Advent Calendar 2015

 It was with great trepidation that I signed up for the GTA Brews Advent Calendar. Even though I am in the brewmaster program, most of these people have way better homebrew game than I do. Dedicated space, keezers, fermentation fridges – most of them have way better toys.   But I decided what the hell, and did it anyway. I needed to do a second trial of the chai winter warmer, so bought bottles and supplies, and bit the bullet. Everything went well, until time for fermentation. My fermentation chamber is a space under a kitchen counter…no temperature control there. …

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Prud’homme Beer Specialist, session 5

A draught case study test. AND off-flavours. Not my night. I did not do well on the draught case study; I was so focused on finishing the chemistry course for my Niagara College application that I forgot about it until Tuesday afternoon. It really is too late to try and cram at that point. Sigh. I’m so glad that I’m almost done trying to learn a year-long course in two months. It will be nice to get my life back. And what can be said about the off-flavours? It’s not like anyone ever says they enjoyed making their taste buds …

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