I wanted to take a minute and wish everyone happy holidays. Sorry for the lack of posts lately, but I absolutely want to thank you guys for the comments, emails, and kind words. It really means a lot to me. While I can’t promise that I’ll ever get back to blogging at the pace I did a few years ago, I have some good stuff planned in 2017, so keep an eye out.
Cheers and warm wishes!
I’m proud to welcome everyone to the new BertusBrewery.com. That’s right, we’ve got a brand new home! I’ve wanted to make the move to WordPress for awhile, and after four and a half awesome years, it’s time.
UPDATE: Alright, thanks for the wait guys; we have two winners!
Amarillo – Jacob Dennis
Citra – Steve Greco
Drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your shipping addresses, and I’ll get the hops in the mail. Thanks again to all who entered. Hopefully we’ll do something like this again in the near future!
I wanted to thank everyone for the readership, support, comments, and feedback over the past year.
From a brewing standpoint, 2012 was very good to me. It wasn’t without it’s missteps, but overall I think I made some pretty good beer. On the competition side, it was definitely a great year. I placed in all but one competition I entered, and had two beers place in BOS rounds.
Personally, I’m proud to have gotten this blog on it’s feet. It’s nothing without those that read it, so again, thank you.
Cheers to the New Year!
My Fiance and I are moving a few miles down the road, and our current condo is up for rent. We’re starting to pack things up, and that unfortunately includes all my brewing gear. I still have a few beers in the pipeline, so you’ll see a couple posts in the coming month or two. Although after that, expect a bit of a lull, as I won’t be brewing much in the next 4-6 weeks.
On the bright side, our new place has a two car garage, backyard, and back porch, so brewing will be much, much easier. I have to admit, I won’t miss brewing in this tiny condo. Anyway, stay tuned, I’ve got some fun stuff on the way.
…kettle, I just need to decide what to do with it, haha. Seriously though, I just bought a new 15 gallon kettle from Spike Brewing. It’s a very nice kettle for the price, but I need to decide what to use it for. It’s going to become either a new mash tun, or a new electric kettle. As a mash tun, it would replace my beat up 48qt cooler. As a kettle it would replace my beat up 32qt aluminum pot. I do plan on replacing both at some point, but I’m not sure which to do first. For now, enjoy the stainless bling pictures.
Beer reviews aren’t something I ever intend to post, as there are a million blogs that do just that. But this isn’t exactly a review, and it’s worth sharing. Two weekends ago, my friends and I, had an IPA and chicken-and-waffles night. One of my friends makes knock-out chicken and waffles from scratch, and I happened to have a fridge full of awesome IPAs.