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The Belgian

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It’s been over a year since I’ve brewed something falling into the Belgian style category. My last attempt was a golden strong ale called Blonde Bombshell. It was also my second brewing experience ever. In the intervening time my knowledge and process has changed significantly. I’ve gone from brewing partial-boil extract recipes taken from the […]

July 31, 2011 / By / Post a Comment
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Cherry Wheat

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As I’ve slowly worked my way through various new styles and ingredients to experiment with, fruit has long been on my list. I’ve been looking forward to making a beer featuring cherries for nearly a year now. The idea first came to me after seeing fresh ripe cherries at a local farmers market one weekend. […]

May 20, 2011 / By / Post a Comment
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Shilling Parti-gyle

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Batch #12 – All Grain #7 One of my favorite batches to date has been my Strong Scotch Ale all-grain recipe. One of the signature characteristics of most Scottish ales is a deep, rich malt profile. The flavors often a result of early century procedures producing kettle-scortched wort, modern day recreations are created from the […]

May 17, 2011 / By / Post a Comment
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The Commoner

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Batch #11 – All Grain #6 I’m kicking off the 2011 brewing season with what I had anticipated on being my last brew of 2010. I was hoping to get this brew in before the end of the year. Unfortunately, an order shipment delay from MoreBeer followed by a month long chest cold and a […]

February 12, 2011 / By / Post a Comment
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Razzmatazz

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I’ve been wanting to branch out from beer and try my hand at brewing mead for quite a while. Other than the suggestion that a fermented alcoholic beverage made from honey and fruit sounds delicious, I really don’t know what I’m getting into. Given that I’m in completely unknown territory here, I really don’t want […]

February 7, 2011 / By / Post a Comment