A while back there was a great group of guys I kept in touch with through brew blogs. I’ve lost touch with the brew community to a large extent, but I remember drinking Ted’s Columbus IPA
http://www.tedbrews.com/2008/09/columbus-ipa.html?m=1. Over the years, Ted’s Columbus IPA really stood out to me so when I was contemplating my [...]
This past weekend I decided to get back at brewing the 10gal size brews. In this case, I was thinking IPA as I like to keep a hoppy beer on tap at all times. In this case I had a bunch of cascade hops left over from last year so i decided to [...]
I’ve brewed a few Belgian Dubbels over the years. To be honest, I haven’t been totally “in love” with the recipe I’ve been using. I have practicing minimalism in brewing recently, but for this brew I decided to build a more complex recipe.
Here is what I came up with:
11lb 15oz of Belgian Pilsner [...]
Since the weather was starting to pick up and it seems like we’re finally there (at least until this past weekend when it rained the whole time), its time for a Belgian Wit again! For this brew, I turned back the clock to the very first Belgian Wit I had brewed called “Mulligan Wit” which [...]
I’m back! Today was my first brew day since June, wow, it’s been a while. This year I decided to try out a harvest ale, this one I am calling Hog’s Back Pale Ale as it’s football season and this should make for a great Sunday session beer.
My recipe was simple enough, I had some [...]
It’s been a few weeks and I’m starting to go a little light on my brews so it’s time to get my act together and start brewing! My pale ale is on it’s last legs so I am going to replace it with an IPA, a style I can’t seem to go wrong with. As [...]
That’s right, beer isn’t just for dinner and lunch anymore, now it’s for breakfast. My friends over at the Brew Dudes have also been in on the Oatmeal Stout and I haven’t brewed one since I used to kit brew. I think it’s time to re-visit this classing breakfast drink.
Seriously though, I am going to be [...]
I know, all my brew day pictures look the same. Sometimes I wonder why I take so many of the same stuff. Oh well.
Saturday I got up at a reasonable hour and started off on a relaxing brew day. This was a 10.5 gallon batch with a target OG of 1.047. A simple Pale Ale for [...]
So I am pulling off a last second brew day – This is going to be a pale ale:
20lbs – US 2 row pale malt
1.5lbs Crystal 40L
1.5oz UK Goldings
1.5oz (umm I forgot)
I am using the 1056 from my barley wine (I tasted it, and it was awesome!!!). I am going to be single infusion [...]
While we in Upstate New York get pounded by our third or fourth straight day of 6 to 8 inch snow fall, I am sitting infront of a fire, watching Monday Night Football and enjoying an IPA. Life is good.
As for the brew day, there was room for improvement. Don’t get me wrong, I think [...]