Krampus Altbier This is a little bit of a backtrack to December. I brewed Krampus around the middle of November and rushed it into the keg for December consumption. This did not do this beer justice. You should brew it late September or early October so that you can lager it for a month or
The new year has come around and I am still trying to use up some of the malt that was gifted to me. Inspired by the book The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy (guess what I got for Christmas), the Infinite Improbability Ale is a mish-mash of German malt, American and British hops that should
A few months back, some work friends and I were having one of those conversations that started out normal and took a turn for the worse. I won’t go into detail, but the result of that conversation was the idea for a beer called the “Reverse Milkman”. This is a chocolate milk stout with the tongue tingling
Ugh…. life has kept me busy lately. Between working overtime, kid’s sports events, and home functions… But, I have finally gotten back to posting on the site. We are still waiting for the Northern Spy apples to become available for Scrumpy this year. Stay tuned for that one in the near future. A friend of mine
Upon renewing my American Homebrewer’s Association Membership, I was sent some free hops. Eight ounces of free hops to be exact. Nice…. Four ounces were Azacca Hops and the other four were Jarrylo. I have never used these hops before so I decided to make two batches of Pale Ale to showcase each of these.
More About English Scrumpy 2015 Last year we made and English scrumpy and had very good results. But, we skipped some items that would have made it more authentic. First we need to look at what scrumpy is.
I was looking over the original post that I made for this beer and realized that I had made a few mistakes when formulating the recipe. Although it doesn’t make a huge difference in the recipe, I must attempt to right this wrong to the best of my ability and knowledge. The rest of this
A clone-ish version of Fuller’s London Pride.
10 gallons of mild ale split into two equal batches and pitched with 2 different yeasts. Yeast 1 = House Blend of WLP002 English Ale Yeast and WLP013 London Ale Yeast Yeast 2 = WLP017 Whitbread Ale Yeast
RAM Tripel I had some WLP500 yeast sitting around and some Brewer’s Gold hops and decided to make a Belgian Tripel.
Hopbee Honey IPA The Hopbee Honey IPA is my attempt at trying to balance honey with and English IPA. I decided not to dry hop this one so that the honey will shine through a little and not get overpowered by hops. The water profile used is the Fuller’s Bitter one that I used in
I was wasting time on the internet the other day and I stumbled across some prohibition prescription forms. I thought , “Hey, that would be neat to have a blank one of them for party invitations, beer label, coaster, etc.” I wanted the 1922 revision of the form but I could not find anyone