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.

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

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Lion's Roar Abbey Ale

Not too strong, but you might have this one sneak up on you.

8 lbs. Rahr Old World Pilsner
.5 lb. Breiss White Wheat Malt
.5 lb. De Wolf-Cosyns Aromatic
2 lbs. table sugar

2 oz. Styrian Goldings at 60 minutes

2 vials WLP540 Abbey IV yeast

OG: 1.069
Est. FG: 1.015
Est. ABV: 7.1%
IBU: 25
SRM: 5

The name is in honor of the Belgian Coat of Arms

Monday, July 16, 2012

Bricklayer Ale

8 lbs American 2-row
.6 lb. American 40L Crystal
.4 lb. Breiss Victory
.25 lb. American 120L Crystal
.0625 (1 oz.) Wyermann Carafa II

.5 oz. Magnum (12.5%AA) @ 60 min.
1 oz. Cascade (5.5%AA) @ 10 min.

WLP001 California Ale

OG: 1.050
FG: 1.010
ABV: 5.2%
IBU: 34
SRM: 21 (this is always off)

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Base Wit

Ottumwa Naval Air Station (Base)

It's bugged me for some time that I don't have this posted though it's probably the best beer I make.

UPDATED - I've changed the amounts I use and recommend, so this is now edited.



6 lb 2-Row Pale Malt
2 lb Wheat Malt
2 lb Flaked Soft White Wheat


0.7 oz (20 g) Mt. Hood whole hop, (6.5% AA), @ 60 minutes


Fresh orange zest (2 oranges), added at flame out
.75 oz fresh crushed/ground coriander seeds, added at flame out

Wyeast 3944 Belgian Witbier or White Labs WLP400 Belgian Wit Ale

Friday, February 17, 2012

Red Scare Ale

Now with edits!

This is an Imperial Red Ale based off Great Lakes Brewing Co.'s Nosferatu ale.  I hope it's tasty.

13.5 lbs. 2-Row
1.125 lb. Caramel 80
.5 lb. Briess Special Roast
.125 lb. English Dark Crystal (135L)

1.25 oz. Simcoe (14%AA) @ 60 min.
1 oz. Cascade (5.5%AA) @ 15 min.
1 oz. Cascade (5.5%AA) @ 1 min.
1 oz. Simcoe (14%AA) @ 1 min.

WLP007 Dry English Ale (with a starter)

@75% efficiency
OG: 1.076
FG: 1.015
ABV: 8.0%
IBU: 81