Ciaran's Musica Codex
Medieval music research and resources
Ciaran’s Diversions in Brewing
In addition to doing musical things, I’ve been told I’m a fairly decent brewer. I brew beers, ciders, and the occasional mead. Generally, I’m not patient enough for mead as they can take a year or more to mature. Here you can find updates on current brewing projects, recipes, resources, etc.
Royal Brewer – March 2020
I entered the Atlantian Royal Brewer competition at the Kingdom Arts and Sciences Festival (KASF). My entries were an English Dry Cider and a Bochet. The competition was very tight – the numerical scores only separated us by a few points. In addition to the numerical score, the ultimate decision belongs to their Majesties. I was very very fortunate to be named the new Atlantian Royal Brewer for the next year!!
Busy Busy – February 2020
Things have been busy on the brewing front the past few months. In November, I hosted a brew day at my house during which I brewed a bochet. The Atlantian Brewers Guild had a meeting to discuss upcoming events. I’ve also refined the recipe for the MockBock doppelbock – it was very well received at Ymir!
Potables for WoW – September 2019
I have several brews that I’m taking to War of the Wings. A Wee Heavy, a Scottish Ale, the MockBock, and an apple cider. I hope they are well received.
I decided to brew a nice doppelbock to take to War of the Wings, but, there is a slight problem. A doppelbock is a style of bock, which is a type of lager. I don’t have the equipment (or the patience) to make a lager, so… I decided to make a doppelbock as an ale – hence, MockBock was born!