While I know we’re still a ways away from the end of winter, I can’t wait to get some sun action and spring weather. Initially I was thinking I would brew a pils, but elected instead to brew a cream ale. A good lawnmower beer. I’ve done a few of these, but I have tweaked [...]
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 it’s been a while, I figured why not get back on the horse with an old faithful. Californication, a California Common I’ve brewed a few times. This is a simple enough recipe:
20.12 lbs Canadian 2row pale
3lbs 45L Caramel malt
1oz Northern Brewer – 60 min
2oz Centennial – 30 min
1oz Northern Brewer – [...]
Over the years I have traditionally done a wit or some variation of a good refreshing summer brew. This year I decided to take on a saison, a Belgian farm-house ale that I have enjoyed for years. Like most Belgian style brews, this beer highlights the yeast above all other flavors and is complemented with [...]
That’s right, we’re still cranking on FF and for December, it’s a kind of free-for all on days, but that works for me. I’ve been hit or miss with them anyway. For this FF, the question was about our favorite holiday homebrew.
For me, this brings up an interesting point because I am actually brewing a [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
This weekend I was thinking that I would brew a small 3 gallon batch of barleywine for the fun of it. I have 10lbs of US 2 row pale malt just sitting around so might as well put it to good use.
The plan is simple enough:
12lbs US 2 row pale malt
1lb Crystal 40L
.5lb Crystal 10L
So, while Nick and Bryan were both pre-occupied, I was on my own for a brew day so I decided to do a brew that was not as conducive to the volume brews we had been doing. Since I hadn’t made a Belgian Dubbel since the Abbey I brewed in extract many years ago, I [...]
What better way to celebrate the end of a sub-zero temperature stretch than some early morning cold brewing? Since we both have some great conditions for lagerning brews, Nick and I decided to revisit our very successful “Samuel L. Jackson” brew that was a slightly stronger version of Sam Adams. Since we both enjoyed this [...]