8 Sail is a brewery in Heckington, Lincolnshire UK, which has the most badass distinction of being sat right next to an 8 sail windmill. I can’t think of a cooler location. I’d like to think some of the energy created there helps power the brewery, but I may be romanticizing a bit. Anyway, it’s […]

We’ve finally gone and done it. We’ve made our little habit and official “home-brew club”, with it’s own page and everything. We finally have a place for all of our disparate documentation to go. It’s nice to see a bunch of it in one place now, and we’ll be updating with more projects soon. So, […]

Every blog post probably shouldn’t start with how bad at blogging I am, but here goes… I have endless things I could say about this all, but the act of typing it all out, uploading photos, dealing with annoying software etc, is barrier enough to make my time between posts oscillate between, “maybe i’m do […]

I recently did two things that I would typically never do, and that is sending out beers for complete strangers to review, and then being interviewed about said beers for the world to hear. The former is largely because I typically eschew competition, and the second because it’s horrifying to hear my speaking voice played […]

We all knew that this was going to be a trying brew day going into it. We were going to be using a big brewing system we’d never used before, and there were any number of unknowns at the start that we’d have to sort out throughout the course of the day. But no one […]

The more I think about it, the more difficult it is to compose the series of posts around the Lambic Project. For one, I’ve put so much thought and research into it, that it’s hard to talk about one aspect without mentioning all the others. So apologies if some of these posts contain redundant info, […]

I’m in the process of brewing yeast/bacteria starters for our Lambic barrels. A couple weeks ago, I brewed a batch and fermented it with the same strain that two of our other barrel projects use. It’s shown itself to be a strong fermenter and to carry the proper balance of microbes to produce funk and […]