Monthly Archive for March, 2003

Dry Irish Stout

Michelle and I stopped by Hillsdale pub for a pint of Dry Irish Stout. The beer was phenomenal, and as luck would have it, a strolling bag-piper stopped by for a few songs. Now 4 feet is not what I would call “optimum listening distance” for bag-pipes, but it was a nice touch, and the piper knew when enough was enough.

Also, a belated congrats to the Hillsdale Brewer Greg Balch for his victory at the Battle of the Belt this year. We enjoy your beer.

Most popular page

After looking at server logs, it appears that the kegerator page is the most popular. People are coming from all the search engines to see them. Cool.

Real Beer Battle

Though I’ll have to wait until the end, I’m somewhat disappointed in some of the results as of late in the Real Beer Battle of the beers. Maybe I’m sore that local and personal favorite Bridgeport IPA lost, or that I can’t try some of these beers, but I think I feel a top 10 list coming on…

Meaty IPA

I moved my Yakima IPA 3 from secondary into the keg today. I’m quite concerned because it tastes pretty bad. I think maybe it got a bug in it. The final gravity was perfect, 1.011, but tastes is meaty, but not it an ammerilo hop kind of way. Damn. I haven’t brewed a bad batch for a long time. We don’t count that cider, of course 🙂

New Site Look

I think I’ve updated the page. We’ll see how it turns out.

MT upgrade – little hope

I’ve upgraded Movable Type. It didn’t fix the miniscule input boxes. Maybe there’ll be some improvement somewhere.

ABV Calculator, Tools Page

I finished and ABV calculator over the weekend, and added it and the IBU calculator to the Tools page, which you can get to from the top and side navigation links.

It should work with Specific Gravity and Plato, and do temperature corrections for Celcius and Fahrenheit. I didn’t add support for Potential Alcohol because, well, its pretty obvious.