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We have had a lot of requests for ½ Gallon Jugs and we finally have found a supplier. We sell them in a case of 6 or individually.

It’s lagering time of year again. We have a dried lager yeast, Saflager S-23 Yeast. I was successful last year in getting it to ferment at 48F. I believe Marty also had good luck getting it to ferment at low temp.

If we get enough folks to sign up on the site, expect to see us schedule some brewing classes (extract and all grain) in March. (We need to get some samples brewed and bottled before I hold a class!) Folks can sign up for classes on our website.

Pete and Jan

Well… its official

I have polluted my first minimash with 4oz of steamed oak chips and 2 split whole vanilla beans… Its probably going to be more like an imperial porter (or strong porter) rather than a stout – its probably not dark enough to be called stout. Damn my poor sparging technique!!! But oak-aged vanilla porter sounds good too… Next minimash I’m going to have to redo my sparging so something a little more effective. I’m even considering getting a cooler to do the mashes in…

At 8% Alcohol, this beer ought to pack quite a whollop :D

Later man


Here’s an unbelievable story from Ananova.

Man peed way out of avalanche

A Slovak man trapped in his car under an avalanche freed himself by drinking 60 bottles of beer and urinating on the snow to melt it.

Rescue teams found Richard Kral drunk and staggering along a mountain path four days after his Audi car was buried in the Slovak Tatra mountains.

He told them that after the avalanche, he had opened his car window and tried to dig his way out.

But as he dug with his hands, he realised the snow would fill his car before he managed to break through.

He had 60 half-litre bottles of beer in his car as he was going on holiday, and after cracking one open to think about the problem he realised he could urinate on the snow to melt it, local media reported.

He said: “I was scooping the snow from above me and packing it down below the window, and then I peed on it to melt it. It was hard and now my kidneys and liver hurt. But I’m glad the beer I took on holiday turned out to be useful and I managed to get out of there.”

Parts of Europe have this week been hit by the heaviest snowfalls since 1941, with some places registering more than ten feet of snow in 24 hours.

Hat Tip: The Unabrewer
Hat Tip: Yeah, Right, Whatever