Archive for the ‘Crystal 40L’ Category

Batch 77: Harvest Amber Ale

The next in a series of pumpkin ales for the season, inspired by the impeccable Nepenthe Amber Ale recipe (adapted earlier this year to include MO as the base malt), and riding on the heels of the Pumpkin Dubbel that placed 3rd in the professional panel of the homebrew comp for the 2016 Baltimore Craft […]

Batch 75: Small Pale Ale

Pale ale made from the leftovers of Batches 73/74. Recipe Type: All Grain Yeast: S-04 Yeast Starter: None (one packet pitched) Batch Size (Gallons): 5 Original Gravity: 1.062 Final Gravity: 1.008 (on 7/4/18) IBU: 24? Boiling Time (Minutes): 60 Color: ~6.6? Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 8# 2-row 14.5oz Carapils 12oz C40 0.5 oz Cascade […]

Posted July 1, 2018 by fbarrett in 2-row, Carapils, Cascade, Crystal 40L, Pale Ale, Safale S-04

Batch 73/74: Pliny Two Ways

The experiment today: brew a Pliny Clone with a handful of hop substitutions, and split the batch between a standard fermentation (Batch 73, one carboy with San Diego Super/WLP090) and one as a NEIPA (Batch 74, in a carboy with London Fog Ale Yeast/WLP066). Based on the following Pliny recipe: Russian River Pliny the Elder […]

Batch 71: Nepenthe Amber

So, for batch 70, I kindof … planned too large a grain bill for my mash tun. Aaaaaand … maybe we crushed a little too much grain for the plan. PSA: don’t measure and crush grain when you’ve been drinking heavily on St. Patrick’s day. We tried to fit as much as we could in […]

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 3: Irish Red Ale

I found this recipe ( and I brought it to the new Black Dragon Homebrew Shop ( to get it filled out. I met Jason and Heather, who were super nice and helpful (even offering a taste of Jason’s Fog, a California Common they’ve brewed). Jason signed off on the recipe and showed me to […]