Geekwerks Brewing (or My Misadventures in Home Brewing)

So a while back I told you about my new obsession–home brewing beer. Well…I’ve had some mixed success (or mixed failure, depending if you’re a pilsner glass half-full or half-empty sort of person).

I used the Mr. Beer™ kit to make a batch of Oktoberfest. It actually turned out not bad. A little yeasty, but not too bad. Not perfect by any stretch, but it was definitely beer. So I decided to stretch out a bit–a Scottish Ale with my 5 gallon kit rig. This one turned out–not so good. I singed the malt on the stove and was afraid this would make the beer taste burnt. Wonder of wonders, the beer turned out bland as hell–essentially beer-flavored water. So then I got out the Mr. Beer™ kit again and tried the “Velvet Velociraptor”–a fruit beer with a Czech pilsner base. This one exploded in my linen closet after one day.

But I’m not giving up! I’ve got a Mr. Beer™ American porter percolating in the closet now and I’m getting ready to try 5 gallons of a coffee porter. Fingers crossed! And that Scottish Ale? I’m letting it age a bit, see if it develops a flavor to it. We’ll see.

Anyway, that’s what’s going on at Geekwerks Brewing.

About Shedrick

I am a professional librarian and a part-time writer that's working to do that the other way around. I currently live in North Texas in the lovely city of Denton (“The Home of Happiness“) with my lovely wife and the obligatory demon-spawn cats. When not writing, gaming, or watching cheezy kung-fu flicks, I can sometimes be found in a pub (or the American equivalent) enjoying a fine brew.
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