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Home Brew Beer #5 -Belgian Darke Dupple

Last night my wife Nanelle and I made our fifth home brew beer. This was her first beer she brewed. She did almost everything. I just helped out with heavy lifting and the recipe. The beer was my take on a Belgian Trappist Dupple ale. Nanelle tends to like thick bodied, malty and beers without [...]

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El Salvador arrived

all safe and sound. Cool. Wake up to the massive earthquake and tsunamis in Japan and coming to the Bay Area. Not so cool. Spend all day driving around looking at places. Lots meetings, lotsa talking and noodling and good times. Sure do like this country. Share and Enjoy:

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Fat Tuesday Home-Brew Beer party

  One benefit of home brewing your own beer is that you have lots of great (hopefully!!) beer to drink. However the problem if you are a bit obsessive and intense is that you end up with an immense amount of beer! I have only brewed a total of 20 gallons of beer over the [...]

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My last coffee sourcing trip

I leave next Wednesday March 10th on what is my last coffee sourcing trip -WHERE I AM NOT ALREADY AT ORIGIN!!!– I  am going to El Salvador and Guatemala for 12 days of cupping, sorting, lot picking, visits, dinners, cerveza, papusas, tortillas and great coffee and friends. 10 farms, over 100 coffees in 12 days.I [...]

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Drinking the beer-aide

One great perk of brewing your own beer at home is that you can TOTALLY say that drinking a beer at the crack of noon is like, totally research and stuff! On the last batch of beer I made 10 gallons full mash.  decided to experiment with two different yeasts applied to the same wert. [...]

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Sourcing coffee from origin

  For the past five years or so I have split my time between making coffee and sourcing coffee. I absolutely love roasting, brewing, making espresso and all the myriad parts of making great coffee for customers. I love working with coffee producers and coffee even more. It is more challenging, much more difficult and [...]

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