Archive for the ‘Hops’ 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 75: Small Pale Ale

Pale ale made from the leftovers of Batches 73/74. Recipe Type:¬†All Grain Yeast:¬†S-04 Yeast Starter:¬†None (one packet pitched) Batch Size (Gallons):¬†5 Original Gravity:¬†1.062 Final Gravity:¬†1.008 (on 7/4/18) IBU:¬†24? Boiling Time (Minutes):¬†60 Color:¬†~6.6? Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 8# 2-row 14.5oz Carapils 12oz C40 0.5 oz Cascade […]

Posted July 1, 2018 by fbarrett in 2-row, Carapils, Cascade, Crystal 40L, Pale Ale, Safale S-04

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 72: Imperial Stout

This beer was destined to be a partigyle … but ended up just being a bitchin beer ūüôā Recipe Type:¬†All Grain Yeast:¬†S-05 Yeast Starter:¬†Yeast cake from Batch #70 Batch Size (Gallons):¬†12 Original Gravity:¬†1.084 Final Gravity:¬† IBU: ~40? Boiling Time (Minutes):¬†60 Color: ~45? Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & […]

Batch 71: Nepenthe Amber

So, for batch 70, I kindof … planned too large a grain bill for my mash tun. Aaaaaand … maybe we crushed a little too much grain for the plan. PSA: don’t measure and crush grain when you’ve been drinking heavily on St. Patrick’s day. We tried to fit as much as we could in […]

Batch 70: Glitter Barleywine

So many thanks to Tom and Drew for the assistance with this brew ūüôā The day began with a disappointment, when the new heat sticks tripped the breaker. We moved outside into the COLD, and lost a lot of heat in the mash. In addition, we couldn’t fit all 36# of grain that were planned […]

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 68: Yankee IPA

IPA brewed after a long hiatus and a number of equipment upgrades, including the capability of fly sparging, purchase of a plate chiller, and addition of a chilling coil in the conical fermenter. Oh, and I have pumps. 2 pumps. An I’m Gonna Use’em. This was originally planned as a NEIPA, however I didn’t have […]

Batch 67: Harford Porter

Straight-up porter, as the first beer brewed in my baesment. Recipe Type:¬†All Grain Yeast:¬†WLP001 (2 pure pitch packets) Yeast Starter:¬†none Batch Size (Gallons):¬†intended 10, collected 9.5 Original Gravity: ?? Final Gravity: ?? IBU:¬†?27? ?33 Boiling Time (Minutes):¬†75 Color:¬†~25? Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 18# 2-row 1# […]

Posted September 5, 2017 by fbarrett in 2-row, Biscuit, Black Patent, Cascade, Chocolate, Crystal 40L, Nugget