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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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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