Author Archives: Andy Farke

What's Brewing? January 2020 Edition

Awhile back, I changed my blogging habits to condense each batch into a single post, rather than split across multiple updates. Some of this was to save time, and some of this was to make it easier to find the … Continue reading

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Farke's ESB 1.1

Early in 2019, I made an English bitter that turned out exceptionally. Hoping to capitalize on that success, I did a second iteration at the end of November. The overall recipe is pretty similar, although the base malt brand was … Continue reading

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Brew Year's Resolutions 2020

I missed doing this last year, but might as well try again for 2020. Patience. I often bring my lagers on-line before they are as conditioned as well as they could be. That means that the keg is okay when … Continue reading

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Homebrew Highlights of the 2010's

As we turn over not just one but two digits in the calendar year, from 2019 to 2020, it makes me reflect on how I’ve grown as a brewer. So, what happened in the ten years of 2010 through 2019? … Continue reading

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2019's Homebrew Highlights

2019 marked my eleventh year brewing out in California, and I feel like I’m squarely in the comfort zone of homebrewing. Yet, I didn’t let myself get too comfortable, either. This was a year to push myself with more lager … Continue reading

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