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Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

Remember the spruce ale that I started at the end of November? Brew log Update About a week ago, I racked both carboys in preparation to bottle. However, the dry hopped version was still quite cloudy – so, it went into the fridge for a cold crash. Yesterday, I pulled it out of the fridge […]

Spruce Ale (version 3.0) Update Spruce Ale (version 3.0) Update

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

It’s been about a week and a half since I brewed up the newest version of the Spruce Ale. The fermentation had slowed, meaning that it was time to rack the beer. Below, I will list some observations. Observations: Clarity This is one cloudy brew. It almost looks like cider. I remember that the others […]

Spruce Beer Update (bottled!) Spruce Beer Update (bottled!)

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

The spruce beer has been bottled and it is awesome! Jamie racked it for me last week and snuck a sip for his trouble. He immediately called and tell me how good it was. Today we bottled and it was my chance to see what had been produced.  The beer is heavenly. In the carboy […]

Spruce Beer Recipe Spruce Beer Recipe

Monday, May 11th, 2009

On Friday, we brewed a batch of beer that incorporated freshly picked spruce tips. I chose a pale ale (like this recipe), but altered the hops a bit and threw in some oats and ginger for good measure. Oats in  a pale ale? Why not? Recipe 10 lb – 2 row malt 1.5 lb – […]