Sticking with my promise to update the blog when I rotate what's on tap, here comes November's entry.

The last round of beer lasted pretty long. That's due to only having one bbq party, and me drinking less beer these last few months.

First up is another pale ale. Basically same recipe as last time except no clarifying agents (usually I throw a whirlfloc tab in), and I threw the dry hops in while the yeast was at high krausen. As expected it came out very hazy (NE IPA style), and has really good hop aroma. I love this one!

The porter is a toasty malty wonderful beer to have on tap for the winter season. It could handle aging a while, but it's pretty good fresh out of the fermenter.

Finally I've got the holiday ale, your classic winter warmer. Not much to say about this one other than I expect it to be a big help getting me through the rainy winter months ahead.

Here's the recipe:

9 lbs 8.0 oz          Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM)           Grain         1        76.0 %        
1 lbs 8.0 oz          Caramel/Crystal Malt -120L (120.0 SRM)   Grain         2        12.0 %        
1 lbs                 Caramel/Crystal Malt - 80L (80.0 SRM)    Grain         3        8.0 %         
4.0 oz                Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM)             Grain         4        2.0 %         
4.0 oz                Roasted Barley (300.0 SRM)               Grain         5        2.0 %         
1.00 oz               Galena [12.50 %] - First Wort 60.0 min   Hop           6        46.2 IBUs     
0.50 oz               Cascade [5.50 %] - First Wort 60.0 min   Hop           7        10.2 IBUs     
0.50 oz               Willamette [5.50 %] - First Wort 60.0 mi Hop           8        10.2 IBUs     
1.00 oz               Tettnang [4.50 %] - Boil 30.0 min        Hop           9        11.6 IBUs     
0.50 oz               Goldings, East Kent [5.00 %] - Boil 0.0  Hop           10       0.0 IBUs      
1.50 oz               Goldings, East Kent [5.00 %] - Dry Hop 3 Hop           12       0.0 IBUs      
1.00 oz               Cascade [5.50 %] - Dry Hop 3.0 Days      Hop           13       0.0 IBUs 

Whats On Tap, August 2018

Fri August 10 2018 by Christopher Aedo


I promised to do this whenever something on tap changed but I completely failed to stay on top of that. Instead maybe I'll just do it when ALL the taps have rotated, as I am doing this time!

The Saison is tasty, but came out a little higher gravity than …

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Whats On Tap, February 2018

Thu February 08 2018 by Christopher Aedo


I am going to start putting up a little post whenever what's on tap at home changes. I will also make an effort to post when I brew something as well. To that end, here's the first post on that subject!

The Porter I brewed came out really nice. When …

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Speaking, streaming and brewing

Fri September 08 2017 by Christopher Aedo

Science Hack Day PDX

Tomorrow and Sunday PSU is hosting Science Hack Day PDX. This free to attend avent is going to be a blast, I'm really looking forward to it. I will be there checking out what people are working on, and interviewing them on Twitch. We will likely end up editing together …

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Brewing Beer for IBM

Tue September 05 2017 by Christopher Aedo

TwitchTV logo

On Monday, September 11th at 9am PDT I'm going to brew beer live on twitchTV! I'm as surprised as anyone that I get to do this during working hours and as part of my job. Really looking forward to this :)

My employer (IBM) is trying to draw attention to some …

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Making Beer with Linux, Python and a Raspberry Pi

Thu July 13 2017 by Christopher Aedo


I was lucky to have a talk about brewing beer with Linux, Python and a Respberry Pi chosen for OpenWest 2017. As part of that talk I wanted to put up a quick post with the slides from the talk and links to some of the resources I used. It's …

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A Typical Brewday

Fri December 30 2016 by Christopher Aedo

While writing about my electric brewing system I thought it would be helpful to outline what a typical brew day looks like with that setup. Since that post was already getting too long I decided to put this in it's own relatively small post.

The FIRST step is to figure …

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The Electric Brewery

Sun December 25 2016 by Christopher Aedo

One of my best friends (bones!) sent me an email asking if I'd ever heard of this thing called Hosehead (it's a control system for an electric brewery using open source software called Strangebrew Elsinore). I had never heard of it, but had been thinking on and off for some …

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The $1k IPA

Mon August 03 2015 by Christopher Aedo

1k IPA on tap

I have been brewing for a while now (around 10 years I think?), and have always done 5 gallon batches, and kegged into corny kegs rather than bottling. (Mainly because I love brewing, love beer, and really like having beer on tap in the kitchen.) I have been interested in …

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Inspired by our founders

Tue August 14 2012 by Christopher

"AMERICA has a proud history of drinking on the job. Craftsmen who built the first government buildings in the 17th century were sometimes paid in brandy. The 19th-century railroaders who laid the foundations of modern America were notoriously thirsty."

The Economist

Obviously for the sake of our country I need …

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