There was a time, a long time ago in the digital context, where information was shared and exchanged freely amongst a handful of homebrewers on an “Internet forum” in South Korea. I joined WAY back in December of 2008, shortly after the proliferation of HD streaming pornograhy, but before Instagram. At that time, I’d been […]
Brewing setups are ridiculously customizable and flexible. That’s both part of their appeal and frustration. If the end goal is to produce wort and then allow yeast to make beer, this can be accomplished in a garage in North America, a minimum security prison or an apartment in Asia (which at times feels much like […]
Why not make one of your New Year’s resolutions how to make all-grain beer? “Small Spaces, Minimal Gear, Lotsa Beer” is being featured until January 9th for $10 dollars. That’s about the price of a six pack (the beverage denomination not the squishy thing under your ketchup stained Van Halen T-shirt).
Keeping your home flush with conditioned beer can be difficult, but with proper planning, not impossible. For some, the act of keeping a kegerator free flowing comes down to the availability of time, money and fermentation capacity. A lack of fermentation space can be a major bottleneck in the homebrewing process. Luckily for us, there […]
There are a myriad of problems that face the neophyte brewer: procedure, timing, materials and infection. In the wake of these, what many new brewers don’t consider is ‘the wait’. Little known fact — the wait’s perceived duration and agony is inversely proportionate to the amount of imbibable beer a brewer doesn’t currently possess. The only […]
Like beer? Live in South Korea? Then come on down to Daejeon for our twice yearly Daejeon Brewers Guild party. Every year we attract more and more folks that are all about beer… drinking, brewing or both! Rookies to seasoned veterans are welcome. Don’t be shy, come out to meet some nice folks and try […]
It keeps getting better and better: more people, better quality beer and deeper friendships. When ‘home’ is so far away, it’s nice to have a home away from home. At the risk of sounding like a sappy degenerate drunk, my fellow brewers have become a part of my family, and for that, I am forever […]
.. or, at least, that’s what we like to call it. It’s that magical time of the year where beer brewing brethren emerge from their apartments all across this fine country and bike, bus and train their way to the epicenter of beer in Korea – Seoul. In its infancy, some five years ago, ex-pat […]