Archive for the ‘Centennial’ Category

Batch 22: Holly Ale Redux

This past week, Dan and Drew were ┬ácomplete heroes in caring for Zachary as we welcomed the arrival of Lillian. Thank you for your awesomeness. While Drew was here, he helped me brew another batch of the celebrated Holly Ale, explored in Batch 7 and Batch 10, and originating with jmo88 on homebrewtalk.com: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f78/holly-christmas-ale-145580/ This […]

Batch 20: Centennial Blonde

Joining us this week, we have Sarah’s brother Drew and our good friend Paul! We will be brewing a recipe that has gained great acclaim on one of my favorite homebrew web sites: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f66/centennial-blonde-simple-4-all-grain-5-10-gall-42841/ This is a simple 4% blonde ale, which will a) go from grain to glass quickly, b) be an easy drinking […]

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 […]

Batch 10: Belgian Holly Ale/Winter Warmer

Doing a second batch of jmo88’s holly ale from homebrewtalk.com. This time, I’m going to use a belgian yeast (WLP530), and I’m using the original grain bill proposed (instead of doing an extract batch), with slightly different quantities (probably negligible) due to the portions that my LHBS sells in: 13# pale 2-row 0.5# crystal 60 […]

Batch 7: Holly Ale/Winter Warmer

At the behest of Sarah, and certainly not begrudgingly, this batch is a winter warmer ­čÖé Sarah asked for orange, ginger, cinnamon, and vanilla, and I happened upon this recipe: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f78/holly-christmas-ale-145580/ Just in case that post or the site ever goes away, here’s the recipe (with minor changes that I made): Recipe Type:┬áPartial Mash (the […]