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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 intended. That was the result of a (lucky? unfortunate?) confluence of a higher than expected mash plus really happy yeast.

The Pale was a huge hit, perhaps the best thing on tap this time around. This will probably be the next thing I brew, just to be sure it's on tap at all times.

The ESB was a fun one, brewed in a 10g batch with a friend so he could take a keg with him to an event. It turned out really good and is probably the most easy drinking thing on tap right now.

The last one (C.J.) is my "Conceited Jerk" recipe, which is a clone of Arrogant Bastard that I've been making changes to for ten years. On the taste front it's pretty close, but it's still too dark. This time around I got a lot closer though, except it came out higher ABV than the real thing. Still tastes great and really hits the spot sometimes.


Whats On Tap, February 2018

Thu February 08 2018 by Christopher Aedo

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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

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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

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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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Mashing with steam

Thu August 20 2009 by Christopher Aedo

I've been brewing beer for a little while now, and have been having a lot of fun with it. As it seems to go with all my hobbies I just kept escalating, expecting to eventually have a huge crazy brewing setup (aka "brew sculpture") with three computer controlled burners, multiple …

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