Beer Posts

Thursday, December 3, 2020

I wanted a nicer handle for the tap serving seltzer from my kegerator, so I grabbed a piece of scrap maple and turned one.

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Sunday, March 5, 2017

Strike up the band, it's time for the eighth, and final, installment of this fermentation instrumentation series. In part four, I placed several different sensors in several different carboys of beer beginning fermentation. In parts six and seven, I analyzed a week of data from two of the sensors. This post will cover the third sensor, a floating accelerometer.

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Saturday, March 4, 2017

Keeping on the hop, it's time for part seven of this fermentation instrumentation series. In part four, I placed a few different sensors in some actively fermenting beer to gather data. In the previous post, I looked at data from a commercial sensor. Now it's time to examine the data from my experimental pressure sensor.

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Friday, March 3, 2017

Welcome back for part six of the fermentation instrumentation series. In part four, I placed a few different sensors in some actively fermenting beer to gather data. A week has now passed, and I've bottled the beer. Time to look at the data. Let's start with the device we know - the BeerBug.

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Friday, February 24, 2017

Welcome back for part five of the fermentation instrumentation series. In part four, I placed a few different sensors in some actively fermenting beer to gather data. I now have a few days of pressures and force vectors to analyze …

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

This is part four of a series on monitoring homebrew fermentation. In parts one, two, and three, I experimented with data I downloaded from one platform and uploaded to another. In this part, I create some new sensors to try.

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Monday, November 12, 2007

As I sit here enjoying a home-brewed wine (!) that my parents made last fall (great, guys, by the way!), I'm reminded of a thought I had a few days ago, reinforced at yesterday's NERAX North event. I was reading a piece in the New York Times about cask-conditioned ale, when I noticed that the piece was written by their wine reviewer.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Wait! Before you skip this post thinking that I'm just another "tree hugger" ranting about saving the planet, I want to tell you that I'm going to divide this post into two parts. The first part will be reasons you should drink green that only affect your enjoyment of the beer. Only the second part will be about why drinking in this manner also saves the planet. I'll let you know before the switch.

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Saturday, June 16, 2007

Night of the Lagers was awesome. There were quite a few beers there that really did break from the stereotype of Fizzy Yellow Water (tm). In particular, I'd call attention to The Tap's Pilsnaah - really a great example of what I think a pilsner-style beer should be.

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Friday, June 15, 2007

Alas, BeerAdvocate's American Beer Fest is upon us. If you haven't bought your ticket yet, get out there and find one. I know a lot of people like to joke about the quality of American beer, but these fests really prove that the joke is only funny to those that don't know anything about beer. We really produce some wicked good beer here.

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Thursday, June 7, 2007

As some of you may have noticed, BeerRiot - Local is live. Thanks to Corey for planting the seed - it's a mashup of Brewery locations and Google Maps. It's not exactly what I had planned at the outset, but I think it may be even better. :)

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Saturday, May 26, 2007

BeerAdvocate Magazine's Defending Beer article in the May 2007 issue, titled "Judging Beer", speaks directly to the problem that we at BeerRiot are trying to solve.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2007

It was one of my first decisions, and it resulted in one of the first feature requests submitted. BeerRiot does not acknowledge "style" as an intrinsic property of beer. Beers are not classified by any of the terms people toss about in relation to beer today.

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