This is a little “down and dirty” website from a homebrewer’s point of view. The site houses many thoughts on beer, homebrewing, home-brewers, and commercial beers & brewers. I’m an old guy and creating a web site has not been my easiest challenge to date but it has been interesting. If you have suggestions on improving the site or errors you might find in any of the articles, feel free to comment. If you only have vitriol to offer, carefully inject it up your ass or better yet, start your own website and send me a link.
I’ve been home brewing for over 30 years and have drawn upon my success and failure in writing many of these articles. I’ve also included articles written by friends whose expertise extends beyond mine or they approach the subject from a different perspective. I’ve reprinted them here with the authors’ permission.
Some articles are gleaned from brewing trade newsletters and technical journals from 60 to 100+ years ago. They still offer many insights on beer and brewing. Keep in mind that chemistry, biochemistry, physics, and microbiology don’t change over the years. Science discovers new things on a regular basis which gives us a better understanding of what actually happens during the brewing process and dispels notions we’ve had in the past.
Some of these articles appeared in the HopLine newsletter of Crescent City Homebrewers. The club was formed in 1978. It is one of the oldest homebrew clubs in the Gulf South. We meet at Deutsches Haus in New Orleans, La. In the articles you may find references to CCH (Crescent City Homebrewers) aka “the club”, and Brew Offs (50 gallon club brews). There are articles on this site which explain everything in better detail.
There is a drop-down menu under the ARTICLES tab and you’ll find a variety of topics sorted out in some reasonable and logical grouping. It makes answers a little easier to find for the myriad of questions each of us has from time to time. Just click a title on the bulleted list. Don’t forget to click the “Like” button at the bottom of each article if you find it of value as I can use the feedback.
My friend Brian and I are preparing for a Podcast venture. We plan to include real-time beer tastings, some brewing tips, interviews with brewers (home & pro), pub proprietors, beer merchants, and other interesting people. As much as possible, this will be done on-site at breweries and pubs. All of this is for your amusement, edification, and to support the New Orleans beer community. More information will be forthcoming as we figure it out and the pandemic goes away.
In the meantime, participate in the Yeast Survey located on the Yeast page under the Articles tab.