Archive for the ‘Style’ Category

Batch 70: Glitter Barleywine

So many thanks to Tom and Drew for the assistance with this brew ūüôā The day began with a disappointment, when the new heat sticks tripped the breaker. We moved outside into the COLD, and lost a lot of heat in the mash. In addition, we couldn’t fit all 36# of grain that were planned […]

Batch 69: Oriander Pale Ale

It took a lot of restraint to not come up with a more salacious name for this beer. EDIT after tasting it (3/23), I’m starting to think of something like “easier than a presidential fitness test” b/c it is Easy Drinking. Recipe Type:¬†All Grain Yeast:¬†Nottingham (1 packets) Yeast Starter:¬†none Batch Size (Gallons):¬†intended 6 Original Gravity:¬†1.051 […]

Batch 68: Yankee IPA

IPA brewed after a long hiatus and a number of equipment upgrades, including the capability of fly sparging, purchase of a plate chiller, and addition of a chilling coil in the conical fermenter. Oh, and I have pumps. 2 pumps. An I’m Gonna Use’em. This was originally planned as a NEIPA, however I didn’t have […]

Batch 65: Ben’s Wedding Ale

Insert thoughtful introduction acknowledging Ben & Olga’s wedding and the honor of brewing their beer ūüôā Recipe Type:¬†All Grain Yeast:¬†Notty (1.5 packets) Yeast Starter:¬†no starter, just 1.5¬†packets 🙂 Batch Size (Gallons):¬†intended 5.5, collected ? Original Gravity:¬†1.072 Final Gravity:¬† IBU: ? Boiling Time (Minutes):¬†60 Color: ? Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp):¬†62* to start Secondary […]

Batch 66: Olga’s Wedding Wheat

Insert thoughtful statement regarding the beautiful help that Olga provided to us today, the lots of beer that were brewed, and the honor of providing libation for her and Ben’s wedding reception ūüôā Recipe Type:¬†All Grain Yeast:¬†Safbrew WB-06¬†(1.5 packets) Yeast Starter:¬†no starter, just 1.5¬†packets 🙂 Batch Size (Gallons):¬†intended 5.5, collected ? Original Gravity:¬†1.061 Final Gravity:¬† […]

Posted May 21, 2017 by fbarrett in 2-row, Cascade, German Wheat, Rye, Safale WB-06, Wheat Beer

Batch 63: Inauguration Ale

This beer is being brewed to drink on the night of the inauguration of our 45th president. A number of friends are gathering to move to DC the following day for a march, and I asked everyone what kind of beer I should brew for the occasion. Top contenders were La Fin du Monde (though […]

Batch 62: Extra Special Bitter

Recipe Type:¬†All Grain Yeast:¬†Nottingham Yeast Starter:¬†1L starter from 1 packet Batch Size (Gallons):¬†10 Original Gravity: 1.059 Final Gravity:¬†1.012 IBU: ~50? Boiling Time (Minutes):¬†~75 Color: ~12-17 SRM? Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): ?16# Maris Otter (18# intended) 2# C60 2.5oz Nugget 60min Fresh hops: 1/2 of a […]

Posted September 19, 2016 by fbarrett in Crystal 60L, CTZ, ESB, Maris Otter, Nottingham, Nugget

Batch 61: Pumpkin Dubbel 2016!

To be entered into the homebrew competition for the 2016 Baltimore Craft Beer Festival ūüôā 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 ‚Čą 1.081) Final Gravity: IBU: ~25 Boiling Time (Minutes): 75 Color: Primary […]

Batch 60: 90th Birthday Blonde Ale

Recipe Type:¬†All Grain Yeast:¬†WLP090¬†San Diego Super Yeast Starter:¬†1 yeast cake from batch #59 Batch Size (Gallons):¬†5.5 Original Gravity: 1.050 Final Gravity: 1.0 IBU:¬†17 Boiling Time (Minutes):¬†90 Color: 2.5 Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp):¬†room temp 8 days, then keg, cold crash & carb Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 7# German Pilsen 2.5# […]

Batch 59: NDWSHE Wheat Wine

16# German Wheat Malt 14# German Pilsner 1# C60 2oz Nugget FWH 1 whirlfloc 90 minute boil 8 gal recovered yeast cake from one carboy from batch 58 (WLP090)   The taste upon racking to secondary was divine. The final product was estery, bitter, and a product of some very, very unhappy yeast. Need to […]