Fresh Black Frost Fresh Black Frost

Friday, September 12th, 2014

Another version of the award-winning Black Frost. This time, with a fresh hop twist! The hops are in my yard and will be thrown in the boil minutes after they are picked. Since they are fresh, we will be using 4x the normal weight for a combined¬† total of 48oz. Recipe Specifics Style: 23 Specialty […]

Another Another Cream Ale

Monday, May 19th, 2014

Used the exact same recipe as last time… Another Another Cream Ale Create your own recipe with All Grain Beer ABV: 4.48% IBU: 11.2 SRM: 3.9 OG: 1.045, FG: 1.011 Batch size: 12 gal Brewhouse efficiency: 77% Boil time: 60 min Grain 16 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) US (36 ppg, 2 srm) 1 lbs […]

Blackish Frost (CDA Experiment) Blackish Frost (CDA Experiment)

Monday, November 4th, 2013

It’s been a long, long while since we last brewed, but with the cold weather setting in I got the bug to do a spur-of-the-moment CDA. Instead of hitting the brew store, I literally¬†scoured the basement for ingredients. There were many substitutions. Some of the grain was over year old – but still tasted fresh […]

Filling the barrel - oak aged beer project Filling the barrel – oak aged beer project

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

Anyone want to join in on a brew project? My good friend Jamie picked up a full size Bourbon barrel. Now the plan is to fill it with Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Ale (clone) and let it oak age for a year. If you haven’t tried Rasputin, you really should – it’s a smooth, delicious […]

Loop de loop - Imperial British Pale Ale Loop de loop – Imperial British Pale Ale

Sunday, February 19th, 2012

I was not expecting to brew this weekend… Then Jamie started talking about the yeast he purchased to brew 24 gallons of “Snowfall Pale Ale” (his house beer). We quickly realized that he would need at least 1 Trillion yeast cells – he only had 2 vials of WLP005 (200 Billion total). He also wouldn’t […]

Wil Wheat (beer) Wil Wheat (beer)

Friday, January 20th, 2012

As a child of the 80’s, I grew up watching Wil Wheaton on TV (Star Trek, Stand by Me). When I recently found out that he is also a home brewer – well, I knew that a beer needed to made in his honor. Yesterday, I noticed that FH Steinbarts (my LHBS) is going to […]

Black Frost (An Epic CDA): Re-brew Black Frost (An Epic CDA): Re-brew

Saturday, November 5th, 2011

We’re trying to catch up after not brewing for almost a year! The first time I made this, the recipe was a complete experiment – but it turned out so well that a re-brew was in order. Grain This is for 12gal 24# 2row 3# Caramel 60 .5# Chocolate .5# Black Patent .5# Roast Barley […]