Posts Tagged recipes

The Little Server That Will

Saturday, I attended the research hop yard in Raleigh, NC and had the opportunity to take in a wealth of information about growing hops and meet many homebrewers. A stack of business cards were left by the sign in sheets and almost all of them were taken. Sure enough, our little server that could started to stumble later that evening. There was a period of about 30 minutes when our monitoring services were sporadically seeing the site as down.

This is good news and bad news. It means that my efforts to promote the site were successful. The bad news ...

Printable Recipes and Improved IBU Estimations

We've rolled out a few improvements to the site lately. First we've added a new option to our homebrew recipes to show a better printable version. Besides slimming down the content for easier printing, it also contains a QR code which you can use to get back to the web version of the recipe. Use it to share the recipes with friends or to make it easier to see the recipe on your brew day.

We also improved our IBU estimations. Previously we were using a method similar to the one created by Jackie Rager for estimating IBUs ...

Got Gruit?

Up until this point, our recipes required hops. The bitterness and aroma of hops are what make beer...beer. Or at least the modern, more popular version of beer. Even before hops became popular, there was still beer. One of the more popular versions was Gruit, a.k.a. grut. The purpose of this site is to allow the creative brewers to experiment, share their recipe ideas, and create recipes that they want to brew again and again. The requirement of hops was an unnecessary restriction that has now been removed. In addition to enabling hop-less beer recipes, this also ...