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Batch 63: Inauguration Ale

This beer is being brewed to drink on the night of the inauguration of our 45th president. A number of friends are gathering to move to DC the following day for a march, and I asked everyone what kind of beer I should brew for the occasion. Top contenders were La Fin du Monde (though […]

Batch 61: Pumpkin Dubbel 2016!

To be entered into the homebrew competition for the 2016 Baltimore Craft Beer Festival 🙂 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 ≈ 1.081) Final Gravity: IBU: ~25 Boiling Time (Minutes): 75 Color: Primary […]

Batch 59: NDWSHE Wheat Wine

16# German Wheat Malt 14# German Pilsner 1# C60 2oz Nugget FWH 1 whirlfloc 90 minute boil 8 gal recovered yeast cake from one carboy from batch 58 (WLP090)   The taste upon racking to secondary was divine. The final product was estery, bitter, and a product of some very, very unhappy yeast. Need to […]

Batch 57: JungleDrew Dunkelweizen

Shout out to Drew for helping me Brew 🙂 the kids have dubbed him “JungleDrew”, and so goes his namesake beer. Recipe Type: All Grain Yeast: WLP300 Hefeweizen Ale Yeast Yeast Starter: 1L Batch Size (Gallons): 5.5 Original Gravity: 1.054 Final Gravity: 1.010 IBU: 22 Boiling Time (Minutes): 60 Color: 20 Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): room temp 14 days Secondary Fermentation (# […]

Batch 55: Little Foot Session IPA

Recipe Type: All Grain Yeast: WLP001 in 3.5 gal, 1pk Nottingham in 3.5 gal Yeast Starter: No Batch Size (Gallons): 7 (8.5 gallon boil) Original Gravity: 1.044 Final Gravity: IBU: 43 Boiling Time (Minutes): 60 Color: 4 SRM Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 5# 2-row 5# Maris Otter 1# Torrified Wheat 0.5oz Citra […]

Batch 49: Barrett’s Barleywine

Recipe Type: All Grain Yeast: WLP090 Yeast Starter: .75L starter from 1L starter of DME and one vial of WLP090 Batch Size (Gallons): 5.5 Original Gravity: 1.08 Final Gravity: 1.008 (est 10.1% ABV) IBU: ?60 Boiling Time (Minutes): 90 Color: 17L Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 34 days/60-70º Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): n/a 15# Maris […]

Batch 45: New Year’s IPA

Recipe Type: All-Grain Yeast: WLP862 Yeast Starter: No (1 vial used) Batch Size (Gallons): 5.5 gallons Original Gravity: ? 1.056 ? Final Gravity: 1.007 (6.43% est. ABV) IBU: 50? Boiling Time (Minutes): 60 Color:  7 Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 7.5# Munton’s Pearl 3.5# German Pils 1# Rye 0.5# C60 0.5# Torrified Wheat […]

Batch 43: Columbus IPA

added 2tsp Gypsum 11# Pearl Malt 8oz Torrified Wheat 4oz C60 90 minute boil 2 oz CTZ 10 min 1oz CTZ 5 min 1oz CTZ 1 min Mash temp began at 152*, ended 148* OG 1.060 UPDATE 10/8/14: KEGGED with 1oz Cole Hops (Cascade), force-carbed, FG =  1.007 (~7% ABV). After one day, lost pressure due […]

Posted September 22, 2014 by fbarrett in BREW AGAIN, Uncategorized

Batch 42: Dark English Mild

Added 0.5tsp gypsum, ~1 tsp calcium carbonate to total volume of strike/sparge water ~3.75 gal water stopped at 165* (crept up to ~172 as it was sitting) 6# Pearl malt 1# Brown malt 12oz C60 12oz Pale Chocolate 4oz C120 mash temp at 156* to start, ending mash temp 152* collected 6.5 gallons of wort […]

Posted September 21, 2014 by fbarrett in BREW AGAIN, Uncategorized

Batch 38: Dubbel or Nothin

My first dubbel, which will serve as a starter for next week’s beer (Christmas Quad and Pumpkin Dubbel), I present: Dubbel or Nothin Copious notes taken (though not necessarily followed) on the topic of and recipes for Dubbels from Zymurgy and a smattering of HBT recipes 🙂 10# Pearl Malt (2-row) 1# Aromatic 1# CaraAroma 0.5# […]