Monday, September 29, 2014

Gold Star Ale


A lightly hopped, rich golden ale brewed with Simpsons Golden Naked oats

9 lbs. American 2-row
.75 lb. Simpsons Golden Naked oats
.75 lb. Flaked corn

.6 oz. US Magnum hops @ 60 min.
1 oz. US Cascade hops @ 1 min.

American Ale II 1272 yeast

OG: 1.053
FG: 1.014
IBU: 24
SRM: 3
IBU/OG: .47


Monday, April 21, 2014

Interested in homebrewing? He's my recommended shopping list (Part 1)

I get asked a lot what equipment it takes to get going. Here is my list with Amazon links only for reference. This does not including chilling or bottling/kegging.

Burner:
Bayou Classic SQ14
http://www.amazon.com/Bayou-Classic-Single-Burner-Patio/dp/B0009JXYQ4

Kettle:
10 gal. Ply-bottom stainless kettle
http://www.amazon.com/Professional-Commercial-Stainless-Induction-Certified/dp/B000FNLTCU

Carboy:
6 gal. Better Bottle
http://www.amazon.com/6-Gallon-Better-Bottle/dp/B0064ODQIE

Carboy cap:
http://www.amazon.com/Carboy-Cap--Gallon-Carboys/dp/B0064OED86

Three piece airlock:
http://www.amazon.com/Piece-Plastic-Airlock-Sold-sets/dp/B0041F2DL4

Funnel:
Stainless or plastic
http://www.amazon.com/Large-Plastic-Funnel-Great-Quality/dp/B00BHKVFY2

Strainer:
Stainless fine mesh
http://www.amazon.com/Stainless-Steel-Strainer-Support-Handle/dp/B009R6JUPO

Digital scale:
Good up to 11 lbs. or better
http://www.amazon.com/Ozeri-Digital-Multifunction-Kitchen-Elegant/dp/B004164SRA

Digital thermometer:
One with a probe may work better that a "stick"
http://www.amazon.com/Taylor-1470-Digital-Cooking-Thermometer/dp/B00004XSC5

Cooler (Mash tun) for All-grain:
http://www.amazon.com/Coleman-3000000152-48-Quart-Cooler-Blue/dp/B0000DH4LT

Kettle and/or mash tun fittings: NOTE: I recommend bargainfittings.com for these parts
Stainless three-piece ball valve
http://www.amazon.com/Sharpe-Valves-Series-Stainless-Lockable/dp/B0083CT23S

Stainless hose barb
http://www.bargainfittings.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=36_39_61&product_id=61

Stainless bulkhead
http://www.bargainfittings.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=46&product_id=91

Screen
http://www.amazon.com/Bazooka-Screen-brew-kettle-mash/dp/B003ISY2DC

Sanitizer:
Star-San
http://www.amazon.com/Midwest-Homebrewing-and-Winemaking-Supplies/dp/B0064O7YFA







Thursday, January 16, 2014

Tawny Owl Porter


This is adapted from Jamil's Brown Porter recipe.

Fermentables
 2-Row (US) 9.5 lb 77% Mash 1 °L
 Brown Malt (UK) 1.0 lb 8% Mash  65 °L
 Crystal 45L (UK) 1.0 lb 8% Mash 45 °L
 Pale Chocolate (UK) 10.08 oz 5% Mash   207 °L
Carafa II 2 oz. 1% Mash 425 °L

Hops
Fuggle (UK) 1.5 oz 60 min Boil Pellet 4.8%
Fuggle (UK) 0.5 oz 10 min Boil Pellet 4.8%

Yeast
British Ale II Wyeast 1335 74.5%

OG: 1.060
FG: 1.016
ABV: 5.8
SRM: 23
IBU: 24

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Little Pig III Wheat Beer


Another attempt at making a German Hefeweizen.

5 lbs. Pils
3 lbs. Malted wheat
2 lbs. Flaked wheat

.5 oz. Magnum @ 60 min.
.5 oz. Tettnanger @10 min.

3333 German Wheat Yeast

Thursday, March 28, 2013

The Falconer


American Pale Ale finished with Falconer's Flight

9.5 lbs. American 2 Row
.5 Crystal 20
.5 Crystal 40

1 oz. Magnum (14% AA) @ 60 min.
2 oz. Falconer's Flight @ 5 min.

Wyeast 1056 American Ale

OG: 1.059  @ 75% efficiency
FG: 1.013 @ 77 attenuation
ABV: 6%
SRM: ~ 9
IBU: 72 calculated

Monday, January 28, 2013

Smilin' Eyes Irish Ale

This is a totally typical American-made Irish Red Ale.


Mash:
- 7.5 lbs. Rahr 2-Row Pale
- 0.75 lbs. Belgian Caramel Pils
- 0.25 lbs. Briess Special Roast
- 0.125 lbs. Belgian Biscuit malt
- 0.125 lbs. English Chocolate Malt

Hops:
- 0.75 oz. Willamette (60 min)
- 0.75 oz. US Goldings (30 min)

Yeast:
Wyeast #1272 American Ale Yeast II

Monday, October 29, 2012

Durham Bull Brown


This Northern English Brown beer isn't named after the minor league ball team or the movie. This name is minor alteration on the legend of how the town of Durham in North East England was founded.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Durham#Legend_of_the_Dun_Cow_and_city_origins

On to the beer. This is an exact copy of Jamil's Northern English Brown recipe.


6.8 lbs. Pale Malt(2-row)
0.6375 lbs. Crystal 40L
0.425 lbs. Crystal 25L
0.425 lbs. Victory Malt 
0.2125 lbs. Chocolate Malt - Light
0.6375 lbs. Special Roast Malt

(I know these numbers look horrible, but it's because I had to dial down Jamil's numbers to fit with my system and the BJCP guidelines.)

1.00 oz. Goldings - E.K. Pellet (5.90 AA%) @ 60 min.

White Labs WLP002 English Ale

OG: 1.047
FG: 1.013
ABV: 4.2
IBU: 21