Blind Pig was the first Double IPA I really really enjoyed when I started drinking craft beers... I dunno, 10 years ago? As much as I love Pliny the Elder, Blind Pig holds a special place in my heart because it was so much more drinkable (at least to me) than other commercially available IPAs. … Continue reading Russian River’s Blind Pig Inaugural Ale – Cloned
Just making my rotations through hops that I don't use often, or never at all. This time we're using Topaz (never used before), Rakau (used a few times before), and El Dorado (used a lot!) YVH - Topaz YVH - Rakau YVH - El Dorado Here's the recipe, similar to the previous NEIPAs I've done … Continue reading Topaz – Hazy IPA
So I myself am not a huge lover of kettle sours, but my wife loves them. Especially the fruited ones. But there's a fine line between fruited kettle sours and those gloopy smoothie sours that have fruit puree added after fermentation. Those are gross. We don't make those in our house. The idea is nice, … Continue reading Mixed Berry Kettle Sour – Raspberries, Blueberries and Blackberries!
Happy New years to anyone who happens to come across my posts. Thanks for reading! I do appreciate you being here, as this is just a fun side past time for me to document the stuff I'm making since it's all been chicken scratch and pictures on my phone till I made this site. So … Continue reading My House Nitro Sweet Stout
I always need to keep a hazy IPA on tap, and we blow through 5 gallons pretty quick around here. Next up, some fresh 2020 riwaka to hold us over through the end of the year. I've heard great things about this hop, only had one commercial beer that has it in it, and have … Continue reading Hazy IPA – Riwaka!
This was my covid shut down (part 1) project. Looks like we're headed back to another shelter in place... time to start brainstorming for shut down part 2 projects! I had a 3 tap keezer, and with one tap always dedicated to a hazy IPA, one to a kettle sour for my wife, and one … Continue reading 8 Tap Kegerator: Because of course I need 8 taps.
This is will be a quick post, as I'm still newer-ish to brewing lagers. There's also no fancy techniques, other than my normal ferment/serve from the same keg, and spunding for carbonation. Thankfully I've had some success in the few batches I've made as they don't last very long and very easy drinking. This one … Continue reading Nelson Pilsner
I'm all about always trying to make my hazy IPAs better. I'm already damn proud of the ones make. See: Don Neldorado and Tauntalus Pot. Two of my better hazy IPAs I've made. I read somewhere that a commercial brewery adjusts post boil pH of their wort to 4.6. The only pH measurement I do … Continue reading 9% Nelson Hazy IPA – Post Boil pH Adjustments?
Things this post IS NOT: In depth explanations of water chemistry itself. A full breakdown of everything Bru'n Water has to offer. A guarantee that you will become a master brewer by reading this. Things this post IS: An easy to follow step by step picture guide of how to get yourself comfortable using Bru'n … Continue reading Using Bru’n Water: An easy to follow starter’s guide.
I'll get right to it - Never done this before so I'm just going to type and add pics as I find them. We'll start with the garage brewery. I'm in the process of planning a deck to put the Kamado Joe on, but I'll include a pic of her at the end. Brewery I … Continue reading Intro to my brewery & bbq