The Almanac

Yogurt: The Search for More Dairy May 9, 2018 10:49

For our second edition of “The Almost Regular Wine Thing,” we crafted a plan to make dips...

Mother of... Vinegar! June 9, 2017 11:22

This mother is open and we are good to go!

Dogs are People, Too. (But, like, better.) June 14, 2016 11:14

Most people love dogs, and most dogs are quite lovable. We at the Farmhouse even have a part-time brew dog...

Local... shmocal? June 2, 2016 10:14

What is local?

Beware The Perils of Bottling! May 17, 2016 16:23

So, you made some beer. Excellent! Maybe you just want to enjoy it at home; maybe you want to share it with friends or serve it at a party; maybe you even want to enter it into a competition. All are good choices. The question is how to best accomplish these goals...

Spruce up your Beer May 3, 2016 14:10

Long before we cultivated hops and bred them to create every conceivable flavor and aroma under the sun, brewers used a wide variety of other ingredients to balance the sweetness of malt...

Keg o’… Part Deux! April 27, 2016 10:11

Last week, in the blurb on the pros and cons of kegging your homebrew, I touched on and then quickly ran away from the idea of kegging wine. It’s time to complete that thought...

Keg o' My Heart April 19, 2016 14:09

Kegs are to many homebrewers a sort of Aristotelian ideal; a place you need to reach even if you don’t know exactly why. Well, let me tell you why, and then I will tell you why not...

Dandelion Wine: You've Had Worse Ideas April 12, 2016 14:25

Ah, spring seems like it is finally, for lack of a better term, springing. Before you know it, we will be overflowing with fermentable plants: fruits, vegetables, berries, and even flowers that we can turn into tasty beverages by way of beer, wine, cider, mead, or any other combination. Among the first of these harvestable additives is the humble dandelion...


Watch that Temper(ature)! March 29, 2016 08:00

When it comes to fermentation, whether it is beer, wine, cider, sauerkraut, or whatever, there is a long list of things you should do, and a very short list of things you have to do – a holy trinity of sorts...

On a Philosophy of Homebrewing March 16, 2016 13:32

A blog. This is a thing we have not kept up with for some time. We are going to make a better effort to keep up with weekly posts: sometimes they will be a featured tool in the homebrewer’s arsenal, sometimes a discussion of a method used to make beer, and sometimes they will just be goofy side stories. These posts will even feature guests from outside Central Street Farmhouse – if we are lucky. We hope they are generally helpful...