The Ironism


The Crypt



The Ironism

The lair of Lars J. Nilsson. Contains random musings on beer, writing and this thing we call life.


On Pitching Yeast

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 [...]


The Next Brew: Dale’s Pale Clone

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’s APA #1: Brewing

Today me and Jenna started our very first home-brew. It’s supposed to be an American Pale Ale, but considering this is our first time, I’d be happy with a Very Swedish Bastard Ale. The final recipe looked like this: Batch size: 10L 1.6 kg light dry malt extract 0,1 kg crystal malt 20 g Cascade (60 min) 12 g East Kent Goldings [...]


Planning a First Brew

I’m thinking of starting my very first attempt to brew some beer. Seriously, how hard could it be? I blame it on the fabulous Gnoff, who introduced me to brewing, sparked my interest and, not the least, cooks some really good stuff. I mean, really, really good! So what do I need? A huge pot? Ok. Some hops and malt? Ok, but [...]