Beer #14 – IPA

Beer #14 – IPA

I yielded only .3 oz of homegrown hops (it was the first year) and I’m finally going to use them. They are Cascade. They’ve been in the freezer a few months. This will be my first time using whole leaf hops, and of course ones I grew! For this bee...

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Brew #13 – Porter (all grain)

Brew #13 – Porter (all grain)

This is supposed to be a clone of Samuel Smith Taddy Porter, from the book Clone Brews. I don’t think I’ve ever had the Taddy Porter, but I love their oatmeal stout. I decided to do this one partially because the description made it sound complete...

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Brew #12 – Spiced Winter Ale (All Grain)

Brew #12 – Spiced Winter Ale (All Grain)

This is the kit from Northern Brewer. Ingredients 9 lbs. British Golden Promise 1 lb. English Medium Crystal 0.75 oz US Goldings (60 min.) 0.5 oz Mulling Spices (0 min.) Safale S-04 Brew Day (10/22/2016) Heated about 3.1 gallons water to 174F. Added 1 tbsp PH ...

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Brew #11 – Northern English Brown Ale (AG)

Brew #11 – Northern English Brown Ale (AG)

This is a clone of Newcastle Brown Ale from the book Clone Brews. This is my first-ever 90 min mash and 90 min boil. Notes East Kent Goldings hops out of stock on NB. Substituted with UK Progress hops. Progress hop added at 6 min instead of 15 min (as book sa...

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Brew #10 – Cream Ale

Brew #10 – Cream Ale

Brew Day (7/16/16) Ingredients Ingredients Amt Name Type # %/IBU 1.00 tbsp PH 5.2 Stabilizer (Mash 60.0 mins) Water Agent 1 – 7 lbs Pale Malt, 2-Row (Rahr) (1.8 SRM) Grain 2 87.5 % 12.0 oz Honey Malt (25.0 SRM) Grain 3 9.4 % 4.0 oz Biscuit Malt (23.0 SRM...

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Brew #9 – IPA

Brew #9 – IPA

Ingredients Ingredients Amt Name Type # %/IBU 8 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 1 66.7 % 3 lbs Dingemans Munich Malt (5.0 SRM) Grain 2 25.0 % 1 lbs Caramel/Crystal Malt – 40L (40.0 SRM) Grain 3 8.3 % 1.00 oz Centennial [10.00 %] – Boil 30....

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Brew #8 – Belgian Saison (Brewer’s Best kit)

Brew #8 – Belgian Saison (Brewer’s Best kit)

I decided to do a kit this time. I had a few things in the works in BeerSmith, including a recipe for Heffeweizen I found in the BS “cloud”. I had also been thinking of doing a Maibock in time for May Day (just because). But this Belgian Saison ca...

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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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