Thursday, May 28, 2015

Concordia Cider

Ephraim Wales Bull in Concord, Massachusetts


Concord grape and apple juice cider

3 gal. apple juice
2 apple juice concentrates
1 Concord grape juice concentrate

Wyeast 4184 Sweet mead

Combine all ingredients as fast as you can!




Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Rhode Island Rooster


This is a take on Old Speckled Hen adapted from Clone Brews.

9 lbs. of British 2-row malt
1 lb. of British Crystal 50
4 oz. of wheat malt

1 oz. Challenger @7.5% at 60 minutes
1/2 oz. East Kent Goldings @5% at 15 minutes
1/2 oz. Challenger @7.5% at 15 minutes
1 oz. East Kent Goldings @5% at 1 minutes

Wyeast 1028 London Ale

OG: 1.053
FG: 1.013
IBU: 34
ABV: 5.2%
SRM: 8

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