April
11
2010

Morning Mead

Gongs chime in my ear.
The pounding, pulsing, painful
morning after mead.

Written by Medsen Fey.

References: Mead is fermented honey. Beer is when you convert the starches of grain to sugars and ferment that.

Thing of the day: The Compleat Meadmaker : Home Production of Honey Wine From Your First Batch to Award-winning Fruit and Herb Variations

For those BHD purists that think it would be cheating to publish a mead haiku I offer you this one inspired by the raucous fermentation of my Belgian Dark Strong going on right now:

That’s Entertainment

The yeast do their jobs
In a violent frenzy
Watching the wort churn

February
6
2010

Brew Day Interrupted

Still contemplating
Braving the nasty snow storm
To keep my brew day

Snowing On  Brew Day

Photo and haiku by Captain Hops.

References: I was planning on brewing today, but this is where I brew. The snow is supposed to keep falling until 10:00 PM.

Thing of the day: Bayou Classic KAB4 High Pressure Banjo Cooker

January
10
2010

Brewer as Matchmaker

Wort meet yeast. Yeast, wort.
So… like… are you two gonna
Get a room or what

Written by Captain Hops.

Thing of the day: Minibrew – 8 Gallon Fermenter

December
13
2009

Homebrewing

Along the path to
Freedom and enlightenment
I found obsession

Written by Captain Hops.

Thing of the day: Brew Like a Monk: Trappist, Abbey, and Strong Belgian Ales and How to Brew Them

November
21
2009

For Instance

There’s plenty to do
While waiting for grain to mash.
Like drinking this beer…

Written by Captain Hops.

References: Brewing my first all grain batch of beer.

Thing of the day: Rubbermaid #1610-01-11-DISC 10GAL Orange Water Cooler

November
18
2009

Arm Chair Brewing

Just arm chair brewing
On my office computer.
Three days ’til brew day.

Written by Captain Hops.

References: BeerSmith software let’s you dream up all kinds of cool home brew recipes. Mixing and matching ingredients with the tool and seeing the instant gravity, IBU, and color calculations is so much fun it’s like virtual brewing. You can practically taste it.

Thing of the day: Designing Great Beers: The Ultimate Guide to Brewing Classic Beer Styles

SFM