Archive for the ‘Adjunct’ 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 76: Stephanie’s India 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 ūüôā 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 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 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 […]