• Author: Nick Nichols

    Dungeon Master, Software Developer, and Brew Guy
  • Ginger Beer

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    Many people interested in the hobby of homebrewing are often dismayed by the upfront cost. Getting a large enough kettle, fermentation buckets, airlocks, and the bare essentials, on top of ingredients, is a large, upfront investment for a curiosity; however, it doesn't have to be that way. Home fermentation can be easy and cheap, and it'll give you some room to grow into the hobby with small, incremental investments.

    Recipes
  • Wild Basin Melon Basil Boozy Sparkling Water Review

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    Upfront, I was hesitant. Those who know me know that I find honeydew to be the second worst fruit in existence; however, I was still hopeful. Oskar Blues had caught my attention a while ago with one of their most flamboyant beers: Death by King Cake. I figured that if I could trust them with the single greatest flavor to leave that state of Louisiana, I could trust them to not fuck up the taste of Melon anymore than nature already had.

    Reviews
  • Beer, Codified

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    If you remember, a few months ago I created a "normalized" Märzen by scraping and analyzing a few hundred recipes. This was possible because of a content format that is almost universally shared between applications that work with beer. BeerXML, which comes from the creator of BeerSmith, provides rules for everything that you might want to know about a recipe, a judging style, or even a particular step in the mashing process.

    Brew Bot, Tech Talk
  • Delirium Noël

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    We’ve all had a hell of a year. Between the precipice of war and all-consuming maw of the plague, we’ve all had our minds occupied with other thoughts for that last few months. The mounting …

    Reviews
  • Arminius WinterAle

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    Over the years I've spent as a dungeon master, I have only had a handful of opportunities to play in a campaign on my own. Several years ago, my friend Ben had decided to try life out behind the screen, and asked me to play a character that could babysit a party of newbies. Happy to oblige, I created a prim, proper, and morally inflexible paladin by the name Arminius Wintergale.

    Recipes
  • Bach(elor) Brew

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    As you've probably come to realize, 99.99% of our brewing is about us. After all, if we're going through the work, we had better enjoy the fruits of our labors. That being said, on the odd occasion, we do brew for our friends too. In this edition of Wall Brew, we brewed for one of my friends from way back when in high school.

    Brew Bot, Recipes
  • Beer in the Land of the Midnight Sun

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    Since I graduated from college, I've made it a goal of mine to travel outside of the great state of Illinois yearly. This year, I decided to visit Alaska: a land of breathtaking scenery and a surprisingly strong brewing culture. While brewery tours are often designed for those who haven't made their own beer before, I always enjoy seeing professional shops, and learning about the latest experiments in the industry.

    Breweries, Reviews