Intraplanar.net - Beer http://intraplanar.net/taxonomy/term/8/0 en Fermentation http://intraplanar.net/2004/11/fermentation <p>The video below shows the fermentation of a spiced porter using Safale S-04 yeast and demonstrates how active the currents in fermenting beer are. It was taken on Saturday, November 13, 2004.</p> <p>The video is in Quicktime format so you may need to install the <a href="http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/" rel="nofollow">Quicktime viewer</a>.</p> http://intraplanar.net/2004/11/fermentation#comments Beer http://intraplanar.net/comments/node/46/feed Sat, 13 Nov 2004 13:22:27 -0600 tangent 46 at http://intraplanar.net BJCP style guideline update is published http://intraplanar.net/2004/09/bjcp-style-guideline-update-published <p>After a lot of hard work, I've reformatted the <a href="http://bjcp.org/styles04/" rel="nofollow">BJCP style guidelines</a> in XML and generated newly formatted html pages. I am happy to say that the pages validate as XHTML 1.0 strict and are much more accessible and easy to navigate now. I took the opportunity to mark up abbreviations and create hyperlinks between the styles.</p> <p>Hopefully, having the guidelines in XML will make them more manageable in the future, and will provide for easier integration into applications if people have requirements to do so.</p> <p>Go check out the <a href="http://bjcp.org/styles04/" rel="nofollow">new guideline pages</a>.</p> http://intraplanar.net/2004/09/bjcp-style-guideline-update-published#comments Beer IT http://intraplanar.net/comments/node/14/feed Sat, 04 Sep 2004 13:09:44 -0500 tangent 14 at http://intraplanar.net Driving sucks but the Midwest doesn't http://intraplanar.net/2004/08/driving-sucks-midwest-doesnt <p>I returned from my trip to Indiana and Wisconsin early tuesday morning, and it took me most of this week to recover. I ended up driving over 2000 miles (3200 km) in total and I felt like a wreck by the time I got back.</p> <p>The trip was largely successful though. I picked up several New Glarus beers and some interesting imports.</p> <p>Here is the complete list of beers which I brought back: <ul> <li><a href="http://www.newglarusbrewing.com/beers/belgian.html">New Glarus Belgian Red</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.newglarusbrewing.com/beers/rasp.html">New Glarus Raspberry Tart</a></li> <li><a href="http://ratebeer.com/Ratings/Beer/Beer-Ratings.asp?BeerID=7468">New Glarus Uff-da Bock</a></li> <li><a href="http://ratebeer.com/Ratings/Beer/Beer-Ratings.asp?BeerID=7689">New Glarus Zwickel</a></li> <li><a href="http://ratebeer.com/Ratings/Beer/Beer-Ratings.asp?BeerID=28538">New Glarus Unplugged Imperial Stout</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.uerige.de/en/bier/index.html">Uerige Altbier</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.gose.de/english/willkommen/">Bayerischer Bahnhof Gose</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ommegang.com/ourbeers.php">Ommegang Three Philosophers</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.capital-brewery.com/ourbeers/fest.html">Capital Fest Beer</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.flyingdogales.com/02_litter_brews/litter_horndog.html">Flying Dog Horn Dog barleywine</a></li> <li><a href="http://ratebeer.com/Ratings/Beer/Beer-Ratings.asp?BeerID=13031">Two Brothers Domaine DuPage Bière de Garde</a></li> </ul> <p>On our way to Wisconsin to pick up the <a href="">New Glarus</a> beers, we went through Chicago and paid a visit to the <a href="http://www.maproom.com/">Maproom</a> beer bar which turns out to be every bit as good as <a href="http://beeradvocate.com/beerfly/user_reviews/2808/">others say</a> and then some. While we were there we played my new <a href="http://www.yeastbank.com/brewmastergame/brewmaster.htm">Brewmaster</a> game (which Alex thought might be way too geeky to do) and while we were playing the brewmaster of the <a href="http://www.mickeyfinnsbrewery.com/">Mickey Finn's Brewpub</a> came and introduced himself. Alex later rescinded his opinion that playing the game in that bar (surrounded by beer geeks) might be too geeky.</p> http://intraplanar.net/2004/08/driving-sucks-midwest-doesnt#comments Beer http://intraplanar.net/comments/node/12/feed Fri, 27 Aug 2004 17:04:59 -0500 tangent 12 at http://intraplanar.net Great lakes beer run http://intraplanar.net/2004/08/great-lakes-beer-run <p><a href="http://www.newglarusbrewing.com/beers/belgian.html" style="float:right;margin-left:1em;"><img src="http://www.newglarusbrewing.com/images/l_belgian.gif" width="114" height="128" alt="New Glarus Wisconsin Belgian Red" /></a>I'm off on a beer run in Indiana and Wisconsin this weekend. I am hoping to pick up some <a href="http://www.newglarusbrewing.com/beers/belgian.html">New Glarus Wisconsin Belgian Red</a> (and perhaps their raspberry tart). If this beer is anywhere near as good as <a href="http://ratebeer.com/Ratings/Beer/Beer-Ratings.asp?BeerID=7688&amp;Show=0&amp;SortedBy=2">others make it sound</a>, it's going to be great. I think I'll also be picking up some <a href="http://www.threefloyds.com/">Three Floyds</a> beer along with whatever else looks interesting. </p> <p>Actually, the reason for this trip is that a friend is moving to South Bend, IN and needs someone to drive him there so he is paying for the gas. I wouldn't normally drive 900 miles/1400 Km (one way) to buy beer (my previous max was ~500 miles/700 Km to <a href="http://www.halftimebeverage.com/">Half Time Beverage</a> in Poughkeepsie, NY) so this opportunity to pick up some New Glarus is almost too good to be true. Honestly though, I'll use any excuse I can find to go pick up beer I can't get locally.</p> http://intraplanar.net/2004/08/great-lakes-beer-run#comments Beer http://intraplanar.net/comments/node/11/feed Thu, 19 Aug 2004 01:31:59 -0500 tangent 11 at http://intraplanar.net What's on tap? http://intraplanar.net/2004/08/whats-on-tap <p>Well, I've finally managed to fill my beer fridge. I have 5 kegs of 4 different beers on tap: a pale ale, a Witbier, and 2 porters. It feels good to have a selection of draft beer to choose from again.</p> <p>Last time I had any amount of beer in the fridge I ended up drinking almost everything before I brewed again so the delay factor was pretty distressing. I have to remember not to let that happen again.</p> http://intraplanar.net/2004/08/whats-on-tap#comments Beer http://intraplanar.net/comments/node/10/feed Tue, 17 Aug 2004 11:28:30 -0500 tangent 10 at http://intraplanar.net