Old School

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January 24, 2011 / By / Post a Comment
Batch #9 – All Grain #5 It’s time for a new recipe and all new mistakes. This is batch #2 on my v3.0 brewing system – ninth overall since I started home brewing and the fifth all-grain. This time around I’m finally tackling something that I’ve been wanting to do for almost as long as […]

Back Yard Shambling

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January 14, 2011 / By / Post a Comment
It’s been a few months since my last brew. Since then, I’ve moved into a new apartment (to be closer to my brewing assistant, of course). While I still have the kitchen space and stove capacity to do my brewing inside, I’ve decided to move my brewing out of the kitchen and into the back […]

Arrogance, Party of Two

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January 1, 2011 / By / Post a Comment
Batch #7 – All Grain #3 Brewed: 8-9-10 Grain Bill 15# Pale 2 Row .5# Aromatic .5# Biscuit .5# Caramunich .5# Special B Hop Schedule 1oz Chinook 11% AA @ 60 minutes 1oz Chinook 11% AA @ 45 minutes 1oz Chinook 11% AA @ 2 minutes 5/8oz Chinook 11% AA @ 2 weeks Yeast WLP001 […]

El Jefe – American Hefeweizen

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November 7, 2010 / By / Post a Comment
Batch #6 – All Grain #2 (05-02-10) The American Homebrewers Association celebrates National Homebrew Day with an event called Big Brew. It is held on the first Saturday of May each year. The idea is that you get a group together and everyone around the world who is participating brews at the same time. The […]

Scottish Zombie Jesus

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September 22, 2010 / By / Post a Comment
Batch #5 – All Grain #1. Brewed: 04-04-10 This is my first all grain batch and my second to be kegged. I begin my recipe search as I most often do – by browsing the recipe database at HBT. Once again, I know I’m going to go with a recipe in a style I haven’t […]

Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter Clone

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April 22, 2010 / By / Post a Comment
This is batch #3. My goal with each new batch of beer is to do something I’ve never done before. I use this experimentation as a way explore and learn about the world of beer and brewing. There are usually several new things that I introduce each time I brew, but overall I try to […]

Valentine’s Edition Brew Day – Bell’s Two Hearted Ale

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February 19, 2010 / By / Post a Comment
So, technically, the brew was on the day after Valentine’s Day (or as it is affectionately known around the house since it coincides with the Chinese New Year, Loony FatChoyintine’s Day). The ingredients were sourced on the most special of holidays, though. Bell’s Two Hearted Ale is an IPA brewed by Bell’s out of Kalamazoo, […]

Game Time Grub – Hot Wings

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February 7, 2010 / By / Post a Comment
These are hands down, the best wings I’ve ever made. Never mind that the recipe was hastily hacked together from multiple online recipe sources and only used as a rough guideline once in the kitchen. And don’t even think of bringing up the fact that I’m basing this on a sample size of one and […]

The Belgian Blonde

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December 22, 2009 / By / Post a Comment
This is my second batch of craft home brewed beer. When I set out to pick the recipe this time around I had several goals in mind. Based on my experiences the first time, I knew I wanted to expand on the knowledge and techniques I had used so far. It needed to be an […]

Brewcraft

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June 14, 2009 / By / Post a Comment
My homebrew adventure began with a trip to the local supply shop, San Francisco Brewcraft. After a few weeks of internet research I had a pretty good idea of what I needed to get started. Most of the necessary equipment is typically packaged up into custom kits sold by just about every brewing store around. […]