Beer #7 – AG American Pale Ale

Beer #7 – AG American Pale Ale

Vorlaufing in action! As I could’ve predicted, this being my 7th brew now, it’s getting a bit routine (yawnnn) and I didn’t take nearly as many pictures of the process on brew day as I have in the past. The vorlauf photo is the only one. Plu...

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Brew #6 – IPA

Brew #6 – IPA

[For those who may not know, that picture above is krausen – not the final product!] This is an attempt to copy one of my favorite beers, Saranac’s Legacy IPA  (I won’t say clone since there’s definitley unknown ingredients). Their s...

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Brew #5 – Big Honkin’ Stout extract kit becomes an Oatmeal Stout(?)

Brew #5 – Big Honkin’ Stout extract kit becomes an Oatmeal Stout(?)

I got a Northern Brewer Big Honkin’ Stout extract/specialty grains kit as a holiday gift and I decided to tweak it to a (hopefully) Oatmeal Stout. The idea to start tweaking came when I saw that, according to Beersmith, 1 packet of yeast wouldn’t c...

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Brewery Cost Analysis (per beer)

Besides how incredibly fun and rewarding this hobby is, I’m in it for the cost savings too. I know when you buy about $20-something worth of ingredients and do a 5 gallon batch, you’re looking at about half a buck a beer. And this is for good be...

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Brew 4 – Cincinnati Pale Ale – 5 gallon

Brew 4 – Cincinnati Pale Ale – 5 gallon

This is based on the recipe for newbies from John Palmer’s How to Brew book. I really do want to keep with the all-grain brewing that I did for my first three 1 gallon brews, but I don’t yet have the mash tun that I’m getting soon. I shou...

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Beer #3 – 1 gallon IPA

Beer #3 – 1 gallon IPA

Brew Day (11/16/15) Brew in a bag Based on NB Dead Ringer IPA. 1 gallon – with final hops at flameout instead of dry hopping. Once again, I missed the target OG. Grain bill: 2.2 lbs 2-row 0.2 lbs caramel 40L Hops: 0.15 centennial at 60 min 0.2 centennial...

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Brew #2 – 1 gallon IPA

Brew #2 – 1 gallon IPA

Or at least that’s how much I should’ve yielded. This was based on Northern Brewer’s Dead Ringer IPA and their instructions (mostly), scaled to 1 gallon and done with Brew in a Bag method. I did not even come close to the OG of 1.060 that I ...

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First Homebrew

First Homebrew

First Homebrew done with a Brooklyn Brewshop Everyday IPA kit I received as a gift. Brewed on Oct 6, 2015. Straight to all-grain! The ingredients were a tad expired and other mistakes were made. It was not very delicious. Graduating to 5 gallon batches soon.

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humble man brewery logo

A logo is in the works. Here’s take one:

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