Doc Brown Ale

Doc Brown Ale Label
Doc Brown Ale

I’ve had supplies sitting around for a few months, some of which must be used before they spoil.  I decided to make a brown ale based on the 1936 DBA. My freezer contained 1 oz of EKG hops and the fridge was housing ~12oz. of No.3 Invert Sugar and ~13oz. of No.1 Invert Sugar.  I modified the midnight wheat from 6 oz. to 3oz. to make it a little lighter in color and I fracked with the mash water/grain ratio to make it 1.32 qt/lb.  The rest of the grain bill stayed pretty much the same.

Brew day is set for 10/25/14.  Updates coming as needed.  Happy brewing. Read more

Bill & Ted’s Excellent Scrumpy

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Ted’s Head featuring Bill, Kate, and Alex

Bill & Ted’s Excellent Scrumpy

Apple harvest time has arrived, my friend Ted has delivered the apples, and it’s time to make scrumpy.  He has brought 2 of his children to help out.  My kids decided to stay in bed instead. :( Read more

Olivia Blond Ale

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Olivia Blond Ale

After finding some 14 month old Belgian Ale yeast in my fridge, I decided that it was time to revist Belgian beer.  I threw the yeast in a starter, modified a recipe, and the Olivia Blond Ale was born. Read more

Making English Scrumpy

Apple-Scrumpy

A friend of mine just returned from a visit to England and Scotland and requested that we get together and make some English Scrumpy.  Not understanding what the hell he was talking about,  I did a little research and believe that these sites may be good starting point:

Self Sufficiency Brewing: Making English Scrumpy.

BBC – h2g2 – Scrumpy

UK Cider Wiki

It looks like the prime harvesting time is in October at the local orchard.  I will post more about this sometime after.