Scottish 60/70 shilling (small beer) Scottish 60/70 shilling (small beer)

Monday, October 17th, 2011

Having already brewed 24 gallons: of stout and strong scotch – we decided to use all the grain to make a small beer. Sparging more hot water over the grain yielded 12 gallons of wort with a potential for a 2% beer. We raised the gravity to 1.032 with 2 extra pounds of sugar. This […]

Ranger (ish) IPA Ranger (ish) IPA

Monday, March 7th, 2011

This is the third batch (in 3 weeks) to be dumped on the same yeast. First we had the Cream Ale, then an Evil Red. Ranger Recipe This awesome IPA is one of the few New Belgium beers that I really like. It is crisp and clean and very hoppy. Here is the original recipe. […]

Gibbous Strong Scotch Ale Gibbous Strong Scotch Ale

Friday, October 15th, 2010

With the move and everything else keeping us busy, there has not been a lot of time to brew. This was our first opportunity in several months. The recipe chosen is actually a modified version of my first all grain batch – a super heavy scotch that we named “Perigee” based on the phase of […]

Hops Planting Hops Planting

Sunday, March 14th, 2010

You might have noticed that we like to brew up some beer from time to time. One of the more expensive ingredients for home brew is hops (Humulus lupulus). It is added for the bitter and aroma qualities that help to offset the malty/sweet flavors that form during the brewing process. Without it, beer would […]