Brew Biz: Werts and All

The Topic: FastFerment Review

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Written by Ken Carman

Ken Carman is a BJCP judge; homebrewer since 1979, club member at Escambia Bay, Clarksville Carboys and Music City Homebrewers, who has been writing on beer-related topics, and interviewing professional brewers all over the east coast, for over 15 years.

  I must admit as homebrewers my wife Millie, and I, are more than a bit dated. We started brewing when it was made legal in 1979. We had moved to Nashville the year before and one of my jobs was as a security guard.
  My multiple security guard assignments included the many buildings that were part of the Green Hills Mall complex, one which was also home at the time to Lil’ Ole Winemaker: the first post legalization homebrew store in Nashville.
  I had learned to love the darker, stronger, more complex beers after several visits to Canada and simply couldn’t find the kind of brews I craved in the Bud/Miller dominated 70s. So homebrewing was almost a necessity. Continue reading “Brew Biz: Werts and All”

James Visger’s Beer Term O’ the Day

Beer Term ‘O the Day: Hop break. The precipitation of protein and tannic material when hops are added to the boiling wort. A new hop break occurs with each addition of hops. (chunky green scummy looking stuff)

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11200622_10204207575965313_2069580751634047627_nJames Visger lives in Clarksville, TN. He’s a BJCP beer judge and president of The Clarksville Carboys. His wife’s name is Jami and they are a great looking couple. James and Jami are lovers of dogs and secret aliens from the planet UIYTHJHGYGYGBBVG. Go ahead, pronounce that. We double dare you.