Hen and Feisty Rooster Blonde Ales


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 has recently decided to switch from all grain brewing to extract.  This meant that he as graciously decided to donate a couple hundred pounds of grain to yours truly.  Thanks Aaron Dippner…  I owe you many beers. Read more

Azacca Pale Wheat


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. Read more

English Scrumpy 2015

Windfall Apples

Windfall Apples

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. Read more

1844 Whitbread Porter (2015)

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 post is similar to the original but corrected and changed for this years brew day.

1844 Whitbread Porter (2015)

Malts:English Pale Malt, Brown Malt, Black Malt
Hops:East Kent Goldings
Yeast:WLP017 Whitbread Ale Yeast
Availability:Late July 2015
Additional Notes

Suggested Foods: Roasted or smoked foods; barbecue, sausages, roasted meat, blackened fish.
Cheese: Cow milk such as Tilsit or Gruyére.
Dessert: Chocolate peanut butter cookies, toasted coconut cookie bars.

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