Monday, August 20, 2018

Frist Crack IPA - Returning for Mocktoberfest 2018


Let's acknowledge something before we begin. 

My very first blog post has been called Frist Crack this entire time instead of "First Crack" like it was supposed to be. It's been on here since 2009 and it's better to stick with tradition than to change it now. 

This was my first all-grain recipe and probably one of the best beers I've ever made. Simple and straightforward. This is modified slightly from the original.

11 lbs of 2-Row
1 lb Crystal 40L
1 oz. 12 AA Warrior @60 min
1 oz. 4.5 AA Cascade @30 min
1 oz. 4.5 AA Cascade @10 min

Using Wyeast 1056

1.061 OG
1.015 FG
57.4 IBU
7.6 SRM
6% ABV
0.92 Balance

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Swamp Thing Belgian Pale Ale


Exact copy from here:

http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/homebrew-recipe/beer-recipe-of-the-week-yellow-diamond-belgian-pale-ale

4.0 lbs Pale ale malt
3.0 lbs Munich malt
1.0 lb Belgian aromatic malt
6.0 oz Belgian medium crystal
1.5 lbs Piloncillo or other unrefined sugar, added to brew kettle
1.0 oz Northern Brewer 6.5% alpha acid (90 minutes)
0.67 oz Saaz 3% alpha acid (90 minutes)
1.0 oz Saaz 3% alpha acid (15 minutes)
1 to 2 oranges zested, add at end of boil
0.5 oz Coriander, crushed
1 whole star anise, or 0.5 tsp (2 g) grains of paradise, or your secret spice of choice
Belgian Style yeast

Monday, August 24, 2015

Frankenbier!

Boris Karloff in the makeup chair for Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

An Abby someone beer...Abby Normal

9.5 lbs. Canadian Pilsner 2-row malt
.5 lb. Munich (20L)
1 lb. CaraVienna (20L)
6 oz. Breiss Special Roast
2 oz. UK chocolate
1.75 pz. Carafa II

1 oz. Northern Brewer @ 60 min.
.5 oz. Czech Saaz @ 15 min.
.5 oz. Czech Saaz @ 1 min.

Wyeast 2565 Kölsch

OG: 1.058
FG: 1.014
IBU: 30
SRM: 15
ABV: 5.7%




Steamboat Bier


A Northern German Altbier inspired deep-golden ale

9.5 lbs. American 2-Row
10 oz. Caramunich
4 oz. Canadian wheat malt
1 oz. British Chocolate
1/2 oz. German Carafa II

1 oz. Northern Brewer @ 60 min.
.5 oz. Czech Saaz @ 15 min.
.5 oz. Czech Saaz @ 1 min.

Wyeast 2565 Kölsch

OG: 1.054
FG: 1.014
IBU: 31
SRM: 10
ABV: 5.25%

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