Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Fine Homebrewed T-shirts

I don't wear too many different shirts. And many of the shirts I wear on a regular basis are brewery shirts. This isn't a bad thing, but then I thought one day -->> "I try to brew and drink my own beer most of the time, and I prefer my own beer to most others, so why am I wearing others' t-shirts?"

So, I am proud to introduce my own homebrewed t-shirts. I recently finished my first small run of branded t-shirts with the help of my friend Doug, who has a screen-printing setup. The mens shirts are printed on some uber-soft smoke-colored shirts and the womens are printed on brown relaxed-fit women's shirts (unfortunately, the shirts aren't as soft as the men's - I'll do better next time).

I currently have the following available: 2 women's medium, 1 men's medium, 3 men's large, and 1 men's XL.

These are available for the paltry sum of $10 (plus $3 if it needs shipping out of Nashville).

If you want one, shoot me an email (troy [at] and I can reserve one for you...

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Beer Pouring Again

I kegged two batches last night. And tonight I am drinking pints of both. That's one thing I love about kegging: very little waiting. Essentially, once the beer is cold it can be drinkable if you choose to carbonate it quickly. The other option is to put it on CO2 and wait 2-3 days, but 20 minutes of attention will fix that.

The method: Lay the kegs down on their sides while connected to the CO2 (turned up to maybe 20 lbs) and periodically (or constantly) roll/shake the kegs around. You should be able to hear the gas moving into the kegs. Keep doing this until the you don't hear much CO2 moving. Then you are done. Turn your pressure back down and put the kegs back in the fridge. They should be ready to go. The biggest problem is potentially over-pressurizing the beer, but if that happens, it will settle itself out soon enough.


Brew Kettle.