So last Sunday I spent the evening brewing up the Dale’s Pale Ale clone I had planned. On the whole I’m happy with the process, I’ve zoomed in on my efficiency now, 75% percent before boil, which i a great confidence booster: hitting the pre-boil gravity exactly gave me a happy little jolt.fungrim
The lair of Lars J. Nilsson. Contains random musings on beer, writing and this thing we call life.
The last home brews I’ve done I’ve used yeast starters. If someone happens upon this and don’t know the theory it goes like this: if you’re brewing you want to make sure that 1) your yeast is alive, before the brew day when it is usually too late; and 2) you want to make sure you use enough yeast for your [...]fungrim
Time to plan the next beer to brew, and I guess the title says it all really. Lately I’ve been experimenting with a single hop Amarillo as a “house ale”, however I’ve never really been satisfied with it: either it’s the dreaded “dish water amarillo” or simply a slightly too warm fermentation or [...]fungrim
This is a series of posts in which I read William B Irvine’s A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy. The idea is to read and comment one chapter after another. For the first chapter of a book on philosophy we should expect some kind of overview of early Greek thought. And that’s what we get here as well, although it [...]fungrim
Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie My rating: 4 of 5 stars It was a long time since I read a science fiction book this good. It’s a four and a half, borderline five star book easily. And what kicks it that high is good story telling, compelling ideas, a richly crafted universe and an intriguing main character.fungrim
This is a series of posts in which I read William B Irvine’s A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy. The idea is to read and comment one chapter after another. The Why of This I’ve been fascinated be early Greek philosophy for a while now. Not so much the more common, and historically much more important, [...]fungrim