Home roasted coffee!

Why do I roast my own coffee? Is it better than store bought? Is it worth the time? The answers to those questions are mostly because I prefer to and much better. I started roasting my own coffee back in May 2009, I initially started due to the lack of good coffee beans in my local area, and… Read More »

First Interview for CIT Radio subject

Shortly after class today I will be heading over to CosmoreX Coffee to interview the owner and head roaster Attillio. I’m been playing with a few basic questions to ask but I will see how we go and where the interview will go. There was an article I read about how his daughter will be moving onto the… Read More »

Canberra Traffic!

Moving from Sydney to Canberra recently we are amazed at how people get so angry in ‘peak time’ traffic! Peak time here consists of moving still most of the time or adding 10 minutes or so to your trip (my route anyway) but it still seems to make people angry. Try moving to Sydney folks and see how… Read More »

Thoughts on interviewing people for vox pops

The other week in my class I’m doing we did some random vox pop interviews. It was interesting to see people’s responses to being asked, while some immedialy ducked for cover, others actually didn’t mind and went quite well. I’m considering including some of these in my final radio show. Need to edit them still, and organise this… Read More »

POR makes a break for it!

With the warmer weather my POR hops decided to check it out and have broken the surface. There are three bines starting to show, only about 2. There are no signs yet from the other two (Chinook and Tettnang) but it shouldn’t be long.

I Pee Aye! IPA

Brewed up my first IPA today called ‘I Pee Aye!’ with the assistance once again of Fiona. It’s an American IPA, recipe is below if you want to take a look. Smelt great, should taste great as well, looking forward to it. Did up some tap art work tonight for once it is kegged and ready to drink,… Read More »

Mitchell factory explodes throughout the night

 Last night we were awoken to explosions echoing across northern Canberra. Turns out a factory caught fire about midnight and a few hours later various liquids inside caught fire resulting in explosions and fireballs being thrown into the night. My son came sprinting into the room not knowing what was happening, hearing the constant booms echoing out into… Read More »

Recipe: I Pee Aye (IPA)

Next brew day is on Saturday and I will be brewing for the first time an IPA named ‘I Pee Aye’. The recipe is below, should be nice! BeerSmith Recipe Printout – http://www.beersmith.com Recipe: I Pee Aye Brewer: Nick Asst Brewer: Fiona Style: American IPA TYPE: All Grain Taste: (35.0) Recipe Specifications ————————– Batch Size (fermenter): 25.00 l    … Read More »