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American IPA

Grains 13.36  American two row .64 C 40 .5 Munich 1 red wheat Hops 60 Magnum 1oz 30 Columbus .5oz (homegrown) 20 Citra .5 15 Citra .5 10 Citra 1 oz 0 Cascade 1 oz Yeast Safale 05 Notes Brewed Wednesday January 15Continue Reading

Blonde Ale

I brewed Jamil’s recipe and got about 1.045OG with a 1.004 FG. Kegged it on January 16.Continue Reading

First Pilsner

A little chill haze, but it tastes amazing.Continue Reading

Erste lives up to its name…first bottle bomb! And first intruder!

Erste continues to live up to its name as a beer of many firsts. While I was bottling it in the dining room, a drunk college student tried to get into our house. We live right next to the College in our town, and several of our neighbors tell us that this sometimes happens onContinue Reading

Ribbons and Feedback from Homebrew Alley 7

I got my two third-place ribbons in the mail yesterday from Homebrew Alley 7.┬áMy vanilla porter placed third in its category (Spiced/Herb/Vegetable Beer), and my Blonde Ale placed third in its category (Light Hybrid Beer). I’m more excited about the feedback. First, all of the beers seemed to do well. I submitted an American PaleContinue Reading

Glass Etching Carboys

This is geniusContinue Reading

Switching from Extract to All-Grain

I only brewed 2 batches from an extract kit before I decided to try my hand at all-grain. I haven’t looked back. The control, the guaranteed freshness, the cost, and the feeling of “I’m-actually-making-beer-from-scratch” that you get cannot be beat. It adds a lot of time to the brewing day, but I find that thereContinue Reading

White House Honey Ale

My folks gave me a kit for White House Honey Ale. You’ll recall that some clever Redditor filed for the recipe under the Freedom of Information Act when he discovered that the White House brewed its own beer. I’ve always wanted to brew this, but I’ve been doing all-grain for so long, that I’ve alwaysContinue Reading

First Homebrew Competition Success!

I entered my first homebrew competition – Homebrew Alley 7, and I just found out that two of my beers finished third in their categories. My Blonde Ale finished third in the Light Hybrid Beer category, and my Vanilla Robust Porter finished third in the Spiced/Herb/Vegetable Beer category. I’ll post the recipes for each ofContinue Reading

Does Homebrewing Beer Save Money?

A lot of people get into homebrewing thinking they will save money. Will they? The answer to that question is: it depends. It depends on what kind of beer you normally drink, what kind of beer you plan on brewing, and whether you go with extract brewing or all-grain brewing. For me, the answer isContinue Reading