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


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