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.

Bayou Classic SQ14

10 gal. Ply-bottom stainless kettle

6 gal. Better Bottle

Carboy cap:

Three piece airlock:

Stainless or plastic

Stainless fine mesh

Digital scale:
Good up to 11 lbs. or better

Digital thermometer:
One with a probe may work better that a "stick"

Cooler (Mash tun) for All-grain:

Kettle and/or mash tun fittings: NOTE: I recommend for these parts
Stainless three-piece ball valve

Stainless hose barb

Stainless bulkhead



Thursday, January 16, 2014

Tawny Owl Porter

This is adapted from Jamil's Brown Porter recipe.

 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

Fuggle (UK) 1.5 oz 60 min Boil Pellet 4.8%
Fuggle (UK) 0.5 oz 10 min Boil Pellet 4.8%

British Ale II Wyeast 1335 74.5%

OG: 1.060
FG: 1.016
ABV: 5.8
SRM: 23
IBU: 24