Monday, November 15, 2010

Wildwood Warmer Ale

Name: Wildwood Warmer Ale

Brew Date: 11/14/10
Bottle Date: 1/6/11
9.45 lbs Gold Malt syrup

Specialty Grains:
0.75 lbs Simpson Crystal
0.5 lbs Briess Organic Munich
0.33 lbs Chocolate Rye
0.25 lbs Simpson Chocolate

Other Fermentables:
1 lb Dark Belgian Candi Sugar at 15 minutes

2 oz Willamette Pellet Hops AA 4.7% at 60 minutes
1 oz Centennial Pellet Hops AA 9.2% at 60 minutes
1 oz Willamette Pellet Hops AA 4.7% at 10 minutes
1 oz Centennial Pellet Hops AA 9.2% at 10 minutes

White Labs Belgian Strong Ale Yeast

OG: 1.077
FG: 1.012

ABV: 8.53%

Tasting Notes: Definitely has a lot of alcohol flavor, although I'm interested to see if it mellows out over the coming months. Other than that, it's a great beer that's full of flavor!

Friday, October 29, 2010

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Friday, September 24, 2010

AC Pumpkin

Name: AC Pumpkin

Brew Date: 9/24/10
Bottle Date: 10/14/10

6 lb Briess Gold Unhopped Liquid Malt Extract

Specialty Grains:
1 lb Caramel 10L (Briess)
1 lb Caramel 60L (Briess)

Other Fermentables:
1 cup Brown Sugar at 10 minutes

2 Fresh Sugar Pumpkins, cut into cubes and roasted, at 60 minutes.

1 oz Yakima Magnum Pellet Hops AA 13.1% at 60 minutes
1 oz Crystal Pellet Hops AA 2.8% at 20 minutes


Cinnamon (2 tsp), Nutmeg (1 tsp), Ginger (1 tsp), Cloves (1 tsp), Chinese 5 spice (1/2 tsp)

White Labs English Ale Yeast WL002

OG: 1.060
FG: 1.018

ABV: 5.6%

Additional Photos and more after the jump...

Sunday, August 8, 2010


Brew Date: 8/08/10
Bottle Date: 8/27/10

6.6 lb Bavarian Wheat LME

Specialty Grains:
1 lb Gambrinus Honey Malt
1 lb Briess Vienna Malt

1 lb Clover Honey at 10 minutes

2 oz Sterling Pellet Hops AA 6% at 60 minutes
1/2 oz Liberty Pellet Hops AA 4.3% at 20 minutes
1/2 oz Liberty Pellet Hops AA 4.3% at 15 minutes
1/2 oz Liberty Pellet Hops AA 4.3% at 10 minutes
1/2 oz Liberty Pellet Hops AA 4.3% at 5 minutes

Wyeast #3056 Bavarian Wheat Blend
Wyeast #3333 German Wheat

OG: 1.0438
FG: 1.014
ABV: 4.0%

Narrative after the jump...

Thursday, May 20, 2010


A recipe courtesy of coconutboogaloo on PT:

"SIIHB Stout" - extract/partial mash

6 pounds amber liquid malt extract
1 pounds dark dry malt extract

12oz chocolate malt (nutty, chocolatey flavor)
4oz black patent (adds color and bitterness)
8oz crystal 90L (dark red color, caramel flavor)
8oz-16oz flaked oats (optional: toasted in oven for 1hr @ 300 degrees)
** here is a good website which lists the qualities that particular grains impart. mix it up!

1.5 oz fuggles hops bittering
1.5 oz fuggles hops flavoring
** this is a versatile american hop - here's other ideas for hops. be aware that if you change the hop, you will need to adjust the amount for bitterness.

yeast: lots of options! pt'er howdjado says that american yeasts (like american ale, california ale) generally leave behind more hop flavor and british/irish yeasts leave behind more malty character.

optional fun stuff:
1 tsp. irish moss (clarifies the beer)
8-16oz lactose (makes it milky/creamy/sweet)
8-16oz cold-infused coffee (steep 2 tablespoons coffee per eight ounces cold water overnight)
cherries, orange peels, rosemary, anything you desire

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Oatmeal Stout

Brew Date: 1/30/10
Bottle Date: 2/20/10

1 lb Extra Light Dry Malt Extract
3.3 lb Extra Light Extract

Specialty Grains:
1.5 lbs American 6-row
10 oz Flaked Oats
8 oz Black Patent Malt
8 oz Carafa Special II
8 oz CaraMunich III
4 oz Dark Dark Crystal

1 oz Chinook at 60 minutes
1 oz Cluster at 10 minutes

Wyeast #1099 Whitbread Ale

OG: 1.057
FG: 1.023
ABV: 4.6%

Recipe and Ingredients from Brooklyn Homebrew

Pictures after the jump...

Hop Head IPA

Brew Date - 12/19/09
Bottle Date - 1/10/10

82.4% (7 lbs) Briess LME-Gold (America) Extract
11.8% (1 lb) Crystal 60L (America)
5.9% (.5 lb) Crystal 20L (America)

1 oz Chinook Pellet at 60 minutes
1/2 oz Cascade at 45 minutes
1/2 oz Cascade at 30 minutes
1/2 oz Cascade at 15 minutes
1/2 oz Cascade at 10 minutes

WYeast 1056 American Ale/Chico

Extract Kit purchased from U2CANBREW

Pictures and more after the jump...