Archive for the ‘Adjunct’ Category

Batch 76: Hoppy Pale Ale

The name of the game today is: make beer. We have pale male, some C120, some rye, and some hops so … I think we’re gonna make an IPA 🙂 Adding dextrose at the end of the boil to augment the ABV and dry it out a little more Recipe Type: All Grain Yeast: Nottingham Yeast Starter: 0.5L […]

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 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 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 54: Pumpkin Dubbel 2015

Recipe Type: All-Grain Yeast: WLP500 Yeast Starter: none (used 2 vials, 1 per carboy) Batch Size (Gallons): 8 gallons (split into 2 carboys) Original Gravity: 1.062 Final Gravity: 1.006 (estimated 1.072 after addition of D90, giving ABV ~ 9%) IBU: 23 Boiling Time (Minutes): 75 Color:  23 Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 9.5# German […]

Batch 47: Raging Irish Red!

Recipe Type: All-Grain Yeast: S-04 Yeast Starter: No (1 packet used) Batch Size (Gallons): 5.5 gallons Original Gravity: 1.054 Final Gravity: 1.006 IBU: ?? Boiling Time (Minutes): 60 Color:  ?? Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 8# German Pils 1# CaraAroma 0.5# Melanoidin 0.5oz Aurora 10.3% 60 min 0.5oz Aurora 10.3% 30 min 1oz Aurora […]

Batch 41: Pixelated Pumpkin Ale

The original recipe was scaled up to do 7.5 gallons, but I am pretty sure I yielded closer to 8. Recipe Type: All-Grain Yeast: WLP001 / S-04 Yeast Starter: No (1 vial and 1 packet used) Batch Size (Gallons): 8 gallons Original Gravity: 1.062 Final Gravity: IBU: 17 Boiling Time (Minutes): 60 Color:  22 Primary […]

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# […]