Category Archives: Beer

How to empty a bottle

I did not know what I was doing. Maybe I still do not know what I am doing. I am sure that I don’t know what I’m doing. As is the case in the wine and beer making hobby. There … Continue reading

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Drinking trees?

Personally I do not like white wines with “wood” taste. As a matter of fact I don’t add anything to white wines except of course sometimes acids if needed. I would not call acids additions because acids are necessary for … Continue reading

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Shards bring luck!

Scherven brengen geluk! (The Dutch version) I had no idea that this also is a saying in English. And apparently also in German: “Scherben bringen Glück”. The Dutch experts on language seem to have different thoughts about the origin and … Continue reading

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Failure: Topping up!

Today the first wine failure: Topping up. What is it? Why? How? Years ago I started making wine. I had no idea how, but I bought some demijohns and other equipment. To make it easy I decided to start with … Continue reading

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Success! I found another way that does not work!

Failures are a great way to learn. Usually people will not write down their failures but only their successes. If we continue like this we will all make the same mistakes until the end of time.   “Trying is the … Continue reading

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