Oatmeal Stout (with naked oats) Oatmeal Stout (with naked oats)

Friday, September 19th, 2014

Thanks to the fermentation vessel, our recent stout went a bit wonky. However, I think that the recipe is really solid… So, it’s time to try again. Naked Oatmeal Stout Create your own recipe with All Grain Beer ABV: 5.57% IBU: 31.1 SRM: 48.3 OG: 1.055, FG: 1.014 Batch size: 12 gal Brewhouse efficiency: 70% […]

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 […]

Oatmeal, Buckwheat Stout Oatmeal, Buckwheat Stout

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Running low on stout … again. This recipe is based on the 16-ton stout, but scaled back for simplicity. There will only be 3 grain sources: barely, oats, and buckwheat. We need to think of a better name. Recipe Specifics Style: 13-C Oatmeal Stout Batch Size (Gal): 12.00 (for 10 bottled) Anticipated OG: 1.055 Anticipated […]

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 […]

Black Frost (An Epic CDA): v3 Black Frost (An Epic CDA): v3

Monday, May 28th, 2012

Our friend Joe has been really interested in brewing lately. In fact, he volunteered a bunch of time to help out during the Barrel Project brew day. We decided to get together and split a 12 gallon batch. Just by chance, Cascade hops went on sale. I grabbed 2 lbs and we decided to brew […]

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 […]

Gebbeth Strong Scotch Gebbeth Strong Scotch

Monday, October 17th, 2011

This is a “retooling” of the Gibbous recipe which everyone was calling Gebbeth, anyway…  The most radical change was to decrease the percentage of dark malts. The new recipe conforms with the BJCP style for a strong scotch ale. In Ursula K. Le Guin’s novel, a Gebbeth is: “a person who has been consumed and […]

Shakespeare Stout (Clone) Shakespeare Stout (Clone)

Monday, October 17th, 2011

The classic stout recipe. We have brewed this several times from the outstanding CYBI recipe– often making small moderations. This time, we stuck the recipe – even going so far as to modify our water with salt and chalk additions. It was a double batch (12 gallons total). The hops were all from my yard. […]

Sunday Parkways Sunday Parkways

Monday, September 26th, 2011

Each year, the city closes down a number of streets opens a number of streets to walk, bike, roll, run, jump and skip – all without having to watch out for cars. It’s called Sunday Parkways! This year, the NE route went down my block: The event was set to start at noon. Unfortunatly, it started […]

Metrofiets Metrofiets

Saturday, October 18th, 2008

My talented friend Jamie has started building Bakfiets (dutch style cargo bikes). The cycles feature  a large box for hauling groceries, kids, concrete, whatever and are popular in Europe and South America, but hard to come by in the US. The bike you see here is one of his working prototypes and was recently featured […]