Category Archives: My Brews

Dry Stout

A basic 1 gallon Dry Stout recipe.  Note that I ground up the roasted barley in this to almost dust.  This was a recipe pretty much straight from Jamil Zainasheff in Brewing Classic Styles.  

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Hard Cider 2013

I made up a quick batch of hard apple cider on January 2, 2013.  I didn’t add any extra sugar, just used the natural sugars in the juice.   1 gallon SG 12 (1.048) Added Lavlin 71B-1122 yeast Yeast energizer … Continue reading

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Fermentation Updates Feb 2013

It’s been a long time since I’ve rock & rolled. Alright, a quick update on all things fermentation from here.  I’ve been lax in posting and generally brewing, I need to kick it up a notch. The Rhubarb Wine – I’ve … Continue reading

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Rhubarb Wine 2012

Well, I collected about 12 lbs of rhubarb this summer.  That was cleaned, sliced, bagged and frozen 12 lbs.  There was a lot more I cut out / off from the ends.  My plan all along was to make a … Continue reading

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Cheap DIY Stir-plate

I was inspired by a post on Homebrewtalk about a $12 Do It Yourself stir plate.  A couple of things. Generally, one has to shell out a few $ to buy a pre-made stir plate and ones home made are typically good … Continue reading

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Software Review: Brew Pal (for iOS)

In my constant search for an all-in-one brew calculating program that can work across Linux, Windows, & a smart phone, I’m constantly disappointed.  So, I’ve decided to search out for the best of each platform that can utilize the standard … Continue reading

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Munich Pseudo Dunkel Brewday

After drinking a nice Heater Allen Dunkel a few days ago, I decided my next brew would be a Dunkel.  I’ve never brewed a Dunkel as I haven’t done many lagers.  I felt like this wouldn’t be too big of … Continue reading

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