February 27, 2007

Breaking News!

Filed under: — Matt @ 10:24 pm

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A new section has been born at vikingbrewhouse.com!
Titled ‘The Rant’ , it’s all about anything really. Beer related or not, drop a line on your thoughts and e-mail it to therant@vikingbrewhouse.com

Sad News

Filed under: , NEWS — Matt @ 10:08 pm

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Tonight a sad event has come to pass here at the Brewhouse.
The original fermenting vessel that was handed down to me by my grandfather has had to be retired due to a terminal case of leaking.
Why is this an event warranting writing about, you ask? After all, it’s only a plastic 25 litre container. This is the fermenter that started this magnificent adventure of brewing. It was my grandfather’s originally, and he brewed many a fine ale in it, then passed all his gear on to me when he got a bit too old to continue. It’s a fond link to him that I took care of, especially since he has passed away.
This fermenter is the original vessel that Minesweeper Ale my tribute to Charlie Unmack (Pop) was brewed in.
The original vessel may be gone, but it’s spirit will live on

February 5, 2007

January’s Failure

Filed under: , NEWS — Matt @ 9:26 pm

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Short and sweet…. January was a failure! (refer back to ‘January Resolutions’ post).
Nothing hapened as it was supposed to! New years came and went, here at the Brewhouse we collectively blinked and BAM! , February barged on through leaving poor old January reeling in memories of drunken New Years revelry.

So, let’s just forget about last month and concentrate on THE EXPERIMENT happening smoothly shall we? These two brews are probably the only ones that will eventuate this month due to
a: The lager brews taking longer to ferment and the nature of THE EXPERIMENT making the whole process more time consuming (much closer monitoring of temperature and more documentation), and…
b:The largest car swapmeet in Australia happens in Ballarat this month, and I have a Landcruiser to get rid of, as well as many other bits and pieces to move.
So, let’s experiment away. Stay tuned for more details on that.

February 3, 2007

It Begins!!

Filed under: , NEWS — Matt @ 8:51 pm

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THE EXPERIMENT has finally begun! Yes, I have stopped yabbering on about it and got off my backside and got it underway. Details will follow soon as I’m too buggered (tired!) to type it all out at the moment.