June 3, 2013

DIY Umami Mart: New Floors!

by Yoko Kumano

I have to admit, I had been dreading redoing the floors for the shop. We all knew it had to be done — the reality was that once we signed the lease, we were no longer a pop-up. The shop had to “grow up.” Without going into the technical details, we had received a few […]

September 23, 2011

Confessions of a Pizzahead: DIY Dough

by Sarah Fatemi

I think it’s safe to say that I have officially become a pizzahead. After moving from San Francisco to Los Angeles and trying a few different wood-fired pizza places out, along with being given some pretty ridiculous suggestions on par with the bowling alley pizza party fare I had as a child, I had come […]

October 14, 2010

Best of UM: Tap This: Keg It!

by Kayoko Akabori

By CJ, Umamimart’s Official Beer Scientist Originally posted on July 30, 2010 PREFACE Keg It! Part 1 Once you have all the stuff you need covered in Part One, the only thing left to do is get the beer into the keg, which is what I will be covering in this post. The process to […]

July 16, 2010

Tap This: Keg It! (Part 1)

by CJ Mattiola

Bottling is the most painful and tedious task in the brewing process. The main benefit of kegging is that it is far less work than bottling. Several years ago, I got so sick of peeling labels off the bottles, sanitizing and cleaning them, filling them, and capping each one. It was at that point when […]