Archive for the ‘Northern’ Category

Batch 61: Pumpkin Dubbel 2016!

To be entered into the homebrew competition for the 2016 Baltimore Craft Beer Festival 🙂 Recipe Type: All-Grain Yeast: WLP500 Yeast Starter: 1L and 0.5L starters from two separate pure pitch packs Batch Size (Gallons): 10.5 gallons Original Gravity: 1.075 (+0.064 w/ D90 ≈ 1.081) Final Gravity: IBU: ~25 Boiling Time (Minutes): 75 Color: Primary […]

Batch 44: Sarah’s Good Morning Breakfast Stout

8# German Pils 1# Pale Chocolate 1# Roasted Barley 1# Oats 8oz C120 4oz OS Wheat FWH 1oz Northern Brewer (stated 9.1%, probably lower due to age) 15min 1oz Northern Brewer 1.036 at 120* 1 # oats in 1 gallon water starting at *110 for at least 20 minutes (beta-glucan rest) 3tsp Gypsum total in […]

Batch 40: Pumpkin Dubbel

Recipe Type: All-Grain Yeast: WLP500 Yeast Starter: 1/2 yeast cake from Batch 38 Batch Size (Gallons): 5.5 gallons Original Gravity: 1.072 Final Gravity: 1.009 (ABV: 8.6%) IBU: 17 Boiling Time (Minutes): 60 Color:  20 Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 12# German Pilsner 1# C60 1# CaraAroma 1# D90 (at flameout) 1oz Northern Brewer (9.1 […]

Batch 39: Belgian Quad (Kris Kringle contender?)

Recipe Type: All-Grain Yeast: WLP500 Yeast Starter: 1/2 yeast cake from Batch 38 Batch Size (Gallons): 5.5 gallons Original Gravity: 1.077 before D180, est 1.083 total OG after D180 Final Gravity: 1.011 (ABV: 10.1%) IBU: 23 Boiling Time (Minutes): 60 Color:  22 Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 20# German Pilsner 1# Aromatic 8oz CaraAroma […]

Batch 38: Dubbel or Nothin

My first dubbel, which will serve as a starter for next week’s beer (Christmas Quad and Pumpkin Dubbel), I present: Dubbel or Nothin Copious notes taken (though not necessarily followed) on the topic of and recipes for Dubbels from Zymurgy and a smattering of HBT recipes 🙂 10# Pearl Malt (2-row) 1# Aromatic 1# CaraAroma 0.5# […]

Batch 33: Ploughshares to Swords

I just noticed that the name of this beer is consonant-heavy. Can a beer be consonant-heavy? Anyway, we are embarking on a quest into Saison territory!! (should I say terroir?) Inspired by a number of various recipes on homebrewtalk.com, and given my current compliment of ingredients, I present to you (for camping consumption in the […]

Batch 31: California Common

Taking on Yooper’s California Common (Anchor Steam Clone) http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f63/california-common-anchor-steam-clone-extract-ag-54301/ slightly modified, due to available ingredients 🙂 With the wonderful help of Paul Smaldino and Evan Hermann (for at least the first 1/2-2/3 of the process) SG: 1.023 at 135* (1.037 corrected) OG: 1.055 8.5# 2-row 1.5# C60 1oz NB hops 60min .5oz NB hops 30min […]

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 […]

Batches 16-18: Fashionably Late, Double the Trouble (DIPA)

A year ago tomorrow, I started home brewing. Hells yeah, 16 batches!!! As the final brew of our California experience, and in homage to our amazing time here, I am going to brew an Imperial IPA. I’ve named it ‘fashionably late, double the trouble’ as it’s a double IPA characterized by late additions of some […]