Author Archives: Zymurgy Bob

First Day of the 2013 Making Fine Spirits Book Tour

Well, the 2013 second annual cross-country Zymurgy Bob book scramble, lecture series, and serial cluster-(bleep) is underway, and its beginnings are seriously inauspicious. I spent the first night away from home at my daughter’s house in Hillsboro, Oregon, with my … Continue reading

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Date Set for Keller’s Brew Supply Book Signing

On Saturday, June 8, I’ll be in The Dalles, Oregon, at Keller’s Brew Supply doing my hobby distillation dog and pony show for my book Making Fine Spirits. Rick at Keller’s has kindly invited us to do the lecture and … Continue reading

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Date Set For Victor’s Grape Arbor Book Signing

On Saturday, May 25, I’ll be in Albuquerque, New Mexico, for our second annual Victor’s Grape Arbor lecture and book signing for my book Making Fine Spirits. Last year’s experience was so nice we just had to do it again, … Continue reading

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Date Set for Sierra Moonshine Book Signing

Saturday, May 11th, at 1:00 PM, I’ll be in Grass Valley CA, at Sierra Moonshine Homebrew Supplies, conducting a combination show-and-tell and book signing for Making Fine Spirits. I haven’t been in Grass Valley for many years, and Michael, the … Continue reading

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Date Set for Just Brew It Solutions Book Signing

Sunday, May 12th, I’ll be in Carson City NV, at Just Brew It Solutions, conducting a combination show-and-tell and book signing for Making Fine Spirits. I had the pleasure of doing a signing here last year, and I had a … Continue reading

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Making Fine Spirits at the Oregon Beer & Wine Fest

We’re back from the Oregon Beer & Wine Fest in Portland, where we sold both Making Fine Spirits and Poetry from the Desert Floor from our booth. Considering our sheer newness to the venue, it went very well indeed. Dealing … Continue reading

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Date Set for Home Fermenter Center Book Signing

On May 2nd, I’ll be doing a book signing for Making Fine Spirits at the Home Fermenter Center in Eugene Oregon at 1:00. I’ll be doing what’s becoming the standard dog-and-pony show for two or three hours, depending on the … Continue reading

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We’ll Be At the Oregon Beer & Wine Fest

On March 29th and 30th we’ll have a booth at the 19th annual Oregon Beer & Wine Fest in Portland, and we’ll be selling my book Making Fine Spirits. The Fest is in the Oregon Convention Center, at 777 NE … Continue reading

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Date Set for NorCal Brewing Solutions Book Signing

On May 4th, NorCal Brewing Solutions in Redding CA will be having a brew day in their fancy new digs. From what I hear, there will be all kinds of brewing and demonstrations going on all day, and in the … Continue reading

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Fermenting Apple Juice for Hard Cider or Distilling

A lister on the Artisan Distillers Forum asked for recipes or procedures for fermenting apple juice to hard cider and, I’m assuming, to distill it to Calvados, the French apple brandy. He was also warned away from hard cider by … Continue reading

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