Category Archives: HomeBrewing

Tubes in your arms…where do they go…?

+++ The last several batches of beer I’ve made have each had a disturbing similar quality that I don’t too much care for.  A couple of Hefeweizens, and Pale Ale, a Baltic Porter have each had an off, slightly sour … Continue reading

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Mystery Homebrew

It was a bit too late to head out to my favorite establishment for a beer so I took my chances on an unlabeled flip-top bottle of, what I assumed to be my home-brew.   Could have been anything, really.  I … Continue reading

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Hefeweizen

I want to make sure I have a couple options on tap at the house this summer so I am trying to keep the rotation going.  The other day I decided on a Heffy for a number of reasons.  One … Continue reading

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Father’s Day Pale Ale

Well, it is kegged and after a few days to get it carbonated it will be ready.     The first few samples were decent but not quite what I had hoped.   Terrific fresh citrusy hop aroma, but a sharp, … Continue reading

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Pale Ale (Un-named)

After 9 days in Primary, I just racked the Pale Ale I made in to Secondary fermentation, along with a few ounces of Amarillo and cascade leaf, floating hoppily on the top snug in there nylon stocking “hop-bags”.  They are … Continue reading

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IPA out the door

So, the IPA I made last month was technically a “contract brew” for a friend. As it neared completion I was a bit concerned as it tasted a little off. The Hop bitterness I thought tasted perfumy or soapy and … Continue reading

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Fermenter #1 Locked and Loaded

This one went off without a hitch. I knew that with 6oz total of whole leaf hops I would have to aim a bit high on total volume, since they soak up so much. Couldn’t have come out any closer, … Continue reading

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IPA Brew Day

Next batch up will be an India Pale Ale. Going with a similar recipe as I have done many times, but this time I have a lot more whole leaf hops to use. I might add a little something else … Continue reading

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