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New Site News (Testers Needed)

We interrupt the Mark Teixeira/starting rotation/Ravens playoffs talk with an important announcement and request. The Loss Column 2.0 is ready for beta testing, and I need a handful of you to join me at the new site and poke around a little bit. If you’re interested, leave a comment on this post and use your […]

So Yeah Dood: Pumpkin Ale

editor’s note: this is the latest in a series of libations-related occasional columns by contributor Ryan Boddy Despite temperatures near 90 degrees, autumn is at least officially here. As such, the thoughts of many a brew fan turn to seasonal additions to their normal schedule of beer crafting and drinking. Typically, this means pumpkin ales. […]

So Yeah, Dood: Head-Case

(editor’s note: this is the latest installment of “So Yeah, Dood” — a semi-regular column devoted to something near and dear to many a sports fan’s heart: beer.) One of the holy grails of the intermediate brewer is the achievement of brewing a beer that has good head retention. That is, the beer maintains an […]

So Yeah, Dood #12: Conditioner

Editor’s note: this is the latest in an ongoing series about something near and dear to the hearts of many sports fans: beer. Read the rest in the “so yeah, dood” category on the right. Most actual fermentation occurs in the first week to ten days after yeast is added to the wort. Depending on […]

So Yeah, Dood #11: Number of the Yeast

(Editor’s note: this is the latest in an ongoing series relating to the process of making beer, something near and dear to the hearts of many sports fans. For earlier installments please browse the category archives.) Immediately following the end of the boil, brewers turn their minds to fermentation, the part of the brewing process […]

So Yeah, Dood… #10 At Knock-Out

editor’s note: “So Yeah, Dood” is a regular column by contributor Ryan Boddy which deals with something near and dear to the hearts of many sports fans: beer. The goal is to provide insight into the process by which it is made, and the many ways we enjoy it. This piece is the second in […]

So Yeah, Dood #8: Mashing In

editor’s note: “So Yeah, Dood” is a regular column by contributor Ryan Boddy which deals with something near and dear to the hearts of many sports fans: beer. The goal is to provide insight into the process by which it is made, and the many ways we enjoy it. This piece is the first in […]

Special Liners: So Yeah, Dood #7

As we step up to the bar just about anywhere in the country, there are three immediate options available to us with barely a consideration as to actual types of beer: draft, bottle, or can? The former two fuel an age old debate amongst homebrewers, much less the typical beer drinker. While each container has […]