Bryan's Wine & Beer Making Pages

Wine Making

I've been making wine since 1981, when my first batch was rhubarb wine, using an old recipe and bread yeast. In retrospect, I've quite surprised that anyone was willing to drink that swill. And even more surprised that anyone survived! Needless to say my wines and winemaking skills have improved since then.

Here I've published various articles, including a white paper on sweetening wine and my notes from various wine making efforts.

Beer Making

I got into beer making in 1984, and have been doing it off and on ever since. My favorites are dark beers, especially porters. I've done a few that make Guinness look thin.

In May 2007, after a multi-year hiatus, I'm back into beer makings. If I can ever find my notebook I'll publish some of my old logs/recipes, in addition to new ones.