Beer 21 – Dry Oatmeal Stout (with a coffee addition)

Beer 21 – Dry Oatmeal Stout (with a coffee addition)

Brew Day – 2020-09-21 This is the Dry Irish Stout AG kit from Northern Brewer. I might add coffee to secondary…. Maybe cold brew. Have to research that. According to this, a coffee with rich cocoa notes might work better than a fruitier coffee. It ...

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Beer 20 – Beer 6 Repeat – IPA (AG)

Beer 20 – Beer 6 Repeat – IPA (AG)

Well, almost 4 years later and I decided to try that beer #6 again. I always knew I would. It was my first 5 gallon AG brew and it tasted great once it matured a bit, so I’m gonna see if I can do it again. Made a couple of slight tweaks though: 1oz casca...

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Brew #19 – Extra Pale Ale

Brew #19 – Extra Pale Ale

This is Northern Brewer’s Extra Pale Ale all grain kit. Ingredients Mash: 7.5 lbs Rahr 2-row Pale 1 lb. Belgian Cara 8 0.5 lbs. Briess Caramel 20 Hops: 2 oz Cascade @ 60 min 1 oz Cascade @ 1 min Yeast: 1 packet Safale US-05 Misc: .5 tsp Irish moss @ 15...

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Brew #18 – Rye Brown Ale

Brew #18 – Rye Brown Ale

This is Northern Brewer’s Private Rye Rye Brown Ale extract kit. Ingredients Specialty Grains: .25 lb Wyermann Chocolate Rye .25 lb Briess Speial Roast .125 lb English Medium Crystal .125 lb English Black Malt Fermentables: 1 lb Gold DME 6 lb Rye Malt S...

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Brew #17 – Dunkelweizen

Brew #17 – Dunkelweizen

This is the Northern Brewer AG kit. DUNE-KEL-VITE-ZEN! Ingredients My well water 1 tbsp PH 5.2 stabilizer 5 lbs. Weyermann Dark Wheat malt 3.5 lbs. German Pilsner malt 1 lbs. German Dark Munich malt 0.5 lbs. Weyermann Caramunich II 0.25 lbs. Briess Caramel 120...

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Brew #16 – Lefse Blonde (Northern Brewer AG kit)

Brew #16 – Lefse Blonde (Northern Brewer AG kit)

Brew Day (8/20/17) Did not use ph 5.2 stabilizer hit 150-151 F on mash in @ exactly 12 noon mashout water was around 203F instead of the 206F Beersmith calculated. At the end of the 10-min mashout, the mash was 163F, so this is lower than instructions said. Wo...

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Brew #15 – IPA with year 2 homegrown hops

Brew #15 – IPA with year 2 homegrown hops

I got a lot more hops than I did on year 1: 8.8 oz Cascade .65 oz Centennial Although the Centennial is still not much. I decided to do a wet-hop brew using entirely my homegrown hops. They were harvested only a couple hours before using. The portion that wil...

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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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