Category Archives: Alcohol

American Wheat with Ukrainians

Today I bottled the American Wheat that was made just prior to Christmas with a couple of Ukrainian friends, Mark and George. I bottled the “second” 5-gallons, pitched with WLP320. Fermentation was very slow in my basement due to the … Continue reading

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Getting ready for the weekend

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Baking and Brewing

So the summer’s over and I’m finally back to baking and brewing. Yes, my cookbook project is proceeding. But I’m starting to worry that it may never end… I think I’m not quite halfway through the 250 recipes in the … Continue reading

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Ginger Beer?

I’m drinking an in carbonated glass of ginger beer (I guess you would call it). Do I have notes on this one?? Oh brother. Label on it says “Ginger 2″, 3/15/2013, 71B-1122 (the yeast). It’s very interesting… wish I had … Continue reading

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R&B

Lesya requested a raspberry beer for summer, so I’m making a brown ale, half of which will sit on raspberries for at least a week, the second half on blackberries. Here’s four pounds of raspberries ready for the prefermented beer … Continue reading

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Sunday morning

It’s Sunday morning in April, and it’s 36 degrees outside. Not good for riding, but I’ve got 10 pounds of pork in the smoker and 10 gallons of beer brewing up… I’d call that a pretty good morning.

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Nut Brown Ale

Given the holiday today, Jim and I were able to dedicate the morning to brewing! Nice!! 18 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) 2 lbs Caramel/Crystal Malt 60L 2 lbs Oats, Flaked 1 lb Victory Malt 0.5 lb Chocolate Malt 2.0 … Continue reading

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Ancient Orange Mead

Andrew came over this morning, and we kicked off a batch of Joe’s Ancient Orange Mead (commonly abbreviated as JAOM), recipe as shown: 17 lbs wildflower honey 6 oranges, sliced 3 cinnamon sticks 4 whole cloves 100 g raisins water … Continue reading

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Oatmeal Stout

Jim came over yesterday, and we spent the entire afternoon brewing up an 11-gallon batch of oatmeal stout. We based this on a recipe found online, but reduced the targeted bitterness from 42 IBUs to 33 IBUs (reduced each hop … Continue reading

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Wheat Beer

The wheat beer was kegged last Tuesday in time for a small poker gathering on Friday. I think it’s very good!

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