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
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
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
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
Northern Brewer – A Basic Overview of Making Hard Cider From Juice
It looks like the prime harvesting time is in October at the local orchard. I will post more about this sometime after.