Archive for the ‘Carapils’ Category

Batch 29/30: RIS and Coffee (Chocolate? Vanilla?) Porter

Partigyle seems to be the word of the day! Brew day was Sunday, Jan 12. Brewing this recipe: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f68/russian-imperial-stout-2011-hbt-competition-category-winner-238807/ and capping the mash for a small beer, because why not!? Gonna either let the small beer sit in secondary with vanilla or chocolate, or bottle with either a vanilla tea or coffee, to make some […]

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 8: Citra Cascade IPA

first beer with the new cooler mash tun! I have a sub-optimal mash tun manifold, made of a single tube of 1/2″ PEX with 1/8″ slits cut every 1/2″ by a dremel with a high-speed cutter. Next time, I will have a more complex and appropriate manifold. Recipe:¬†http://hopville.com/recipe/1600762/american-ipa-recipes/shinken-shobu Boiled 1.5gal 15 min, added to fermenter […]