Session Stout The Basics 1.042 s.g., 1.012 f.g., 3.9% abv, 31 IBU, 42 SRM  Appearance Clear, black beer, with a fine tan head that is … Continue reading

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Palaeotis Pils 1.2

I really, really like a good German pils, and have iterated through two batches previously. Based on what I learned there, I refined the recipe a bit more. I opted for Magnum hops for bittering, Barke pilsner malt (courtesy of … Continue reading

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