Next homebrew

I’ve been looking and I think I’m going to try brewing a Bavarian Weizen(wheat) Beer with a bit of a lemon twist. My mate really enjoyed the wheat beer we had at the Kona Brewery on the Big Island, Hawaii the other week. I’ve looked on their website and all I can find is their Wailua Ale which appears to have Passion Fruit flavours to it.

I was browsing the Coopers DIY site and noticed they have this recipe for a Bavarian Weizen with a lemon twist which looks like it might come close. Going to give it a try this weekend and we’ll see how we get on.

Finally, come to the conclusion already that this kegging business is the way to go and will probably grab another two kegs this weekend or next. They’ll likely be unable to fit in the fridge but at least I can set them aside for the festive season.

Service Discovery

Serfdom.io looked to have just released a new decentralized service discovery framework. Whats interesting about this piece is the fact it is decentralized and maintains state via Gossip.

Airbnb appear to be attacking the same space with their newest framework,  SmartStack Service Discovery framework . It appears to use Zookeeper et al to maintain state and then uses HAProxies to register services.

I haven’t had a chance to fully check them out as github is blocked in my workplace (groan) but both look interesting and could offer something new in tha age old service discovery space.

Homebrew keg system

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I recently made the big move from bottles to a keg system for my homebrew. I eventually got sick of washing all the bottles out and then sanitizing and filling them. It took me hours at a time.

On Saturday I finally took the plunge and headed down to the local homebrew store and purchased these beauties!

Already gone through 3/4 of a keg and its going strong. It took less than 20 mins to sanitize, draw off the wert and gas the keg. Within 48hrs it was ready to drink! Brilliant!!!

First Post!

First Post!

Starting my personal blog to share my travel photos, homebrew adventures and professional life. I have a habit of starting these blogs and then getting disinterested or too busy to maintain. To be honest nothing has really changed except these days I do enjoy sharing my homebrew! 🙂

Lets see how we go!