"Last week I called Comcast and requested that they downgrade my cable television service from the Digital Classic package to broadcast channels only. This is a rather fun conversation to have with the Comcast folks. Their procedure seems to require that they escalate the call at least twice to give a couple of supervisors a chance to talk the caller out of this decision. Despite their efforts, I prevailed and the service has been downgraded. This downgrade will save us about $50/mo." William Grady, October 2008
When I wrote that in October 2008, I thought that I was downgrading my cable forever.
What follows here is my recipe for Fat Robin Barleywine. This is my first barleywine and my first all-grain recipe that I designed from scratch using the Beer Smith 2 software. I brewed this on January 19, 2014. In late February 2014, I bottled this into some beautiful used 25oz swing-top bottles that I got used from Northampton Beer & Winemaking on King Street in Northampton, MA. I also had labels made for this at Grogtag just because I liked that such a thing was possible.
While looking at the September 2012 issue of Brew Your Own homebrew magazine, I happened upon the "Homebrew Directory" section. The secion consists of a list of homebrew shops by state. I looked up my state (Massachusetts) and found that Homebrew Emporium had opened a new location in Weymouth, MA (which somewhat near my house.) I was happy to discover this as there are not too many homebrew supply locations on the South Shore.
I took notes along the way on each of the brewing sessions. I wisely posted my Saison recipe notes but never got down to doing the same with the Milk Stout recipe. As this was a few years ago, both beers are long gone now and I can no longer find the Milk Stout notes.