Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Gone Grizzly Gone California Common

Did you know that at one time San Francisco was home to grizzly bears? In fact, grizzly bears once wandered a large area of the western United States reaching all the way to the Nebraska-Iowa state line. All of that changed of course and now they roam mainly to Canada. In homage to the heritage of the grizzly bear and the Bear Flag Republic, here is my recipe for a California Common.

8 lbs. 2-Row
.5 lb. Crystal 90
.5 lb. Carapils

.75 oz. Northern Brewer @ 60 minutes
.75 oz. Northern Brewer @ 15 minutes
1 oz. Northern Brewer @ 1 minute

WLP810 San Francisco Lager

OG 1.052
FG 1.014
ABV 5.1
IBU 43
SRM 12

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Tackle Box IPA

This is an attempt at a clone of Bell's Two-Hearted IPA.


10.625 lbs. 2-row
.5 lb. Crystal 40

Mash @ 153 for 60 minutes

1 oz. Centennial @ 60 minutes
1 oz. Centennial @ 20 minutes
1 oz. Centennial @ 10 minutes
1 oz. Centennial @ 1 minute
1 oz. Centennial (Dry hop)

White Labs WLP001 California Ale

OG 1.064
FG 1.013
ABV 6.9%
IBU 67

Monday, September 14, 2009

Smoked Applesauce Ale

What started out as a joke might actually get made someday.

Malt bill:
1 lb Weyermann Beechwood Smoked Malt
1 gal Apple juice
6 lb Briess Brewers 2-row Malt
1 lb Briess Caramel 20L Malt

Hops bill:
1 oz Tettnanger (4.5% AA, Pellet) @ 60 minutes

Yeast: White Labs 072 French Ale (only available during Nov/Dec)

Additions: Mulling spices
Pectin enzyme (to reduce pectin haze)

OG: 1.058
FG: 1.013
ABV: 6.0
IBU: 18
SRM: 9

Friday, September 11, 2009

Mockwerks Brewing Co. welcomes a new assistant brewer

Mockwerks Brewing Co. is pleased to announce the arrival of our new assistant brewer, Charles A. Mock. Charles (Charlie) was hired on September 2nd, 2009 for our production plant in St. Louis, MO.

Although Charlie hasn't worked for a brewery previously, he does come from a brewing family and is sure to be a quick study and hard worker.

He's pictured here with our Senior Vice President of Finance, Kelly.

From Charlie090909