Archive for the ‘Hops’ Category

Batch 93: Love is the law, love under hops

I’m now trying to fill the fridge for the winter. We have the prospect of a Belgian Dubbel (previous batch), some very dark and spiced ale (coming soon to a beer blog near you), a Vienna Lager (also coming soon), and Sarah and I loved Batch 91 so much (my first attempt at a NEIPA), […]

Batch 92: Dubbel the demand

I put out a call to Twitter, and the good people of the interwebs voted that I should brew a Belgian Dubbel next 🙂 https://twitter.com/FredBarrettPhD/status/1299136363770646528?s=20 So, here we are. I’m using a hybrid of a number of recipes, including the Ommegang Abbey Dubbel at Homebrewtalk.com (https://www.homebrewtalk.com/threads/ommegang-abbey-dubbel.207079/), my first dubbel (http://home.kimusubi.net/beer/?p=348), and the dubbel recipe in […]

Batch 91: Motueka NEIPA

Recipe Type: All GrainYeast: WLP066Yeast Starter: 0.5L starter on stir plate, pitched 2 days after startingBatch Size (Gallons): 5Original Gravity: 1.055Final Gravity: 1.008IBU: 20?Boiling Time (Minutes): 60Color: 3?Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp):Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 9# Maris Otter1# flaked barley1# flaked oats whirlpool for 15 minutes (started at 180°)– 2oz Motueka– 2oz Citra after 15 minute whirlpool, it took […]

Batch 90: Mexican Lager

Adapted from https://www.whitelabs.com/recipes/pilsner-lager/amigo-mexican-lager – I figured I needed to brew a mexican lager at some point during the pandemic. Might as well do it now. Recipe Type: All GrainYeast: WLP800Yeast Starter: worked up from .5L to 2L starter, let it sit for months, topped it off with a 1L wort, pitched 2 days laterBatch Size (Gallons): 5Original Gravity: 1.038Final Gravity: 1.006 […]

Batch 88: English Mild

Recipe Type: All GrainYeast: S-05Yeast Starter: yeast cake from Batch 87Batch Size (Gallons): 6.5Original Gravity: 1.038Final Gravity: IBU: 20?Boiling Time (Minutes): 60Color: BrownPrimary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp):Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 8# 2-row0.5# C400.25# C1200.25# brown malt0.25# roasted barley 1oz Cascade – FWH mashed a little cold, not entirely sure (low 140s?), got good efficiency, yield of 6ish gallons. Pitched […]

Batch 87: Pliny the imposter

Recipe Type: All GrainYeast: S-05 (2 packets)Yeast Starter: noneBatch Size (Gallons): 5.5Original Gravity: 1.066 (with Dextrose)Final Gravity: 1.006 (8.13% ABV, alt formula)IBU: 60s?Boiling Time (Minutes): 90Color: Dark StrawPrimary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp):Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 11# 2-row0.5# Carapils0.5# C401# Dextrose (added at high krausen) 1.5oz Green Bullet (12.x%) – FWH1oz Green Bullet (12.x%) – 45 min0.5oz FF […]

Batch 81: Ryan’s IPA

For the past few years, folks at the BPRU have organized a charity auction. Nothing too huge or outlandish, but we’ve raised a fair penny each year for a good cause. Last year and this year, I offered a case of home-brewed beer, brewed to order, and this year the prize was won by my […]

Batch 78: Falconer’s Flight/MO SMaSH(ish)

I scored a huge hop sale on MoreBeer.com before the holiday, and in that purchased my first ever Falconer’s Flight (1#). Over the holiday I finished the build and tested my 1-element electric brewing control (adapted from theelectricbrewery.com). To test out the system (and add some more hops to my current tap list), I chose […]

Posted January 7, 2019 by fbarrett in Adjunct, Falconer's Flight, Hops, Malt, Maris Otter, Quaker Oats

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 🙂 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 […]