Archive for the ‘Chocolate’ Category

Batch 67: Harford Porter

Straight-up porter, as the first beer brewed in my baesment. Recipe Type: All Grain Yeast: WLP001 (2 pure pitch packets) Yeast Starter: none Batch Size (Gallons): intended 10, collected 9.5 Original Gravity: ?? Final Gravity: ?? IBU: ?27? ?33 Boiling Time (Minutes): 75 Color: ~25? Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 18# 2-row 1# […]

Posted September 5, 2017 by fbarrett in 2-row, Biscuit, Black Patent, Cascade, Chocolate, Crystal 40L, Nugget

Batch 29/30: RIS and Coffee (Chocolate? Vanilla?) Porter

Partigyle seems to be the word of the day! Brew day was Sunday, Jan 12. Brewing this recipe: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f68/russian-imperial-stout-2011-hbt-competition-category-winner-238807/ and capping the mash for a small beer, because why not!? Gonna either let the small beer sit in secondary with vanilla or chocolate, or bottle with either a vanilla tea or coffee, to make some […]

Batch 25: Dark Forest (Porter? Brown Ale?)

I wanted to make this in the style of a Baltic Porter … but it came out a bit too light (might not even count as a porter, maybe rather a brown ale), and a Baltic Porter is traditionally a lager (I’m not lagering yet), so let’s just call this Beer. My original recipe had […]

Batch 22: Holly Ale Redux

This past week, Dan and Drew were  complete heroes in caring for Zachary as we welcomed the arrival of Lillian. Thank you for your awesomeness. While Drew was here, he helped me brew another batch of the celebrated Holly Ale, explored in Batch 7 and Batch 10, and originating with jmo88 on homebrewtalk.com: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f78/holly-christmas-ale-145580/ This […]

Batches 13/14: Partigyle – Imperial IPA and a Porter

I’ve been reading about Partigyle brewing and I want to give it a shot. I’m brewing 2.5 gallons of an Imperial IPA, then 5 gallons of a Porter. I planned the grain bill for a 7.5 gallon, 1.060 FG beer, with the understanding that this would give me a <strong OG> 2.5 gallon first running, […]

Batch 12: Mad Elf Clone

In an ode to one of our favorite winter seasonals, and in acknowledgement of the fact that Tröegs hasn’t made it to the west coast yet, I’m attempting a clone of the infamous Mad Elf. It has Tröegenator (doppelbock) as it’s base, using belgian ale yeast instead of lager, and with cherries in the secondary. […]

Batch 10: Belgian Holly Ale/Winter Warmer

Doing a second batch of jmo88’s holly ale from homebrewtalk.com. This time, I’m going to use a belgian yeast (WLP530), and I’m using the original grain bill proposed (instead of doing an extract batch), with slightly different quantities (probably negligible) due to the portions that my LHBS sells in: 13# pale 2-row 0.5# crystal 60 […]

Batch 7: Holly Ale/Winter Warmer

At the behest of Sarah, and certainly not begrudgingly, this batch is a winter warmer 🙂 Sarah asked for orange, ginger, cinnamon, and vanilla, and I happened upon this recipe: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f78/holly-christmas-ale-145580/ Just in case that post or the site ever goes away, here’s the recipe (with minor changes that I made): Recipe Type: Partial Mash (the […]

Batch 2: Nut Brown Ale

Short story, I was able to get the wort down to ~120 after stirring and a few minutes in an ice bath in the sink. I then aerated it by pouring back and forth 5 times between the brew kettle and a sterilized bucket (used for bottling the previous day, soaked overnight in StarSan solution). […]

Batch 1: Brown Porter

We started our homebrewing adventure with a Brown Porter ingredient kit from MoreBeer.com. All tools were cleaned and sanitized using StarSan beforehand. I began with 3 gallons of water in our 3.5 gallon stock pot. I placed three separate cheesecloth bags of grain (Chocolate, English, and Crystal Malts) in the pot and applied heat to […]