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 [...]
Just like last year, I decided to do a harvest ale using the wet hops from my garden. I was first introduced to this concept by the Sierra Nevada harvest ale and was a big fan. The fresh hops give a totally different flavor profile and having my own hops vines helps as far as [...]
Tonight I kegged up my IPA and I have to say, it’s the best IPA I’ve made. To make something good even better, I added two ounces of whole leaf hops that I grew in my back yard into the keg for a nice dry hop.
The picture below is a little comtraption I came up [...]
This weekend, with the help of a newbie, I brewed up an Imperial IPA. I had some UK 2 row left and a crap load of Cascade hops so, whats a man to do? Imperial IPA. Beyond the preset ingreints, I was pretty open to whatever might need to be in the brew. I went [...]
Since this is my first time using my glass carboy, I figured I would make a short video of the fermentation happening.
Today was one of those waining beautiful days in Upstate so spending my morning in the driveway brewing beer was perfect. This was another one of my solo brews as Nick has cashed out and Bryan is helping to control the deer population. My pump is still not up and working just yet, so hopefully [...]
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 [...]
Tonight I racked over my still unnamed IPA and added the Willamette dry hops to both carboys. I had a taste and was really pleased with the flavor. This is going to be a great IPA. There were a few things about the brew day that I forgot to outline:
Step mashed – I used a [...]
…It felt good to be out of the snow. While we are still unsure about the name of this IPA, for now it’s a poe-boy because we used our free hops from Red Hook for it! It’s a great tour if you get the chance and you’re in Portsmouth, I recommend it.
As you can see [...]
Finally, we are going to brew this weekend! Because Nick and I are so low on brew and because I was able to come across some free high alpha acid hops while on brew tour, we are making an American IPA. I picked up the grains last night and I am going to be rocking [...]