Gravity Before Boil: 1.045 SG (12.0 Brix)
Original Gravity: 1.047 SG (12.5 Brix)
Final Gravity: 1.011 SG (6.7 Brix)
Volume Of Finished Beer: 20.02 US gals
Total Water Required: 26.27 US gals
19lb 2oz of US 2-Row Malt
12lb 8oz of Belgian Pale Wheat Malt
2lb 9oz of UK Flaked Oats
1lb 6oz of Belgian Biscuit Malt
3.00 oz of UK Golding (60 [...]
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 made a decision about the wit and went with banana extract. Initially I had visions of using real banana and doing some cool stuff, but with the holidays I was really distracted and just added some extract into the secondary. I added 1 fl oz of extract to 5 gallons of beer. The extract [...]
Today was another glorious brew day in Central New York! Normally I use my brew day posts to review the stats on our session, but this morning I was thinking that this might be a good opportunity to review some of my brew day practices in greater detail.
Living close to a homebrew shop can [...]
This weekend Nick and I were going to do a nice easy 10.5 gallon of brew (Nick commented that brewing for 5 gallons almost didn’t seem worth it anymore, I disagree). I like the idea of going smaller and spending some time focusing on our process and thinking about how we can improve what it [...]
This past weekend we brewed up three batches of brew. We also broke a new brewer into the hobby when by wife’s cousin Bryan (Yes MNB, spelled like Bryan Adams, no need to get all giddy) joined us and brewed up an extract batch. When the day was all said and done, we had brewed [...]
My thoughts and prayers are with everyone in the mid-west who have been effected by the tornado’s. I lost my house to fire and I know how it feels to have to pick up the pieces, things will get better with time.
With that said, we were fortunate this weekend in the North East to have [...]
So I thought that the best way to wake my senses back up was to brew…so away I go. This is an all-grain interpretation of the Blanche de Bruges (Belgium White) that we coined Mulligan Wit after a piss-poor day of golf. I considered going safe and just making another extract brew, but I [...]
Now I have never been a fan of the Cherry Wheat’s that I have tried (Sam Adams), I think because they use the Cherry Flavoring as opposed to the real Cherry’s. Well everyone I have talked too loves the Cherry Wheat so I bucked and decided to make this.
Malt Extract: 3.3lbs Light malt extract (I [...]
The Belgium White is flowing!
This is by far my favorite kind of beer, so without a doubt I’m a bias observer. However, the brew recipe I used for this worked out great, it comes highly recommended.
It has a great smell, light fruity hints throughout the brew, and it’s even uncharacteristically clear for a Belgium White. [...]